Former Liberian President Charles Taylor became the first African leader to face war crimes charges when he stood before an international tribunal in the West African nation of Sierra Leone April 3.
International war crimes judges reported that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, on trial in The Hague for crimes committed during the Balkan wars, is at serious risk of a heart attack and should consider not serving as his own counsel.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic refused to enter a plea to war crimes charges today in his first appearance before a U.N. tribunal.
Taking the first major step toward a war crimes trial, Yugoslav police are investigating the role of former president Slobodan Milosevic in covering up a massacre of ethnic Albanians.
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