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Milosevic Faithful Mark First Anniversary of His Death


Loyal supporters of former Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic have gathered to mark the first anniversary of his death.

Mourners and officials of the Socialist Party, which Milosevic once led, laid wreaths and gave speeches Saturday at the former Yugoslavian President's grave in the Serbian town of Pozarevac

Socialist party head Ivica Dacic celebrated Milosevic's political principles including keeping the breakaway province of Kosovo as a part of Serbia.

On March 11 of last year, Milosevic was found dead in his jail cell at the age of 64. He died just weeks before the expected end of his war-crimes trial.

Milosevic had been on trial at the United Nations war crime tribunal in the Hague facing more than 60 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the Balkan wars in the 1990's.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.