DUTCH LAWYER VS. DUTCH DOCTOR
A Dutch lawyer and activist from the International Committee for the Defense of Slobodan Milosevic reported the Dutch doctor treating the accused to the disciplinary commission of the Dutch Medical Association.
Slobodan Milosevic's heath condition "is under constant medical supervision," he has been examined in detail by "numerous specialists," and he receives "excellent medical care" every day, Tribunal spokesperson Jim Landale stated at today’s press conference. His comments follow the most recent claims made by Milosevic's Dutch lawyer, Nico Steijnen, that the accused is not receiving adequate medical care.
Steinen presented those claims in a formal report against Dr. van Dykman to the disciplinary commission of the Dutch Medical Association. Steinen claims that Dr. van Dykman, who has been treating Milosevic, is not a cardiologist at all. Steijnen has qualified the report that Dr. van Dykman submitted to the Tribunal in August 2004, which was one of the reasons why defense counsel was assigned to the accused, as "pseudo-scientific." He claims it was "inspired by what the Tribunal wanted to hear."
Landale stressed that the Tribunal was paying a great deal of attention to the accused’s health; apart from that, he refused to be drawn into a discussion of other allegations made by the Dutch lawyer, who happens to be one of the most prominent activists of the International Committee for the Defense of Slobodan Milosevic.
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