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Vlajko Stojiljković

Vlajko Stojiljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Влајко Стојиљковић; 13 March 1937 – 13 April 2002) was a Serbian politician. He served as the Minister of Internal Affairs in the Government of Serbia from 1997 to 2000. He also served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia from 1997 to 1998. He was a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia and the Socialist Party of Serbia from its founding until his death in 2002.

Vlajko Stojiljković
Влајко Стојиљковић
Minister of Internal Affairs
In office
15 April 1997 – 11 October 2000
Prime MinisterMirko Marjanović
Preceded byZoran Sokolović
Succeeded bySlobodan Tomović
Božidar Prelević
Stevan Nikčević
(as co-ministers)
Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia
In office
15 April 1997 – 24 March 1998
Prime MinisterMirko Marjanović
Preceded byNedeljko Šipovac
Succeeded byMilovan Bojić
Personal details
Born(1937-03-13)13 March 1937
Mala Krsna, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died13 April 2002(2002-04-13) (aged 65)
Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Political partyLeague of Communists of Yugoslavia (until 1990)
Socialist Party of Serbia (1990–2002)
EducationUniversity of Belgrade Faculty of Law
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer

On 24 May 1999, he was accused with crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war.

DeathEdit

On 11 April 2002, the day the Law on Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal was passed, he shot himself on the steps of the House of the National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade.[1]

In his farewell letter given to the Serbian Radical Party MP Filip Stojanović and read by Aleksandar Vučić in front of the media, he stated that he's: "protesting against the members of the puppet regime of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia ... because of destruction of state with the participation of the biggest enemy of our people Javier Solana, the wanton extermination of the Constitution and laws of this country, the policy of treason and capitulation, the loss of national dignity, the destruction of the economy and the bringing of millions of citizens into the social misery..."[1]

On 5 October 2000, during the demonstration against Slobodan Milošević, Stoiljković allegedly ordered massive killing of protesters.[2] Police rejected to use Rocket-propelled grenade against protesters' buses.[2]

His advocate at the time Branimir Gugl stated: "Stojiljković's suicide is the first and most drastic consequence of the adoption of the Law on Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal."[1] Stojiljković died, two days later, on 13 April 2002.[3]

His son Vladimir also committed suicide in 2004.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "VLAJKO STOJILJKOVIC PUCAO SEBI U GLAVU". b92.net (in Serbian). 11 April 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b N., V. (5 October 2010). "Dan kada su svi plakali". novosti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ "UMRO VLAJKO STOJILJKOVIC". b92.net (in Serbian). 13 April 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ "PROKLETSTVO MINISTRA POLICIJE: Vlajku Stojiljkoviću se ubili i žena i sin!". kurir.rs (in Serbian). 7 February 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2019.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Nedeljko Šipovac
Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Milovan Bojić
Preceded by
Zoran Sokolović
Minister of Internal Affairs of Serbia
1997–2000
Succeeded by
Slobodan Tomović
Božidar Prelević
Stevan Nikčević
(as co-ministers)