“The Socialist Party of Serbia, in association with the representatives of the Serbian Radical Party and the party “Yugoslavian Left Forces” calls upon the unified Yugoslavian parliament to pass a special decree. The decree is to oblige the Yugoslavian government to take all possible measures in order to give an opportunity for the chairman of the Socialist Party of Serbia (who earlier was the president of Serbia and Yugoslavia) to create his defense, as a free man.
The chairman of the Socialist Party of Serbia Slobodan Milosevic was illegally taken out of our country and then taken into custody at the illegitimate “tribunal” in the Hague. His kidnapping was organized by the incumbent government of Serbia. Zoran Djindjic, one of the leaders of the Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro, who was the unified premier at that time, did not want to take, and he sent in his resignation.
At present moment, the chairman of the Socialist Party of Serbia Slobodan Milosevic undergoes daily the negative impact of the so-called “tribunal” in the Hague. The creeds that are currently imposed on Slobodan Milosevic deprive him of the elementary human rights.
The well-planned and accelerated (by the judges) speed of the litigation does not give him an opportunity to walk outdoors, to eat well, or to prepare for the procedures and to have the requisite rest. It is obvious that the goal that is being pursued here is to make this person totally exhausted, both physically and mentally, to worsen Milosevic’s present state of health, and not to allow him to testify on the real initiators of the crimes committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavian republic.
The Socialist Party of Serbia set forth the initiative to pass a decree at the parliament for protection of Milosevic’s health and life, a decree that would oblige the government of Yugoslavia to render the necessary guarantees for releasing the chairman of our party. Will the parliament pass this decree? This depends on the votes of the deputies. Members of the Socialist People’s Party of Montenegro. You are responsible for this.
The Socialist Party of Serbia earnestly asks your party to support our proposed decision; we ask the deputies of the Socialist Party of Montenegro to make statements of support in both houses of the unified parliament. Your support would be a reflection of the will of the citizens of Montenegro, who voted for the chairman of the Socialist Party of Serbia and for the Socialist Party of Montenegro.
Mirko Marjanovic, On behalf of the leadership of the Social Party of Serbia
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov