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Name: Slobodan Milosevic                                                           
Born: 20 August 1941 Požarevac, Yugoslavia                                       
Died: 11 March 2006 The Hague, Netherlands                                         
Slobodan Milosevic (pronounced (August 20, 1941, Požarevac, Kingdom of           
Yugoslavia - March 11, 2006, The Hague, Netherlands) was President of Serbia and   
of Yugoslavia. He served as the President of Serbia from 1989 until 1997 and as   
President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. He also led     
Serbia's Socialist Party from its foundation in 1990.                             
He resigned the Yugoslav presidency amid demonstrations, following the disputed   
presidential election of September 24, 2000.                                       
Milosevic was arrested by Serbian authorities on April 1, 2001 on suspicion of     
corruption, abuse of power, and embezzlement. The Serbian investigation into       
Milosevic faltered for lack of hard evidence prompting the Serbian Prime           
Minister Zoran Đinđić to send him to The Hague to stand trial for alleged war   
crimes instead.                                                                   
The Hague war crimes tribunal charged Milosevic with crimes against humanity,     
violating the laws or customs of war, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions     
and genocide for his role during the wars in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo.         
Milosevic conducted his own defense, but the trial ended without a verdict         
because he died during the proceedings. Milosevic suffered from heart             
ailments and high blood pressure. He died of a heart attack after the             
court denied his request to seek specialized medical treatment at a cardiology     
clinic in Moscow.