ICTY releases internal report into death of Milošević 31 May 2006
The ICTY has released the report of the internal inquiry panel into the death of Slobodan Milošević on 11 March 2006.

On 31 May 2006, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) released the report of the internal inquiry panel concerning the circumstances surrounding the death of Slobodan Milošević on 11 March 2006.

The United Nations report, which was based on investigations by the Dutch public prosecutors, coroner and police, confirms that Milošević died of natural causes in his cell in the Tribunal's Detention facility. The report states that the former Serbian leader died of a heart attack and that there were no other chemical substances in his body that contributed to his death.

"Nothing has been found to support allegations reported in some sections of the media that Mr. Milošević had been murdered, in particular by poisoning," the inquiry concluded.

The report ruled out the possibility that Milošević had committed suicide and added that he had serious health problems before he arrived at the ICTY in 2003. On a number of occasions, the report found, “Mr. Milošević refused to accept the advice of his treating doctors” as well as refusing to stop smoking or take regular exercise.

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Het Joegoslavië Tribunaal heeft het rapport van het interne onderzoekspanel, dat de dood van Slobodan Milošević op 11 maart 2006 heeft onderzocht, vrijgegeven.