Serbia court issues new arrest warrant for Milosevic widow Jaime Jansen at 8:02 AM ET
[JURIST] A court in Serbia issued a new international arrest warrant Monday for Mirjana Markovic [BBC profile], the wife of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic [JURIST news archive]. The court issued the warrant because Markovic on multiple occasions has failed to appear in court [JURIST report] on abuse of power charges in connection to obtaining a flat for the family nanny. The court also seized the bail money that Markovic's lawyers put forth for Markovic to attend Milosevic's funeral in March, though she did not attend the service. The court withdrew a previous outstanding warrant [JURIST report] at the request of the Socialist Party in March for the funeral proceedings, and then reinstated the arrest warrant [JURIST report] shortly after Milosevic's funeral.
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