Slobodan Milošević

Slobodan Milošević
Слободан Милошевић
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Personal details
BornTemplate:Birth date
Požarevac, Yugoslavia
Died11 March 2006(2006-03-11) (aged 64)
The Hague, Netherlands
NationalitySerbian
Political partySocialist Party of Serbia
(after 1990)
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
(until 1990)
Spouse(s)
ChildrenMarko Milošević
Marija Milošević
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade Faculty of Law
SignatureSlobodan Milošević's signature
a. ^ Became "President of the Presidency" of the Socialist Republic of Serbia (a constituent country of SFR Yugoslavia) on 8 May 1989. After SFR Yugoslavia collapsed, he continued as the first President of the Republic of Serbia (a constituent of the newly formed FR Yugoslavia) from 11 January 1991.

Slobodan Milošević Audio file "sr-SlobodanMilosevic.ogg" not found (Serbian: Слободан Милошевић, pronounced [sloˈbodan miˈloʃevitɕ]; August 20, 1941 – March 11, 2006) was a Serbian, Yugoslav leader. He was President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and then President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000.

Power

He was the leader of Serbia's ruling Socialist Party. He was a leader in the Yugoslav Wars. He also led his nation to defend itself against NATO aggression that took Kosovo from Serbia. NATO leaders charged him for war crimes and crimes against humanity during the bombing of Yugoslavia. He lost re-election in 2000.

Milosevic did not retreat his army because of NATO's 77 days of bombing. His goal was to keep Kosovo within Serbian parallel structures. Once resolution was passed, he retreated but also managed (with other politicians) to hold on to North Kosovo whose area is 1200KM2 or 11%, where 96% of its population is Serbian whose religion is Christian.

Imprisonment and death

After his fall from power in 2001, he was taken to The Netherlands to stand trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, but died after five years in prison before the case could reach a conclusion. He did not recognize the tribunal calling it an American/UN puppet court and said he was being tried for standing up to NATO expansion. Many accusations against him regarding Kosovo proved to be false. It was said by the UN tribunal that Milosevic, who had chronic heart problems and a high blood pressure, died of a heart attack.[1]

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