This Happened - February 12: Milosevic On Trial
On this day, 21 years ago, the trial of Slobodan Milošević began in the Hague, Netherlands.
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Who was Slobodan Milošević?
Slobodan Milošević was the President of Serbia and later the President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1989 to 2000. He was arrested in 2001 and subsequently charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
What were the charges against Slobodan Milošević?
Slobodan Milošević was charged with 66 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, related to the conflicts in Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo during the 1990s.
How did the trial end?
The trial of Slobodan Milošević ended on March 14, 2006, without a verdict, as Milošević died in his prison cell on March 11, 2006, before the trial could be completed.
What was the outcome of the trial?
The outcome of the trial was inconclusive, as Milošević died before a verdict could be reached. However, the trial provided detailed evidence of the crimes committed during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s and contributed to the establishment of the facts of these events.