A Spring in Belgrade

When Slobodan Milosevic was dispatched to the Hague almost five years ago to be tried for war crimes, I believed, like most Serbs, that he would never be back. I did see him once again sometime later, face to face, as I gave evidence for the prosecution at his trial; it was a brief and not exactly enjoyable encounter. As time went by, and the process in the Hague dragged on year after year, its meaning was somehow lost to me amidst Slobo's endless rants and the prosecution's legal maneuvers; watching the trial felt like watching an overstretched soap opera, and...

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