BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Radomir Radovic, one of 28 Yugoslav dissidents arrested April 20 and released after interrogation, has been found dead, his friends said Wednesday. He was 33.
The cause of death was not known. Radovic's friends said an autopsy will be carried out later this week.
The electrician was found by his aunt Monday at a country house belonging to his family in Obrenovac, 25 miles southwest of Belgrade. She summoned police, who removed the body that evening.
It was not known when Radovic left Belgrade for the house at Obrenovac, where he and his aunt often would spend weekends and holidays.
Radovic had been active in a trade union organization and used to address public meetings on political and economic issues.
He was among 28 people arrested April 20 in a police raid on a downtown Belgrade apartment. Most of those arrested had police records for alleged 'hostile activity' against the state.
The 28 were arrested on suspicion of plotting anti-state activities. All were released after being detained for periods ranging from one to three days.
Radovic was released April 21 but was again detained the next day for more interrogation before being April 23. He was last seen by his girl friend Monday night.
Among the 28 people arrested April 20 was Milovan Djilas, a prominent dissident author who 30 years ago was considered heir-apparent to President Josip Broz Tito. Djilas was stripped of all his Communist party and government functions in 1954 and later jailed for nine years.