Oncology Institute director arrested
BELGRADE -- Director of the Oncology and Radiology Institute of Serbia Nenad Borojević and several other persons have been arrested, it has been confirmed.
They are suspected of giving and receiving bribes in collusion with pharmaceutical companies, police said.
The suspects will be charged with favoring some pharmaceutical companies in the process of purchasing cancer treatment medicines.
Cancer patients were given higher than necessary dosages of cytostatics in order to increase the consumption of the medication, it has emerged.
Interior Minister Ivica Dačić said that the institute's Head of Pediatrics Zoran Bekić, Head of Pharmacy Ivana Popović and Deputy Director Zoran Tomašević were arrested along with Borojević.
According to him, police also have the director of Roche pharmaceuticals office in Belgrade, Vojislav Petrović, in custody.
Other suspects detained include Director of PharmaSwiss Oncology Sector Andrej Soretić and Predrag Marinković of AstraZeneca bio-pharmaceutical company.
Dačić pointed out that the suspects are believed to have accepted bribes worth RSD 80mn and EUR 150,000 from March 2007 until the end of 2009.
The police investigation into the case lasted 14 months.
June 25, 2010 | 09:28 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- A Zagreb court has placed Sretko Kalinić in month-long custody, investigating judge KreŠimir Devčić told Beta news agency.
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NOVI SAD -- An 8-year-old girl was raped and then killed in Stari Ledinci, a town near Novi Sad, north of Belgrade.
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BELGRADE -- Special Prosecutor Miljko Radisavljević said that Miloš Simović and Sretko Kalinić will be important to many unsolved criminal cases in Serbia.
June 26, 2010 | 12:23 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Police in Sremska Mitrovica arrested Vladimir J. (39), who is suspected of sexually abusing a minor, according to the police administration.
June 26, 2010 | 14:39 | Source: FoNet | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Interior Ministry stated that police searched a home near Vršac and found 1,222 cartons of foreign-produced cigarettes worth RSD 1.05mn.
June 27, 2010 | 15:18 | Source: B92 | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Police have arrested Mladen Ogulinac, who is suspected of raping and killing an eight year-old girl on Saturday, according to unofficial reports.
June 27, 2010 | 15:00 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Police in Smederevo have arrested nine persons suspected of smuggling fuel; four of them police officers themselves.
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BELGRADE -- Serbia is most interested in finding and extraditing Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić, War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukčević stated.
June 24, 2010 | 13:11 | Source: FoNet, NIN | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Miloš Simović, arrested last week after spending seven years on the run, is now "ready to become a collaborating witness".
June 25, 2010 | 13:04 | Source: Blic | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Justice Ministry has launched procedures to dismiss Judge Jelena Milinović before the High Judicial Council, said reports.
June 24, 2010 | 12:05 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A request for the seizure of property of former Serbian Railways Director Milanko Šarančić will be filed, it has been revealed.
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PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Albanian government Minister of Education, Science and Technology Minister Enver Hoxhaj has been attacked in Priština.
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BELGRADE -- The Supreme Court of Cassation in Belgrade has rejected as unfounded requests for an investigation into the legality of verdicts in the Zvornik war crime case.
June 28, 2010 | 16:01 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- A 52-year-old man suspected of raping and killing an eight year-old girl appeared before the investigative judge in Novi Sad today.
June 28, 2010 | 16:48 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Justice Ministry State Secretary Slobodan Homen said that a system for electronically monitoring former prisoners would be implemented soon.
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KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Four bikers were injured when rocks were thrown at them in the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica.