Slobodan Milosevic Dies in Prison CellThat last sentence could have included an additional clause: "... on trial for four years with no end in sight ..."
By Arthur Max, Associated Press Write
Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, the so-called "butcher of the Balkans" being tried for war crimes after orchestrating a decade of bloodshed that killed 250,000 people and broke up his country, was found dead Saturday in his prison cell. He was 64.
Milosevic, who suffered chronic heart ailments and high blood pressure, apparently died of natural causes and was found in his bed, the U.N. tribunal said, without giving an exact time of death.
Slobodan Milosevic has been on trial since February 2002, defending himself against 66 counts of crimes, including genocide, in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. (link)
How embarrassing. The European judicial system befuddled this mass murderer to death.