Saturday, March 11, 2006

Milosevic Dead; Second Serbian Prisoner in Six Days to Die in Hague Captivity

This morning, Serbia’s B-92 announced that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has died in captivity. The news went around the world in minutes. Apparently his failed plea to seek medical attention in Russia was not the joke or stalling tactic that Western media caustically and constantly derided it as being.

In rejecting Milosevic’s request of 24 February, the Hague voiced fears that he might not come back, and argued that good enough medical care was available in the Netherlands.

B-92 reported that when Milosevic’s body was found, he “had already been dead for several hours.” The general secretary of the Serbian Socialist Party which Milosevic once led, Ivica Dacic, angrily stated that “Milosevic didn’t die in Scheveningen [Prison] – he was killed in Scheveningen!” However, he did not provide evidence of how or why Milosevic might have been assassinated......(continued)


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