Serbia’s top court sentences former security chief to 40 years in prison
Serbia’s Supreme Court sentenced late strongman Slobodan Milosevic’s security chief to 40 years in prison Thursday for organizing a deadly attack on a prominent dissident in 1999.
Radomir Markovic was convicted of trying to kill opposition leader Vuk Draskovic in October 1999. Draskovic survived the staged road accident, and later became Serbia’s foreign minister, but three of his bodyguards and a party official died in the attack.
Markovic; Milorad Ulemek, a former commander of Serbia’s paramilitary police, and two members of his unit were sentenced to 40 years, the maximum allowed under law. Seven other men received sentences of up to 35 years.