Man Dies during Milosevic Goodbye

Politics | March 18, 2006, Saturday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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An elderly Serbian has died Saturday in a procession to take last goodbye of Slobodan Milosevic, Bulgaria's state news agency BTA said.

The man was aged between 60 and 65.

Emergency medical teams had to aid about 50 other people, whose health deteriorated during the march in Belgrade. But reports say that none have been hurt deliberately.

About 100 000 people gathered in Belgrade to bid farewell to the ex-President, sued at the Hague for war crimes and genocide.

Milosevic had been on trial since 2001 before dying in his prison cell of heart attack a week ago.

Serbian authorities did not allow a state funeral, fearing that it might inflame pro-Milosevic ultra-nationalistic sentiment.

After the Belgrade procession, the body was taken south to Pozarevac, the hometown of Milosevic, where he is to be buried.

His son and widow announced at the last moment that they would not attend the funeral, fearing the police might arrest them.
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