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1 November: Facing the boycott of the defense witnesses and reaction of the international public, in order to postpone the total collapse of the ICTY, the 'Appeals Chamber' decides to restore conditionally the right of President Milosevic to conduct his own case.
26 October: Kay and Higgins file a "request for withdrawal" from the duty of the imposed counsel. The request is pending the decision of the 'Trial Chamber'.
21 October: The five-member 'Appeals Chamber' of the ICTY, chaired by its President Theodor Meron (USA) hears the arguments of the 'sides' on the issue of the imposition of counsel. Read the remarks of President Milosevic.
19 October: Liana Kanelli (Greece), MP and Vice-Chairwoman of the ICDSM, appears before the ICTY. Read the transcript of her testimony.
14 October: JUDr Vojtech Filip, Vice-Chairman of the Czech Parliament, joins the international lawyers' appeal to UN against the imposition. The appeal is signed by 100 lawyers and law professors from 18 countries.
16 September - 12 October: The Hague process is in recess, due to inability of the imposed counsel to find witnesses for his fake case.
2 September: Immediately after President Milosevic's opening speech, which was supposed to be an introduction into presentation of truth in the 'defense case' with numerous important international witnesses, the 'Trial Chamber' decides to silence President Milosevic by imposing on him and against his will as 'defense counsel' two British lawyers, Steven Kay and Gillian Kay Higgins. Former 'Amici Curiae', Kay and Higgins, in spite of obvious conflict of interest and professional embarrassment accepted the assignment, which gives them all and leaves to President Milosevic no right in conducting and presenting the defense.
The unprecedented decision of imposition, made in violation to International Law and even ICTY's own Statute, produced a series of condemning reactions worldwide, including among most of the defense witnesses, who chosen to boycott the process until the fundamental right of President Milosevic is restored. The 'Appeals Chamber' of the ICTY is due to consider the decision on imposition on 21 October 2004.
31 August - 1 September: President Milosevic makes his historic 'opening speech' accusing Germany, Vatican and USA for the break-up of Yugoslavia, tragedy of its peoples, alliance with terrorists, occupation of Serbia and persecution of Serbian freedom fighters. The main tools of this aggression are NATO and ICTY. Crime against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed.
EXPERTS URGE U.N. ON MILOSEVIC DEFENCE By Edith Lederer (AP, 18 August 2004)
A report on the press-conference in the UN Headquarters hold by Tiphaine Dickson and Ramsey Clark on behalf of 90 lawyers and law professors from 17 countries and hosted by Barry Lituchy on behalf of ICDSM-US.
29 July: 50 Lawyers and Law Professors from 12 countries address UN and ICTY with the appeal entitled: "Imposition of Counsel on Slobodan Milosevic Threatens the Future of International Law and the Life of the Defendant". Only two days later they were joined by another 20 their colleagues.
6-21 July: The 'Trial Chamber' issues a series of 'orders' declaring intentions: to impose a counsel on President Milosevic against his will, to 'sever the indictments' and to change other rules in the middle of the process on detriment of President Milosevic, as parts of the "the radical review of the future conduct of the trial" aiming to misuse the deterioration of the President Milosevic's health, produced by the tribunal, to silence him.
16 July: The beginning of the 'defense case' is rescheduled for 31 August on the basis of the doctor's report.
12 July: The beginning of the 'defense case' is rescheduled for 19 July, depending on the future doctor's report which has to indicate "whether the Accused is fit to participate in court proceedings from Monday, 19 July 2004 to Wednesday, 21 July 2004", last days before the summer break. In the meantime it is totally forbidden for President Milosevic to work, even to meet his legal associates.
5 July: President Milosevic is forced to appear very ill before the 'Judges' in spite the protest of the doctors. A 'show-session' is performed for the international media gathered to follow the beginning of the 'defense case'. 'Judges' announce 'radical reconsideration' of the future conduct of the 'trial'. After the consultations with Madeleine Albright of previous and ambassador Prosper of the actual US administration, who came to The Hague, the 'Trial Chamber' rules next day, without any foundation in numerous medical reports, that President Milosevic whose life is at stake is fit 'to stand the trial' but probably not 'to defend himself'. In the same decision, the 'Judges' open a pursuit for a lawyer who would accept to be an imposed counsel against President Milosevic's will and for a doctor who would accept to confirm the medical conclusions of the 'Trial Chamber'! The beginning of the 'defense case' is rescheduled for 16 July.
1 July: Richard May dies.
29 June: ICTY 'President' Meron and 'Chief-Prosecutor' del Ponte demand at the session of UN Security Council a 'punishment' for Serbia and Montenegro for 'non-cooperation' and a prospective to prolong the works of ICTY. The session ends without any written conclusions or statement.
28 June: "SLOBODA" organizes a mass people's rally and protest march in the center of Belgrade, supported by all Serbian patriotic parties and organizations. The strongest demands are delivered to all Serbian and Federal state organs and institutions. Demonstrations also held in Moscow.
