Prominent lawyer who defended Milosevic killed in Belgrade

Prominent lawyer who defended Milosevic killed in Belgrade
Dragoslav Ognjanovic, adviser to Slobodan Milosevic, is surrounded by media during a break on the second day of the trial against Milosevic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague, in this February 13, 2002 file photo. (REUTERS)
Updated 29 July 2018

Prominent lawyer who defended Milosevic killed in Belgrade

Prominent lawyer who defended Milosevic killed in Belgrade
  • Ognjanovic was part of the legal team that defended Milosevic at the UN tribunal in The Hague

BELGRADE, Serbia: Serbian police say that a prominent lawyer who was on the defense team of former strongman Slobodan Milosevic at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has been shot and killed.
A police statement says Dragoslav Ognjanovic was killed late Saturday outside his home in the new part of Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The statement said Ognjanovic’s 26-year-old son was wounded in his right arm.
Ognjanovic was part of the legal team that defended Milosevic at the UN tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, where he was tried for war crimes of the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Milosevic died of a heart attack in 2006 before the end of the proceedings.
Ognjanovic also defended well-known underworld figures in Serbia.
Serbian police say they are searching for the attacker.