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Milosevic Almost Out of Time

TU No 443, 10-Mar-06
The document says that Milosevic has used up just under 89 per cent of the 360 hours originally allotted to his case, in line with how long it took prosecutors to present evidence against him.

The remaining hours do not include time allowed to prosecutors for cross-examining witnesses, which, judging by how long this has taken to date, could be expected to take up a further 28 hours. It also excludes time spent dealing with administrative matters.

The trial sits for three sessions, around 12 working hours, per week.

Hearings were cancelled this week to allow the defence time to prepare for the next witness, Momir Bulatovic, president of Montenegro when the Yugoslav crisis exploded in the early Nineties. Bulatovic is listed in the indictment against Milosevic as one of his alleged partners in crime and has been hailed as a possible key witness in his case. His arrival in The Hague was apparently delayed by personal problems.

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