Former Serbia prosecutor arrested for assisting Milosevic hit squad

[JURIST] Former Serbian state prosecutor Rade Terzic was arrested Friday for allegedly assisting members of a criminal gang connected with the murders of various Serbian officials escape prosecution while in Terzic was in office. Terzic is believed to have belonged to Belgrade's "Zemun clan," which acted as a hit squad for former Serbian President Slobadan Milosevic [JURIST news archive]. Working in Belgrade between 2001 and 2003, Terzic is alleged to have assisted releasing other clan members from jail.

Several clan members were eventually convicted of crimes that included the 2000 murder of former Serbian President Ivan Stambolic [Guardian obituary] and the 2003 murder of former Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic [BBC obituary; memorial website]. One member, Milorad Ulemek, was among 12 convicted [JURIST report] in May for assassinating Djindjic. He was separately convicted [JURIST report] in 2005 for murdering Stambolic. His 40 year sentence for that conviction was upheld [JURIST report] earlier this month. AP has more.



 

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