Tuesday, April 1, 2008

On this day

On April 1, ...
... 2001, former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic was arrested and taken to prison in Belgrade, ending a 36-hour standoff at his home. Within months, "after US pressure," he would be "was extradited to The Hague to face the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia." His trial there began in 2002, but in 2006 he died in his ICTY prison cell before any verdict was returned.
... 1983 (25 years ago today), tens of thousands of peace demonstrators "formed a human chain stretching 14 miles" along a route in southern England that "the protesters call 'Nuclear Valley.'" Organizing the event was the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, about which we've posted. (photo credit)

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