Supporters of Slobodan Milosevic have kept a night vigil at his coffin in Belgrade after paying their last respects. While it appears that the majority of Serbs are staying away, loyalists of the former Yugoslavian President have been turning up. The full results of the autopsy into his death are expected later today.Officially, Milosevic died of a heart attack in jail in the Hague during the closing stages of his war crimes trial. But his family has accused the UN tribunal of causing his death by refusing to allow him to travel to Moscow for medical treatment. His son has gone further and claims his father was murdered.
A Russian doctor who reviewed preliminary autopsy results agreed that the heart attack could have been prevented. For members of Milosevic’s Socialist Party, and for ultra-nationalists, the former president remains a patriot. For others his funeral on Saturday cannot come too soon.