Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Serbia withdraws international arrest warrant for Milosevic's wife

BELGRADE, May 31 (AFP) -

Serbia has withdrawn an international arrest warrant against Mira Markovic, fugitive wife of former Yugoslav president and war crimes indictee Slobodan Milosevic, a court official said Tuesday.

"The (international) arrest warrant is no longer in force after the defense lawyer has promised that the defendant, Mira Markovic, will appear at the trial scheduled in September," a spokeswoman for Belgrade's district court Ivana Ramic told AFP.

However, the national arrest warrant remains in force and Markovic will be arrested if and when she returns to Serbia-Montenegro, said Ramic.

Markovic could then be released on bail pending the verdict in her trial.

Ramic said that the court had informed the Interpol office in Belgrade that the international arrest warrant against Markovic had been withdrawn.

The arrest warrant was originally issued after Markovic failed to appear in court in April 2004, to face charges of abuse of power.

Serbian prosecutors had also issued an arrest warrant for Markovic, believed to be hiding in Russia with her son, over the August 2000 murder of former Serbian president Ivan Stambolic.

Milosevic has been indicted for ordering the murder, while several members of the special police unit "Red berets" are on trial for organizing and executing his order.

Since June 2002, Milosevic has been in custody at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague where he is standing trial on more than 60 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo that tore apart Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Somebdoy must have finally been coming close to arresting her.

Anonymous said...

She should be answering for war crimes.

MARTYR said...

the western media should go to hell. Theyve made Milosevic's fmaily look like monsters, proclaimed his son is a drug addict and his daughter a whore...and BETTER YET, his wife a female hitler ahahahahaha. Cut the shit, even you guys know none of this is really true.

Anonymous said...

Denial is a strong drug, and you seem to be addicted to it. About his son, he IS the drug cartel, check with interpol and the boys in blue...

Anonymous said...

So Lady Macbeth is in the news again, and I bet she says she is innocent.

Anonymous said...

Even if he is a criminal and all of his family are criminals - I do not see what does it have to do with you Albanians?? Mind your own business - don't you have Kosovo to steal?? Come on you have been trying to do it for several decades .... :))

albasoul said...

We are not stealing Kosovo. We are just taking it back from you. Kosovo is going where belongs, to albanians.
Hands off!!!

albasoul said...

Besides, he is the same criminal who slaughtered thousands of albanians also. That's how it is our business

vjosa gjilan said...

Excuse me???Who stole Kosovo from who? I understand that you have such a nasty ideology within your souls but theere were you who stole our country in 1912 in the Conference of Ambassadors in London. My dear remember onething: what belongs to me never, ever becomes yours. I did not made up this ,it is a rule of life. And beleive I feel tremendously excited when I check all the world news talking bull shits about Serbia and its people. regardless Kosovo you slavic peace of shit do not take the caurage even to mention it, becasue it is ours and it saint! Got it???

Anonymous said...

vjosa gjilan said...

Excuse me???Who stole Kosovo from who? I understand that you have such a nasty ideology within your souls but theere were you who stole our country in 1912 in the Conference of Ambassadors in London. My dear remember onething: what belongs to me never, ever becomes yours. I did not made up this ,it is a rule of life. And beleive I feel tremendously excited when I check all the world news talking bull shits about Serbia and its people. regardless Kosovo you slavic peace of shit do not take the caurage even to mention it, becasue it is ours and it saint! Got it???