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Literature Nobel winner Handke defends support of Serbs

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Literature Nobel winner Handke defends support of SerbsAustrian Nobel literature prize winner Peter Handke on Wednesday defended his vocal support for Serbs in the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia, but said he “never bowed down” before Slobodan Milosevic. The Swedish academy’s pick last month triggered outrage in the Balkans and beyond because of Handke’s admiration for the late Serbian strongman. As well as for his literary works, Handke was widely criticised for speaking at the 2006 funeral of Milosevic, who died awaiting trial for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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