His Day In Court

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Milosevic at court in the Hague

When case IT-02-54 is finally heard at the international war crimes tribunal in the Hague this week, it will mark a moment many despaired would ever come. The Serb strongman and former President of Yugoslavia who pre-sided over a decade of mass murder and mayhem across the Balkans seemed untouchable for so long, and then became almost forgotten as the world's attention fixed on a new global villain. Yet Milosevic will now have to sit each day in an austere courtroom, flanked by two U.N. guards, to answer to charges of crimes against humanity — even if he does remain defiant...

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