Milosevic to make first appearance before UN criminal tribunal on Tuesday

Tribunal President Judge Claude Jorda has assigned Mr. Milosevic’s case to Trial Chamber III, which is presided over by Judge Richard May. The suspect is scheduled to appear in the Chamber at 10 a.m. Mr. Milosevic, who arrived at The Hague-based Tribunal in the early morning hours on Friday, has been indicted for crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war during a “systematic attack directed against the Kosovo Albanian civilian population of Kosovo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY).” Among other criminal acts committed under Mr. Milosevic’s leadership, the forces of the FRY and Serbia “forcibly expelled and internally displaced hundreds of thousands of Kosovo Albanians from their homes across the entire province of Kosovo” by using threats and violence to create an atmosphere of fear and oppression, according to the indictment, which also contains charges against four others: Milan Milutinovic, Nikola Sainovic, Dragoljub Ojdanic and Vlajko Stojiljkovic.

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