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Serbian late strongman Milosevic's widow dies: Friend

AFP  |  Belgrade 

The widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, often dubbed the "Lady of the Balkans", has died in at the age of 76, a friend told AFP on Sunday.

"I can confirm that unfortunately passed away," Milutin Mrkonjic, once a close associate of Milosevic and a family friend said by telephone, giving no details. reported that Markovic died in a

In 2003, Markovic -- who was known to have a huge influence on her husband -- left Serbia, where she was charged with abuse of power and was suspected of cigarette smuggling and political assassination.

In 2008, granted both her and her son political asylum after issued an international arrest warrant for them in connection with alleged cigarette smuggling.

died in a prison cell in March 2006 while on trial for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity before the UN war crimes court for the former in for his key role in the 1990s wars that tore the apart.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 21:45 IST