Mirjana Marković, Serbian politician and fugitive from justic, Died at 76

Politician Mirjana “Mira” Marković was born on July 10, 1942, and died on April 14, 2019.

She was a Serbian politician and academic.

She was the wife of the Yugoslav and Serbian president Slobodan Milošević from 1941 to 2006.

Marković earns her pet name amongst her peers as The Red Witch and the Lady Macbeth of Belgrade.

Marković was the leader of the now defunct Yugoslav United Left (JUL) political party.

The party was governed in coalition with her husband’s Socialist Party of Serbia after the Bosnian War ended in 1995.

She claimed political asylum in Russia from February 2003 until her death on 14 April 2019.

Marković was convicted of fraud by a court in Belgrade in June 2018.

She was sentenced in absentia to a year’s imprisonment, however, in 2019, the verdict was overturned on appeal.

Mirjana Marković passed away at 76 years old.