Russia won't extradite Milosevics
20 January 2012, 10:32
Belgrade - Moscow apparently has no intention of
extraditing Slobodan Milosevic's widow and his son, both wanted by
Serbia, who received political asylum in Russia in 2008, a top
prosecutor said on Thursday.
"I have the impression that Russia
has taken a permanent decision to offer refuge to Slobodan Milosevic's
family," Serbia's attorney general Zagorka Dolovac told Blic newspaper
after her visit to Moscow last week.
She implied that the
continuing shelter for Milosevic's widow Mira Markovic and son Marko
Milosevic was part of a deal made with the former Serb strongman himself
right after a massive demonstrations in October 2000 led him to step
"At that time bloodshed was avoided and Slobodan Milosevic
accepted the results of democratic elections and left power," Dolovac
Markovic and her son left Serbia in 2003, and finally were granted political asylum in Russia in 2008.
has been charged with abuse of power in Serbia for allegedly handing
out a government-subsidised apartment to an associate. She has also been
named as a suspect in the mysterious assassination of former Serbian
president Ivan Stambolic in August 2000.
In 2007 Serbia issued an international arrest warrant for her and her son linking them to a cigarette smuggling network.
Milosevic died in March 2006 in a prison cell while on trial for
genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity before the UN war
crimes court for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague for his key role in
the 1990s wars that tore apart the Balkans.