Defending Milosevic before the Hague Tribunal lawyer shot dead in Belgrade

Defending Milosevic before the Hague Tribunal lawyer shot dead in Belgrade

The Belgrade lawyer, Dragoslav Misha Ognjanovic, speaking on a number of high-profile cases, was shot dead on Saturday evening in the Serbian capital, his son injured, according to the national television RTS.

BELGRADE, 29 Jul — RIA Novosti. Unknown, according to police, shot 56-year-old Ognjanovica on the street anti-fascist Struggle in the area of New Belgrade around 19.30 (20.30 GMT). The lawyer from the received wounds has died, his 26-year-old son with a wound of the hand was brought to the city emergency center. At the scene working police inspectors and criminologists.

“Employees of the Ministry of internal Affairs together with the Prosecutor’s office take all necessary steps to ensure that it was as soon as possible solved and the culprit was found,” the channel quoted the head of the criminal police Dejan Kovacevic.

In recent years, the victim participated in several high-profile cases.

Among them, the trials against the members of the Montenegrin mafia, where Ognjanovic represented the interests of serving in Spain’s 18-year prison term for illegal weapons possession the leader of the OCG of Luka Bojović and his family. Confrontation between clans Bojović and Saranovich has led to several casualties in the last five years.

The lawyer also acted for the murder of French fan Brice taton in the Belgrade, where he defended the George Prelić, one of the leaders of a fan group of the football club “Partizan”.

The greatest prominence in the media Ognjanovic received during the trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic as a legal adviser to whom the process at the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague he was.