Saturday, March 11, 2006

Milosevic dead: Reaction


Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has died in the detention centre at The Hague tribunal.

Here is some of the reaction to the news from the former Yugoslavia and around the world:

JAVIER SOLANA, EU FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF

I hope very much this event, the death of Milosevic will help Serbia to look definitely to the future.

NICO VARKEVISSER, SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC FREEDOM CENTRE

It is clear that they have killed him.

This is an outrage. Milosevic was kidnapped from Belgrade and illegally extradited.

The real culprits, murderers and killers are in Brussels and in The Hague.

LORD PADDY ASHDOWN, EX-HIGH REPRESENTATIVE TO BOSNIA

I suppose those of us who would have wished to see justice rather than death be delivered to Milosevic will regret the fact that the justice process is halted.

There is no doubt that of the evil that stalked the Balkans for the best part of a decade one way or another, one of the primary authors was Slobodan Milosevic.

LUFI HAZIRI, KOSOVO DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

Unfortunately, he did not face justice for crimes he has committed in Kosovo as well.

STEVEN KAY, MILOSEVIC'S COURT-APPOINTED LAWYER

He has a history of suicide in his family - both his parents - but as far as he was concerned, his attitude to me was quite the opposite from that. He was determined to keep fighting his case.

URSULA PLASSNIK, AUSTRIAN PRESIDENCY OF EU
This does not change or alter in any way the need to come to terms with the past, with the legacy of which Slobodan Milosevic has been a part.
BBC

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