Slobodan Milosevic's wife, Mirjana Markovic, has died

Mirjana Markovic, the wife of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, has died in Moscow today at the age of 77, the Serbian news agency Tanjug reported, citing unofficial information. In accordance with...

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Mirjana Markovic, wife of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, has died in Moscow today at the age of 77, Serbian news agency Serbian news agency reported. Teaching right citing unofficial information.

According to the report, Markovic died at a hospital in the Russian capital, due to postoperative complications caused by pulmonary edema.

In the 1990s, Mirjana Markovic founded the Yugoslav Left (JUL), a small political party with strong political and economic influence, which co-ruled with her husband's Socialist Party (SPS) until October 2000.

After the overthrow of the Milosevic regime, Markovic's name was implicated in various criminal acts. Press reports linked her to the abduction and brutal assassination of former Serbian President Ivan Stambolic, and she was alleged to have ordered the assassination of journalist Slavko Tsuruvia. In fact, rumors wanted her party to crack down on cigarette smuggling during Yugoslavia's economic embargo.

However, she was not prosecuted in any of these cases by Serbian Justice. Markovic left Serbia in February 2003, a month before the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, and went to Moscow, where she sought political asylum.

In 2018, Markovic was sentenced in absentia to one year in prison for usurpation of power, because she forced an executive of the State Property Management Company (DIPOS) to transfer a public apartment to the property of the woman who took care of her grandson. The ruling was overturned a month ago by the Belgrade Court of Appeals.

Since moving to Moscow in 2003, Mirjana Markovic has not visited Serbia again, nor has she attended the funeral of her husband, who died in 2006 in the Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where he was charged with war crimes and crimes. against humanity.

  • Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ.