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Judge in Milosevic war crimes trial steps down

..stepped down yesterday 'on health grounds', days before the hearing was to finish. yesterday's decision by Richard May to resign is a significant blow to the credibility of the proceedings.
Judge in Milosevic war crimes trial quits
By Vesna Peric Zimonjic in Belgrade and Stephen Castle

23 February 2004

The judge who has presided for two years over the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav president, stepped down yesterday 'on health grounds', days before the hearing was to finish.

The eventual verdict will be delivered by the panel of judges, rather than by a jury, so yesterday's decision by Richard May to resign is a significant blow to the credibility of the proceedings.
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