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Statistical Analysis Provides Key Links in Milosevic Trial

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Science  22 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5563, pp. 2188-2189
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5563.2188

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THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS-- Science took center stage last week in the war-crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic, Yugoslavia's president and commander of its armed forces during the conflagrations in the Balkans in the 1990s. Patrick Ball, a statistician with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (publisher of Science), testified that evidence his team has gathered is consistent with the hypothesis that Yugoslav forces conducted a systematic campaign of killings and expulsions of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo in the spring of 1999.