HEARING ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND MILOSEVIC TRIAL TO BE HELD TOMORROW
Milosevic's defense counsel seek to have his trial suspended until the Appeals Chamber rules on the legality of the order assigning counsel to the accused.
British lawyers Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins requested today that the trial of Slobodan Milosevic be suspended until a decision has been rendered on their appeal challenging the order of the Trial Chamber to assign counsel to the accused, who wishes to defend himself. The hearing on the motion to suspend the trial will be held tomorrow.
Kay also indicated that he would raise the issue of the health of the accused, noting that since the end of July – when doctors found Milosevic unable to defend himself – his health could have improved to an extent that would enable him to conduct his defense again. As Kay stated today, this could be determined by further medical examinations.
Milosevic tried to raise the issue of the "denial of his right to defense," but Judge Robinson replied that "this issue is before another forum now" and that the Trial Chamber would act in accordance with the ruling of the Appeals Chamber.
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