Serbia wants war convicts in Serbian jails

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Serbia will again request its convicted war criminals serve their prison sentences in Serbia, a government representative to The Hague said.

Turkish FM upbeat on Sandzak deal

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says he's hopeful a political settlement for a religious dispute in the Muslim Serbian enclave of Sandzak is near.

Serbia demands justice on organ thefts

BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Serbia is determined to see organ traffickers among Kosovo's leaders brought to justice, a Cabinet minister says.

Official hints at genocide suspect search

BELGRADE, Serbia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Serbian Labor Minister Rasim Ljajic said investigators have presumptions on the whereabouts of wanted genocide suspect Ratko Mladic.

Serbia still seeking war crime suspects

BELGRADE, Serbia, July 15 (UPI) -- A top Serbian official says his nation is committed to turning alleged war criminals Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic over to an international tribunal.

Serbia urged to hand over Mladic to UN

BELGRADE, Serbia, April 25 (UPI) -- A Serbia-Montenegro minister has advised Serbia to double its efforts to hand over war crime suspect Ratko Mladic to the U.N. court by April 30.

Belgrade must hand over war-crime suspect

BELGRADE, Serbia, April 4 (UPI) -- A Serbia-Montenegro minister said Belgrade must not miss a chance to hand over war-crimes suspect Ratko Mladic to the U.N. tribunal.

Serbia needs compromise for Kosovo talks

BELGRADE, Serbia, March 27 (UPI) -- A Serbia-Montenegro official said Monday Belgrade should compromise with ethnic Albanians on Kosovo's future and forget past misconceptions.

Serbia, Canada sign emigrants accord

Canada and the Serbia-Montenegro union have signed an agreement on return of emigrants and on opening Toronto-Belgrade commercial flights.

Serbia urged on war-crime transfers

Serbian government Minister Rasim Ljajic said Thursday the country should extradite war-crimes suspect Gen. Ratko Mladic to a U.N. tribunal.

Tito's widow found in Belgrade squalor

BELGRADE, Serbia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The 81-year-old widow of former Yugoslav communist dictator Josip Broz Tito has been found living in a rotting mansion with no heat in Belgrade.

Rasim Ljajić (Serbian Cyrillic: Расим Љајић; born 28 January 1964 in Novi Pazar) is the current Minister of Labor, Employment, and Social Affairs of Serbia since 15 May 2007. He is a medical graduate. He is the President of the Social Democratic Party of Serbia, elected on 21 January 2007 on the list of the Democratic Party in the parliament, where it has three seats. Ljajić is also the president of the National Council for Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal.

In 1990, he was elected Secretary General of the Party of Democratic Action of Sandžak as one of its founding fathers, a branch of the SDA in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina aimed at gathering Muslims in and related to Bosnia. In 1993 he left the party and with dissidents formed the Sandžak Democratic Party, criticizing Sulejman Ugljanin for being an extremist and endorsing separatism from Yugoslavia in an effort to join an enlarged Bosnia dominated by Bosnian Muslims. He specifically criticized Ugljanin's personal support in the Bosnian war and his connection with the Wahhabias.

One of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia ringleaders, he became Minister of Human and Minority Rights in 2000 after the fall of Slobodan Milošević, and his mandate as a minister was extended in the rump DS-led 2001 government. He is also the long-term Head of the Coordination Team with the Hague Tribunal.

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