- BELGRADE (Reuters) - Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic feared
he was being poisoned in his detention cell in The Hague, his lawyer Zdenko
Tomanovic said on Saturday hours after the tribunal announced Milosevic's
- "Today, I have filed an official
request to the tribunal to have the autopsy carried out in Moscow, having
in mind his claims yesterday that he was being poisoned in the jail,"
Tomanovic told reporters in The Hague.
- Acting on a request from Milosevic, Tomanovic
said he had made a request for protection for his client to the Russian
embassy in The Netherlands and to the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow.
- "I demanded protection for Slobodan
Milosevic over his claims that he was being poisoned. I still haven't received
any reply and that's all I have to say at this time," the lawyer said.
- Milosevic conducted his own defense at
the war crimes trial. Tomanovic acted as his legal representative in other
matters as well as helping him prepare his defense.