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  • sibercor2000
    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L01696779.htm REUTERS ALERTNET Car tried to ram Serb president s convoy 01 Dec 2004 09:49:57 GMT BELGRADE, Dec 1
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2004


      Car "tried to ram" Serb president's convoy
      01 Dec 2004 09:49:57 GMT

      BELGRADE, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A car tried several times to ram the limousine
      carrying Serbia's pro-Western president Boris Tadic in Belgrade late on
      Tuesday, his press office said.

      Tadic was unharmed, it said.

      An official statement said the presidential convoy was driving through the
      capital when a vehicle "tried to ram Tadic's car several times, even though
      the president's motorcade had special lights and sirens".

      Tadic heads the opposition Democratic Party, for years led by Zoran
      Djindjic, the prime minister who was shot dead in March 2003 by a sniper
      outside government headquarters in Belgrade.

      Djindjic infuriated nationalists by sending former president Slobodan
      Milosevic to The Hague war crimes tribunal, where he is now on trial.

      Last week, an unknown Serb group calling itself the "Serbian Patriotic
      Organisation" sent a letter to the Serbia Montenegro embassy in Vienna
      threatening to kill Tadic and Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic if they showed
      up in Austria.

      Tadic has stepped up pressure on the government of Prime Minister Vojislav
      Kostunica to arrest and extradite war crimes suspects sought by the U.N. war
      crimes tribunal in The Hague.

      He says Kostunica's inaction was blocking Serbia from getting closer to the
      European Union.
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