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    Addressing a farewell ceremony on Belgrade's square near the parliament to pay last respects to former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, Gennady Zyuganov said the Hague Tribunal was a "criminal court."

    BELGRADE, March 18 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Communist Party leader described the Hague Tribunal as criminal at a public rally Saturday.

    Addressing a farewell ceremony on Belgrade's square near the parliament to pay last respects to former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, Gennady Zyuganov said the Hague Tribunal was a "criminal court."

    Speaking at the same ceremony, Konstantin Zatulin, a member of the lower house of the Russian parliament, said "Milosevic's death is a murder."

    Milosevic, 64, was found dead in his prison cell March 11. Preliminary reports suggest he died of a heart attack. The former Yugoslav president was on trial at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia on charges of war crimes and genocide.

    The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia refused to grant Milosevic temporary release from detention to travel to Russia, saying there were insufficient guarantees that he would return for his trial, and that there was no evidence to prove he could not be given adequate medical care without leaving the Netherlands.

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