Milosevic Confronts His Angry Accusers

The man on trial for war crimes is belligerent and defiant. So is his lawyer

After denouncing "this false court," Milosevic, who is defending himself, is now fully engaged in his trial It's a long way--a lot further than can be measured in mere miles--from Kosovo's valleys to the imposing courtroom of the first International War Crimes Tribunal since the aftermath of World War II. Fehim Elshani, 67, a Kosovo Albanian, made the journey. Looking dignified in a three-piece suit, the accountant turned farmer took his place in the witness chair, shifting his body so that his back was turned to the defendant--who was also doing the questioning. In a show of disrespect, Elshani refused to...

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