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Milosevic's Detention Is Legal, Court Rules

September 01, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A Dutch court rejected a challenge by former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to his detention by a United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Roel Paris, a district judge in The Hague, ruled that the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is a legal court and that Dutch courts had no jurisdiction.

Milosevic's lawyers, who say the former leader was kidnapped and should be set free, are expected to appeal the ruling.

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