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Ramsey Clark to help Saddam Hussein

AMMAN, Jordan, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark says he will assist in the war crimes defense of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the BBC said Wednesday.

'Assassination attempt' was road rage

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An incident thought to be an assassination attempt on Serbia's President Boris Tadic was actually a case of "road rage," the BBC reported Thursday.

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Serb leader urges support for Hague, EU

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The president of Serbia-Montenegro urged his citizens to cooperate with the war crimes tribunal in the Hague, Radio Free Europe reported Saturday.

Milosevic wins right to self defense

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic won the right Monday to defend himself at his trial for genocide and war crimes at The Hague, the BBC reported.

Milosevic lawyer: 'Let him defend himself'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Court-appointed lawyers for former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic have asked the international court to let him defend himself, the BBC said Thursday.

Alleged war crimes fugitive pens love tale

BELGRADE, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Dozens of Serb extremists reportedly were on hand for the release of a romantic novel written by Radovan Karadzic, a fugitive accused of massacring Bosnians.

Milosevic judges may subpoena witnesses

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The defense lawyer for former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic says there are very few witnesses willing to testify at Milosevic's war crimes trial.

Milosevic trial resumes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The war crimes trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic has resumed at The Hague after a month of delays, the BBC reported Tuesday.

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War-crimes suspect indicted in U.S.

BOSTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts construction worker faces immigration charges that allege he lied about possible connection to Bosnian war crimes.

Serbian court orders arrest of generals

BELGRADE, Serbia, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A Serbian court has ordered the arrest of four generals wanted by the United Nations court in The Hague on war crimes charges.

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Slobodan Milosevic
BEL99061501- 15 JUNE 1999 -BELGRADE YUGOESLAVIA: Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic greets a cheering crowd June 15th in Beska, some 30 km north of Belgrade. He announced the reconstruction of the country would start by repairing a bridge damaged by NATO . rw/Tanjugfoto

Slobodan Milošević (sometimes transliterated as Miloshevich; Serbian pronunciation:  ( listen); Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Милошевић; 20 August 1941 – 11 March 2006) was President of Serbia and Yugoslavia. He served as the President of Socialist Republic of Serbia and Republic of Serbia from 1989 until 1997 in three terms and as President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. He also led the Socialist Party of Serbia from its foundation in 1990. His presidency was marked by the breakup of Yugoslavia and the subsequent Yugoslav wars. In the midst of the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, Milošević was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in connection with the wars in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Milošević resigned the Yugoslav presidency amid demonstrations, following the disputed presidential election of 24 September 2000. He was arrested by Yugoslav federal authorities on Saturday, 31 March 2001, on suspicion of corruption, abuse of power, and embezzlement. The initial investigation into Milošević faltered for lack of evidence, prompting the Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić to send him to The Hague to stand trial for charges of war crimes instead. Milošević conducted his own defense in the five-year long trial, which ended without a verdict when he died on 11 March 2006 in his prison cell in The Hague. Milošević, who suffered from heart ailments and high blood pressure, died of a heart attack. The Tribunal denies any responsibility for Milošević's death. They claim that he refused to take prescribed medicines and medicated himself instead.

Milošević had roots in the Vasojevići Serb clan. He was born and raised in Požarevac, Yugoslavia during the Axis occupation of World War II. His parents separated in the aftermath of the war. His father, the Serb Orthodox deacon Svetozar Milošević, shot himself in 1962, and his mother, Stanislava Resanović, a school teacher and also an active member of the Communist Party, committed suicide in 1972. Milošević went on to study law at the University of Belgrade's Law School, where he became the head of the ideology committee of the Yugoslav Communist League's (SKJ) student branch (SSOJ). While at the university, he befriended Ivan Stambolić, whose uncle Petar Stambolić had been a president of Serbian Executive Council (the Communist equivalent of a prime minister). This was to prove a crucial connection for Milošević's career prospects, as Stambolić sponsored his rise through the SKJ hierarchy.

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