Belgrade, April 6, 2001


The Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) condemns in the strictest terms the current regime's
illegal, witch-hunting investigation and arrest of SPS President, Slobodan Milosevic.
The Ministry of Interior employed more policemen in the siege and attempted arrest of
Mr. Milosevic than have been employed in the defense of southern Serbia from
terrorists. These actions are a mark of shame for Serbia and Yugoslavia. Who were the
masked, armed men, bearing neither official insignia nor the authorization of a judge
investigator, who attacked Mr. Milosevic's residence? This was a criminal attack.
Responsibility must be established.

Citizens of Serbia realize that the DOS regime did not bring false charges and stage the
violent assault on Mr. Milosevic's residence in order to establish the alleged guilt of
Slobodan Milosevic. Rather, these actions were staged to fulfill the orders of the
regime's foreign masters. Charges have been brought against Slobodan Milosevic in
order to conceal the responsibility of those who ordered the aggression against and
destruction of our country and the killing of its citizens.

Slobodan Milosevic is a symbol of the Serbian people's struggle for dignity and the
protection of national and state interests. President Milosevic united the citizens of
Yugoslavia in their heroic defense against criminal NATO aggression. Nobody should
have any illusion that putting Slobodan Milosevic on trial can change the truth and
make the Serbian people the guilty party!

The DOS regime is fulfilling only one of its promises: it is releasing Albanian terrorists
and putting Serbian patriots in jails. It trades away national and state interests. It sells
the dignity of Serbia "for a handful of dollars". In the middle of Belgrade, the DOS
officials roll out the red carpet for Solana, Cook and other war criminals. While they
show off their "international support", the separatists in Montenegro, Vojvodina and
Raska organize further attempts to break up Yugoslavia and Serbia. In everyday life
misery and poverty rule.

No more lies! No more frauds!

We demand the immediate release of Slobodan Milosevic and the immediate end
of the political processes and witch-hunts which have been launched against
members of the Socialist Party of Serbia!

The Socialist Party of Serbia will continue the decisive struggle for the interests of
Serbia and its citizens, for the protection of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, for
peace, stability and equal cooperation among peoples.

The SPS declares its appreciation to all who by participating in the symbolic 'peoples`
guards', gave moral and political support to Slobodan Milosevic and the Socialist Party
of Serbia.

We are grateful to all progressive people, both in Yugoslavia and abroad, for their
solidarity and support to Slobodan Milosevic and Socialist Party of Serbia.

Long live Serbia!

Long live Yugoslavia!

Long live Slobodan Milosevic!


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