Thwarted Justice

Upon hearing of Slobodan Milosevic's death, Serbian President Boris Tadic could not find any family members in Milosevic's native Serbia to accept his condolences, so Tadic delivered his message to the former Yugoslav President's old party headquarters instead. Milosevic, who was on trial in the Hague for genocide, is still a potent symbol of Serbia's bloody past, but he no longer inspires much personal devotion beyond a small group of loyalists. (They were the ones spreading rumors of suicide and accusing the International Criminal Tribunal of murder for denying Milosevic's recent request to seek medical treatment in Russia.)

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