The trial for the murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija: Wrestling with the deep state

Cenzolovka 08.12.2022  |  Jelena L. Petković

Slavko Ćuruvija, Serbian journalist and publisher, founder of the newspapers "Nedeljni Telegraf", "Dnevni Telegraf" and "Evropljanin" was killed on Orthodox Easter Sunday, April 11, 1999. He was shot from behind. One shot hit him in the head. The second went through his heart. A total of 17 bullets were fired at him. The killers pistol-whipped Slavko's wife Branka Prpa unconscious.

Slavko Ćuruvija was killed around 5 pm, in the center of the Serbian capital – Belgrade, in the passage in front of the building where he lived. The Ministry of Internal Affairs at the time announced that „he was killed by a firearm, by unknown perpetrators, and that the workers of the Secretariat in Belgrade are intensively searching for the perpetrators of this criminal act.“ The killing happened during the NATO bombing of FR Yugoslavia. Six days before the

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