26 June: Organization of Serbian Diaspora "NedaIst" and ICDSM hold Vidovdan Demonstrations at The Hague.
25 June: Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Russia and Belarus demands release of President Milosevic from Detention, after the same was done by the Parliament of the Republic of Belarus.
17 June: 'Pre-defense Conference' at ICTY puts additional procedural restraints on presentation of the 'defense case'.
16 June: ICTY 'Judges' refuse to withdraw any of 66 counts of the 'indictment' in their respond to the 'Motion for Acquittal' filed by the 'Amici Curiae'. 'Judge' Robinson (now presiding) and 'Judge' Kwon differ in opinions about the 'genocide' charge. 'Judge' Bonomy who enters the process after signing that he studied millions of pages in less than two months, decides with his vote against President Milosevic.
27 May: Beginning of the 'defense case' rescheduled for 5 July.
5 May: Beginning of the 'defense case' rescheduled for 22 June.
13 April: President Milosevic submits a list with 1631 witnesses and more than 3000 exhibits.
12 April: Kofi Annan appoints Lord Bonomy (UK) instead of Richard May (UK).
26 March: Russian Duma almost unanimously demands release of President Milosevic from detention.
25 March: Theodor Meron holds a hearing with President Milosevic to establish whether he agrees with the continuation of the process with a substitute judge. President Milosevic underlines the illegality of the ICTY and the process and demands his release. This "public session" was not televised nor the transcript was ever published. "No consent!" - Meron concludes. "We will go on in the interest of justice" - Robinson and Kwon decide.
9 March: David Tolbert lifts the total isolation of President Milosevic after the motion by a prominent ICDSM member against the ICTY's unlawful acts enters the official court record. ICTY's President Theodor Meron is still obliged to respond. Read the full text of the Motion by Barry Lituchy drafted by ICDSM lawyer Tiphaine Dickson.
25 February: The ICTY Prosecution gives up from the last two days of its presentation, after they were twice postponed due to President Milosevic's illness. Same day, the incomplete Trial Chamber (!) issues a Decision proclaiming the Prosecution case closed and orders that ill President Milosevic should start his preparations and that the Defense case shall commence on Tuesday, 8 June 2004.
22 February: Richard May (UK), presiding the ICTY Trial Chamber resigns 'due to health reasons'; Theodor Meron (USA), ICTY President calls Kofi Annan to appoint a new judge.
19 February: Scheduled end of the "Prosecution case".
06 February: After SPS enters the deals with the pro-Western parties in the process of forming a new government in Serbia, the tribunal decides to prolong the isolation of President Milosevic for another month. Same as the first two, the third gag order is signed by the tribunal's Deputy Registrar David Tolbert (USA).
by Tiphaine DICKSON and ICDSM (Quebec/Canada)
20 January: After the SPS top decides that neither President Milosevic nor any of his associates get seats in the Serbian Parliament, the Appeals Chamber of the tribunal presided by Theodor Meron (USA) makes the final decision that three months period assigned for the preparation of the defense will not be prolonged.
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15 December: On the order of US Government 1999 NATO commander Wesley Clark appears as a Prosecution witness in full secrecy and with unbelievable limitations for cross-examination.
11 December: Tribunal puts President Milosevic into total isolation since he appears as a candidate in Serbian early parliamentary elections after it became clear that socialist/patriotic opposition has chance to win.
STUDIES AND ANALYSES (From Z Magazine)
By Ed Herman
By Ed Herman and David Peterson
Protest to the Governments of USA, UK, France, Russia, China, The Netherlands and to ICTY
(SERBIAN LIBERATION STRUGGLE GLORIFIED IN 1876 BY TCHAIKOVSKY)
Vidovdan 28 June 2003 Hague Demos
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Milosevic: speeches, statements, interviews * 'trial' testimony
* To Watch the 'Trial' *
DRAMA AT THE HAGUE
[22 September 2003]
and abolition of the Hague Tribunal
[Athens, 17 November 2003]
[4 November 2003]
ICDSM Québec/ICDSM Canada in Solidarity with the Workers of Serbia: This is the same struggle!
[2 November 2003]
by Vladimir Krsljanin
by SLOBODA, SPS and people of Belgrade
[28 October 2003]
Criminal Character of the Hague Tribunal Proven by its Transcripts
[25 October 2003]
by Professor Kostas Alyssandrakis, MEP of CP Greece
(speech in the European Parliament)
[15 October 2003]
[8 October 2003]
[4 October 2003]
[3 October 2003]
ICDSM Press Conference at The Hague by Ian Johnson, Member
of ICDSM Board and Coordinator of ICDSM-Britain
[30 September 2003]
expressing a series of legal arguments
[29 September 2003]
[25 September 2003]
[23 September 2003]
proving that the health condition of President Milosevic requires his release. The 'three months' decision "will irresponsibly increase the risk and stress factors".
[19 September 2003]
denouncing the outrageous decision by the tribunal to provide President Milosevic with only three months to prepare his case.
[18 September 2003]
The legitimate requests of President Milosevic should be fulfilled!
ICDSM congratulates formation of the US National Section chaired by Michael Parenti.
