Germany jails Yugoslav spy chiefs for life

Defendants Zdravko Mustac (C) and Josip Perkovic (L), former members of the Yugoslav secret service, pictured at the start of their trial in Munich om October 2014A German court Wednesday sentenced two former top Yugoslavian spies to life imprisonment for the 1983 murder of a dissident in then West Germany. Former Yugoslav spy chief Zdravko Mustac, 74, and ex-agent Josip Perkovic, 71, were found guilty of complicity in the murder of Stjepan Djurekovic, who was opposed to Yugoslavia’s communist regime, a Munich court ruled. Perkovic also headed Croatia’s military intelligence services after the country proclaimed independence from ex-Yugoslavia in 1991.

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