Slobodan Milosevic

Slobodan Milosevic
Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia (1997-2000),
born 20 August in 1941 in the Serbian town of Pozarevac. In 1960, he graduated from high school and high school. In 1964 he graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade.

A member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1959. In 1986 — 1989 he was the Chairman of the Union of Communists of Yugoslavia. In 1989 he was elected president of the Republic of Serbia. In 1991, after the declaration of independence by Slovenia and Croatia dispatched part of the federal Yugoslav (but in fact — Serbian) army. Slovenian conflict was almost bloodless, unlike Croatian, where the shelling of Dubrovnik one killed 114 people and destroyed many historical monuments.

In 1999 he was charged with the UN and NATO for war crimes, violations of the Geneva Convention and genocide. Serbia has been subjected to bombardment of NATO aircraft.

In the presidential elections in 2000 won by his rival Vojislav Kostunica, but it did not have an absolute majority. Milosevic demanded an in accordance with the law of the second round of voting, but as a result of street demonstrations in support of the United States October 5 in 2000 was overthrown.

on April 1 in 2001 was arrested. According to the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the former president of Yugoslavia was accused of crimes against humanity, including murder, persecution based on religious and ethnic motifs, unlawful deportation and violations of the laws or customs of war.

The trial of Milosevic before the International Tribunal for War Crimes in the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, was unprecedented in duration. Milosevic did not recognize the legitimacy of the Hague Tribunal and refused lawyers, saying it would defend themselves.

The trial of Milosevic was not finished, as Slobodan Milosevic died in prison in The Hague March 11 in 2006. According to the Hague Tribunal, died of a heart attack.

18 March 2006, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was buried in his hometown of Pozarevac in Serbia. 500,000 people in the capital came to a farewell funeral service. 50,000 people participated in his funeral in Pozarevac.