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SLAVKO  CURUVIJA

News Organization: DNEVNI TELEGRAF

Died: 1999

Location: YUGOSLAVIA

Shot 17 times in the head and back by two masked gunmen April 11 outside his Belgrade apartment. He was owner and editor of his newspaper, the first private daily established in Serbia, that had been banned and fined for criticizing Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Six days before he died, a commentary in the pro-government Belgrade newspaper Politika Express accused Curuvija of urging NATO to bomb the country. “Was he so dangerous for the state? He was just doing his job,” said his wife, Branka Prpa.