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Milosevic Defence Case Rescheduled to Start on 5 July 2004

Press Release
(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)
The Hague, 27 May 2004

Milosevic Defence Case Rescheduled to Start on 5 July 2004

Please be advised that the start of the Defence case in The Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic has been rescheduled and will commence on Monday, 5 July 2004 at 9 a.m. The Pre-Defence Conference will now be held on Thursday, 17 June 2004 at 10 a.m.

In its Order of 27 May 2004, the Trial Chamber considered "the continued ill health of the Accused, and the advice of the treating cardiologist that the Accused rest for a period, after which he may resume work initially for three days per week".

Furthermore, the Trial Chamber considered that "the Trial Chamber has not yet received full translation of the Rule 65 ter material filed by the Accused on 13 April 2004, which it must examine before the Pre-Defence Conference".

The Trial Chamber also ordered that it will sit the following days until the summer recess (from 2 August until 20 August 2004):

Monday 5 July to Wednesday 7 July 2004, Tuesday 13 July to Thursday 15 July 2004, Monday 19 July to Wednesday 21 July 2004, and Tuesday 27 July to Thursday 29 July 2004.