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Milan Radonjic, Ratko Romic arrested for Curuvija murder

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BELGRADE – Milan Radonjic, former head of the State Security Service (DB), and Ratko Romic, head of the DB sixth department, were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the murder of journalist and owner of the newspapers Dnevni telegraf Slavko Curuvija on April 11, 1999, Tanjug has learned.

Slavko Curuvija - Photo: Novosti.rs

Slavko Curuvija – Photo: Novosti.rs

They have been taken in for questioning, and their apartments are being searched.

The suspects in the Curuvija case are also Radomir Markovic, DB head, and Miroslav Kurak, member of the DB special security service.

Markovic is in jail in Pozarevac, while Kurak is beyond the reach of justice so an international warrant for his arrest will be issued.

Slavko Curuvija, a journalist and owner of the newspapers Dnevni telegraf and Evropljanin, was killed outside his home in the centre of Belgrade on April 11, 1999.

Radomir Markovic was arrested in February 2001 and sentenced to a maximum sentence of 40 years for the murder of Ivan Stambolic on August 25, 2000 and four members of the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) in an attack on SPO leader Vuk Draskovic on the Ibar highway on October 3, 1999.

Radonjic and Romic are standing trials before the Belgrade High Court for helping the attempted assassination of Draskovic in Budva in 2000. In the first-instance proceeding, they were sentenced to eight and seven years in prison, but the verdict was revoked and a new trial was ordered.

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