Jasmina Tesanovic: Slobodan Milosevic Died
Belgrade, March 11, 2006 1.p.m
Slobodan Milosevic Died
by Jasmina Tesanovic
B92 is unofficially reporting this news from Hague prison. His family is contacted.
Few days ago a Milan Babic Serbian leader convicted of war crime committed suicide in Hague, before he managed to testify against others indicted for war criminals, Milosevic too... Three years ago the prime minister Zoran Djindjic who arrested Milosevic and sent him to Hague in 2001 was killed almost on the same day.
Few days ago Milosevic was denied to travel to Russia for medical care.
It is a bad moment for justice and war tribunal. The first judge May in the trial against Milosevic died too some time ago. But the trial goes on.
Milosevic was accused of genocide in Bosnia,among other crimes elsewhere. Those people are missing too, unable to plead justice. Someone else will have to do it for them all.
Backlash is expected in this much criticized process, as well as on the local grim political scene. Serbia is divided, the two sides in the historical postwar trial are consolidating, streets may get hot as when Milosevic seized power, waged wars and was toppled by million of Serbian people . This so called transition towards truth and reconciliation may become a dangerous transition to nowhere.
posted by Xeni Jardin