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Missing Serbian president's mystery solved

Police Minister Dusan Mihajlovic said Friday that one of the greatest criminal mysteries in Serbia in recent years has been solved — the mystery of the disappearance of former Serbian President Ivan Stambolic in August 2000. Mihajlovic said Stambolic’s remains were unearthed last night in a hole on Fruska Gora Hill in the northern province of Vojvodina. Stambolic was kidnapped by four members of the Special Operations Unit, or JSO, in a van at Belgrade’s Kosutnjak Park. After a change of vehicles, he was taken to Fruska Gora, killed by gunshot and thrown into a hole which was then filled with quick lime, Mihajlovic said. The minister refused to disclose the names of the four killers “for the sake of investigations.” The JSO, also known as the Red Berets, was a paramilitary formation run by ex-Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s secret service. Full Story

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