Viewpoint: Going Out with a Whimper

After six months of hesitation followed by three days of suspense, Slobodan Milosevic is finally behind bars. That is a figure of speech, because his cell, just like all the other cells for solitary confinement in Belgrade's Central Prison, has no windows, so there are no bars. He is entitled to 10-minute walks with a guard at his side and daily visits by his wife and lawyer. There is no special treatment: his shoelaces and his belt were taken away at the entrance, and he eats prison food served through a hole in the wall.

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