Read the first press release of ICDSM-US.
[13 September 2003]
And for two-years break. Defense should be prepared in freedom, after his health will be recuperated. His isolation and persecution of the family must end. Fiasco of the Prosecution. No judiciary at The Hague!
These are the messages of Zyuganov, Haritonov, Ryzhkov, Nikolaev, Raikov, Romanov and several chairmen and vice-chairmen of parliamentary factions and committees, some of them pro-presidential, from the joint statement issued today in Moscow.
Read our exclusive report.
[12 September 2003]
Slobodan Milosevic, 2 September 2003
NATO Tribunal denies the right to defense, after all other President's rights have been denied!
Read a report from the first "Pre-Defense Conference" at The Hague and first reactions from Belgrade
[2 September 2003]
"Evidence" in the "Milosevic Case":
What's Behind Carla's Promises?
By Cathrin Schuetz
[1 September 2003,
German original published in junge Welt, 19 August 2003]
Read a recent analysis of the fake success and further read about the background of the prosecutor of NATO Martial Court
Read the Protest Letter to The Hague tribunal
by Antonio Neto
President of the General Confederation of Trade Unions of Brazil (CGTB) and Vice-President of the World Federation of Trade Unions and
Secretary of International Relations of CGTB
[29 August 2003]
Read also one of the historical speeches of President Milosevic
Letter to The Hague by Professor Valkanov, Co-chair and attorneys Black, Kuznecov and Verges of ICDSM Legal Committee
[26 August 2003]
The shameful terror against my family is part of the criminal lawlessness and tyranny, through which the Belgrade regime is aiding The Hague and its aggression against our country and our people... (read the whole statement written at The Hague on 17 August 2003)
reporter David Binder on "Shock and Awe" in
[Posted 19 May 2003]
During The 1980s
Albanian Terrorist Leader Calls For Greater
Duma is Unanimous: 'Political Prisoner Milosevic' must be
Given Proper Medical Care!
Milosevic refuses psychiatric tests!
The Hague Gives Slobodan Milosevic the
Above article in original Dutch
ICDSM Letter to The Hague
Yugoslav Upper House Votes to Bring
'In Concern for the Life and Health of
Slobodan Milosevic's Opening Statement in the
Cross-Examination of Croatian President Mesic -
Transcript from 2 October 2002
Slobodan Milosevic's Opening Statement: Part
Slobodan Milosevic's Opening Statement: Part
Resolution for the Release of Slobodan
COLONIAL WARS -
THE JUDGE AS PROSECUTOR: TWO DAYS AT THE
"TRIAL" OF SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC
VLAJKO STOJILJKOVIC'S LAST MESSAGE
Ante Pavelic: The Real 'Butcher of the
AL QAEDA, THE KLA AND 'JUDGE' MAY ON
FBI and MSNBC Documents Cited by Pres.
Milosevic, March 7th
BLAIR ADVISER WANTS A RETURN TO 'AGE OF
Milosevic in The Hague 'Court'
Editor's Note: This translation has been approved by the Socialist Party of Serbia, which is Slobodan Milosevic's political party. It is truer to the original Serbo-Croatian than the translation posted by The Hague 'Tribunal.'
From the London Spectator
NATO SPIES CONFESS
Sgt. Schulz at The Hague -
APPEAL TO HEADS OF STATE: DEFEND YUGOSLAVIA *
FREE SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC!
Intense Struggle at Hague, Friday 8 March
From reader George Wilcoxson in Washington State, USA:
The URL of the RealVideo
Archive of the Milosevic "trial" (with English
WHITE BOOK on NATO Crimes, Spring 1999
Milosevic's courage needs our
Interview with Vladimir Krsljanin, International Secretary of the Socialist Party of Serbia, published on 2 March in the Internet addition of Halo Noviny (Czech Republic). Interviewer Jan Hrobar. Kindly translated from the Czech by Colin Meade.
Russian Duma Calls for Milosevic
to be Set Free!
Other Side of the Story'
Milosevic, Prisoner of
Slobodan Miloevic in The Hague, January 30th 2002 (transcript)
London - Everyone Invited - Friday - 1 February - 7 PM - Hear:
* Christopher Black: Canadian barrister, war crimes expert and defence lawyer at Rwanda war crimes 'tribunal,' editor at Emperor's Clothes, Chair of the Legal Committee of the International Committee for the Defence of Slobodan Milosevic (ICDSM)
* Misha Gavrilovic: British-Serbian Alliance, prominent broadcaster who has made over 800 media appearances discussing the conflict in Yugoslavia.
Click here for details about meeting and some comments by Jared Israel
Milosevic: "In the guise of a 'trial'
you aim to justify your crimes!"
confronts Richard May at The Hague 'Tribunal,'
Slobodan Milosevic's speech at the ICTY "War Crimes Tribunal" in The Hague, 11 December 2001
Letter from 20 Members of Belgrade
Faculty of Law on Illegal Use of Amicus Curiae by
This letter has been sent to the Bar Associations of Serbia and Yugoslavia, the Netherlands and Great Britain.