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Preliminary Autopsy Results of Slobodan Milosevic

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The Hague, 12 March 2006

Preliminary Autopsy Results of Slobodan Milosevic

Under the authority of the Prosecution Service of The Hague, an autopsy of Slobodan Milosevic was conducted this afternoon. The autopsy was performed by Dutch forensic pathologists in The Hague.

Pursuant to a request from the government of Serbia and Montenegro, and with the concurrence of the Dutch authorities and the Tribunal Registrar, two pathologists from Belgrade attended the procedure.

The Tribunal has received a brief summary of the autopsy results. According to the pathologists, Slobodan Milosevic's cause of death was a "myocardial infarction". Further, the pathologists identified two heart conditions that Slobodan Milosevic suffered from, which they said would explain the myocardial infarction.

The Prosecution Service of The Hague informed the Registrar that a toxicological examination will still be carried out. The Tribunal has been informed that the final report will be issued as soon as possible.

Slobodan Milosevic's remains will be released to the family tomorrow.


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