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Russian and Greek MPs Overwhelmingly Reject Extradition!
Today the Russian Duma a resolution on the unacceptability of extraditing Slobodan Milosevic to The Hague. This resolution, whose exact wording we do not have, was adopted by a large majority. There are 450 members of the Lower House but all are never present. Legislation is passed by a majority vote if more than 50% of deputies are present. In this case, the vote was 272 in favor of NO EXTRADITION, 77 against, 1 abstention. Thus, a margin of nearly 4 to 1.
The Greek Parliament is on summer vacation. Only 100 deputies are present in Athens. Of these, in two days 80 signed a statement strongly rejecting extradition. This has been presented to the Yugoslav Ambassador in Athens.
Professor Velko Valkanov, Founder and Chairman of the International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic, ICDSM, as well as Chairman of the Bulgarian Committee for Human Rights and President of the Bulgarian Antifascist Union, has sent President Kostunica the following short message:
"Esteemed MR. President:
The "sale" of Slobodan Milosevic would be the most craven betrayal of the century. It would constitute a disgrace for the entire Serbian nation. You must not permit this to happen."
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