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Milosevic Trial To Resume In A Week

6 July 2004 -- Judges in The Hague ruled today that the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic will resume on 14 July.

The future of the trial was thrown into doubt yesterday when the start of Milosevic's defense case was postponed out of consideration for the defendant's health.

Judge Patrick Robinson ordered a review of the trial process after a doctor's report said Milosevic needs to rest because of high blood pressure and cardiological concerns.

A three-judge panel today said a cardiologist will examine Milosevic on 14 July to determine whether he is healthy enough to resume his own defense.

Milosevic has been on trial since February 2002 for genocide and war crimes in connection with the 1990s Balkans wars.