Monday, March 13, 2006

The Murder of Milosevic

1. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060312/D8GA77IO4.html
Report: Milosevic's Blood Had Drug Traces
Mar 12, 2:17 PM (ET)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Traces of a drug used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis were found in a blood sample taken in recent months from former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, a Dutch news report said, citing an unidentified "adviser" to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.
The report came hours after Milosevic's legal adviser showed journalists a letter the late Serb leader wrote Friday, one day before his body was discovered in prison, alleging that he was being poisoned.
The report was on the text service of the Dutch state broadcaster, NOS. It did not identify its source further.
(to read the entire report, please go to link)
2. http://www.forbes.com/business/commerce/feeds/ap/2006/03/12/
Associated Press
March 12, 2006
Report: Milosevic's Blood Had Drug Traces
-The NOS report did not identify the drug found inMilosevic's blood "in a test done in recent months,"
but said it could have had a "neutralizing effect" on his other medications.
Traces of a drug used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis were found in a blood sample taken in
recent months from former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, a Dutch news report said, citing an
unidentified "adviser" to the U.N. war crimestribunal.
The report came hours after Milosevic's legal advisershowed journalists a letter the late Serb leader wrote
Friday, one day before his body was discovered in prison, alleging that he was being poisoned.
The report was on the text service of the Dutch state broadcaster, NOS. It did not identify its source
further.
Dutch doctors conducted an autopsy Sunday onMilosevic's remains, but the results were not expected
to be released until Monday. The tribunal spokeswoman said she could not comment on
the news report. "We don't have any information. We simply have to wait for the results" of the autopsy
report, said Alexandra Milenov. Doctors found traces of the drug when they were
searching for an answer to why Milosevic's medication for high blood pressure was not working, the report
said. Milosevic was examined last January, according to his legal aide, Zdenko Tomanovic.
The NOS report did not identify the drug found in Milosevic's blood "in a test done in recent months,"
but said it could have had a "neutralizing effect" on his other medications.
Earlier, Tomanovic said Milosevic had been "seriously concerned" about being poisoned.
His letter, dated March 10, was addressed to the Russian Embassy asking for help.
Milosevic had appealed to the war crimes tribunal last December to be allowed to go to a heart clinic in
Moscow for treatment. The request was denied. He repeated the request as late as last month.
Milosevic underwent frequent medical examinations by doctors and specialists appointed by the tribunal and
by Serb doctors brought at his own request. Detailed reports were routinely submitted to the judges.
Tomanovic said he saw the jailed Serb leader on Friday at 4:30 p.m. His body was found the next morning, and by 11 a.m. the letter was delivered to the Russian Embassy.

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