Milestones Mar. 24, 2003

ASSASSINATED. ZORAN DJINDJIC, 50, reformist Prime Minister of Serbia who engineered the ouster--and transferral to a war-crimes tribunal--of dictator Slobodan Milosevic; by gunmen, in a parking lot outside his office in Belgrade, Serbia. Police arrested 40 people suspected of ties to the Zemun clan, an underworld syndicate led by ex-Milosevic associate Milorad Lukovic, whom Djindjic--under pressure to crack down on organized crime--was preparing to arrest. A political pragmatist, Djindjic once proudly asserted that "morals are for those who go to the monastery." With his fondness for Tony jewelry, fast cars and Armani suits, Djindjic was slow to win personal affection from...

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