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Minister says he could resign over photo taken with mobster
Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar says a photo of him and Dusan Spasojevic, made public recently, was made after he performed surgery on Spasojevic’s father.
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Loncar said that his resignation is „not contentious“ – if the reason is the photograph. The minister also said he was never in the Zemun Clan villa.
New Serbia leader Velimir Ilic made the photograph in question public earlier this week. It shows Loncar with Spasojevic, the leader of the Zemun Clan criminal gang who was shot and killed by the police in the spring of 2003, shortly after the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.
Loncar told Serbia’s state television RTS late on Thursday that he was, at the time the photograph was taken, invited to meet „the best-known politician in power,“ and that Ilic bought it from „a football player.“….. „The picture was taken near their home. It’s some shopping center nearby. I was a resident at the time and I was performing surgeries,“ he said.
Earlier in the day on Thursday, Ilic published another photograph he said was made „in Silerova St.“ – where a mansion used by the Zemun Clan was located before the authorities demolished it several days after the Djindjic assassination.
This photo shows Locar in the company of football players Danko Lazovic and Dragoljub Jeremic, and another doctor, Miroslav Risovic, whom protected witness Dejan Milenkovic aka Bagzi linked to the Clan during the Djindjic assassination trial.
The minister told RTS that footballer Jeremic, featured in the photo, sold it to Ilic „because he needed the money.“ ……. http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2017&mm=01&dd=27&nav_id=100352
Photos of Minister With Gangster Puzzle Serbia
Newly released photographs of Serbia’s Health Minister as a young man in the company of notorious gangster have prompted fresh calls for a probe into his relations with the Zemun Clan.
|Zoran Loncar with criminal boss Dusan Spasojevic I Photo by: www.nova-srbija.org|
Opposition New Party member and former Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic told BIRN that prosecutors should launch an investigation into health minister Zlatibor Loncar over his alleged connections with the notorious Zemun Clan, whose members were found guilty of murdering Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic in 2003.
He said prosecutors have a duty to consider “whether there are elements of criminal actions or [enough] facts to launch an investigation“.
His comments came after Velimir Ilic, leader of the New Serbia party, released two photographs of minister Loncar, one showing him with the late Dusan Spasojevic, alias Siptar, one of the leaders of the Zemun Clan, and another showing Loncar in Spasojevic’s mansion.
Loncar told Serbia’s public broadcaster RTS on January 26 that the photos were taken in 2002 when he was working as a doctor and carried out surgery on Spasojevic’s father. As a result, he said he was later invited to Spasojevic’s mansion in Zemun, which served as a headquarters of the Zemun Clan.
Spasojevic himself was killed in a clash with the police in 2003 while, police stated, resisting arrest over his alleged involvement in Djindjic’s assassination.
Ilic released the controversial photogaphs after he pulled out of a coalition agreement with the ruling Serbian Progressive Party – which appointed Loncar as minister – dissatisfied that he was not appointed to the cabinet himelf, or to a public company, following the April 2016 general elections.
The issue of Loncar’s alleged connections with the Zemun Clan has emerged several times in the past decade.
In 2012, Loncar told the daily newspaper Blic that during the Sablja operation – police round-up of those suspected of involvement in the Djindjic killing in 2003 – he voluntarily underwent polygraph questioning three times.
Zivkovic, who stepped in as Prime Minister after Djindjic was killed and led the government through the state of emergency that followed the murder, said that he had warned Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic that people in his government were linked to the Zemun Clan.
“This is nothing new,” Zivkovic said.
However, Boro Banjac, a former chief of the police directorate for the fight against organised crime and one of the key people during the Sablja operation, told BIRN that the photographs of Loncar did not prove much.