Milosevic feared he was being poisoned: Lawyer
Press Trust of India - The Hague, March 12, 2006

Slobodan Milosevic, who was found dead in his cell bed on Saturday, feared he was being poisoned in prison, his legal advisor Zdenko Tomanovic told journalists at the UN warcrimes court in The Hague.

"Mister Milosevic said there were attempts to poison him in the prison," Tomanovic said.

"After consultation with Milosevic's family, I have officially insisted that the autopsy not be carried out in The Hague but in Moscow," he added.

Tomanovic has been Milosevic's key legal advisor since the former Yugoslav president went on trial in The Hague in 2002.

He is not formally Milosevic's lawyer before the UN court because Milosevic refused to appoint one, deciding instead to represent himself.

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