Saturday, March 11, 2006


From the BBC:

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been found dead in the detention centre at The Hague tribunal.

The tribunal said an autopsy would be conducted to establish cause of death, but there was no indication of suicide.

Zdenko Tomanovic, a lawyer for Mr Milosevic, says the autopsy should take place elsewhere as his client said he was being poisoned in the jail.

Mr Milosevic, 64, had been on trial at the UN war crimes tribunal for genocide and other war crimes since 2001.

I wish he'd been convicted and sentenced accordingly for his crimes against humanity. But you'll have to excuse me for not caring much about his death. I am rarely one to treat human life so lightly, but:

Good riddance.


The Washington Post has worldwide reaction to the news here. The BBC has some here. The BBC also has background on Milosevic's rise and fall here, the specific charges against him here, and an obituary here.

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