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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / Milosevic Indictment / War Crimes #629801

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1999
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The issuing of a warrant to arrest Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for war crimes charges featured; details given of atrocities in Kosovo. [Defense Secretary William COHEN - talks about atrocities in Kosovo.] [ALBANIAN - says the Serbs beat them.] [UN Population Fund Pamela Delaware LARGY - talks about the assaults on Kosovar Albanian women.] [Representative Eliot ENGEL - calls Milosevic a war criminal.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Claire Shipman) The White House response to the indictment of Milosevic, the effect on the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) attack on Serbia reported and the cancellation of Russian envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin's trip to Yugoslavia reported.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The events leading up to the indictment of Milosevic reported; details given of the legal challenges of indicting a sitting leader for war crimes. [Coalition for International Justice John HEFFERNAN - says 100,000 people are missing.] [American University professor Paul WILLIAMS - says Milosevic will be affected just by being charged.]

Miklaszewski, Jim;
Shipman, Claire;
Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete

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