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Protests in Serbia Archive
Odraz B92 Daily News Service

      ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service

      Odraz B92 vesti (by 10 PM), April 11, 1997

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      NEWS BY 10 PM

        Stojicic Assassination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
        Kornblum's Farewell Visit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
        Zajedno Hatchets to be Buried  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45

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      NEWS BY 10 PM


      The Serbian Interior Ministry on Friday formally announced that
  20  Deputy Interior Minister Radovan Stojicic had been assassinated at
      12 30 am on April 11 in Belgrade. A masked attacker shot Mr
      Stojicic in a restaurant. The Interior Ministry also announced
      comprehensive measures for the identification and arrest of the
      assassin. Mr Stojicic will be buried on Saturday April 12 in
  25  Belgrade's Novo Groblje.

      The Serbian Government on Friday announced that those behind the
      assassination of the deputy interior minister had shown that they
      would not refrain from violence even against senior officials of
      the state. The government announced new measures against terrorism
  30  and violation of state institutions.

      The Socialist Party of Serbia strongly condemned the assassination
      of Mr Stojicic, branding it an act of terrorism and senseless

      The Serbian Radical Party issued a statement saying that,
  35  regardless of political differences, it was dismayed by the brutal
      slaying of the Mr Stojicic. ``This monstrous murder shows that
      terrorists and criminals are no longer afraid of anyone. After
      this killing, no citizen of Serbia and Yugoslavia can feel safe,''
      said the Radical statement.


      US Deputy Secretary of State John Kornblum met Serbian President
      Slobodan Milosevic and leaders of the Zajedno coalition in
      Belgrade on Friday. This is Mr Kornblum's last visit to Belgrade
      before taking up a new post as US Ambassador to Germany.


      The Vice-President of the Democratic Party, Miodrag Perisic, on
      Friday said that the differences within Zajedno would be solved by
      the meeting of the coalition's presidential council, probably
      early next week. ``Things within Zajedno are not so terrible as,
  50  for example, they are within the Montenegrin socialists,'' said Mr

      Prepared by: Goran Dimitrijevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

  55  ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service
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