UN War Crimes Tribunal Eases Limits On Miloševic Communications
The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has eased the telephone communications restrictions on
former Yugoslav President Slobodan Miloševic and Serbian politician Vojislav Šešelj.
The deputy registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ( http://www.un.org/icty/latest/index.htm
ICTY), which sits in The Hague, announced today that both men now have more latitude in their contacts while they are
Mr. Miloševic and Mr. Šešelj have been indicted on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes for their roles in
the wars in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s. Mr. Miloševic is also indicted for his actions in Kosovo in
Following the registrar's decision, Mr. Miloševic can now make contact with potential witnesses in his trial and attempt
to gather evidence. The change comes as the prosecution is about to complete its case against him in his trial. Since
December Mr. Miloševic had been restricted to contacts with his family, lawyers and consular or diplomatic
Mr. Šešelj is now allowed to contact his family, lawyers and consular or diplomatic representatives, although his
contacts with his family will be monitored.
His contacts had been more tightly restricted since early last month after he breached previous rules about contacts
with the media and others.