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Serbia charges 45 people over murder of Prime Minister

Serbian police filed criminal charges against 45 people yesterday in connection with the murder of the Prime Minister, Zoran Djindjic. The suspects include the ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj and two aides of the former Yugoslav president Vojislav Kostunica. Mr Seselj surrendered to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague in February. Many believe his sudden surrender was to serve as an alibi, ensuring he was known to be out of Serbia at the time of Mr Djindjic’s death on 12 March. Dusan Mihajlovic, the Interior Minister, said a powerful organised crime group, known as the Zemun Clan, was behind the killing. The assassination was the act of a group comprising 15 men, he said. Their plot was called “Stop The Hague”. “Mr Seselj instigated members of the Zemun Clan to kill Mr Djindjic,” Mr Mihajlovic said. “They [the clan] were connected with the anti-The Hague lobby. But they also had political ambitions.” Full Story

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