Controversy as Communist-era leader laid to rest with military honours

Janez Zemljarič, a politician who held several top positions during communist times and was believed to have retained significant power after Slovenia's independence, was laid to rest at Ljubljana Žale cemetery on 6 January. The government's decision to bury him with military honours sparked controversy as Zemljarič also served as the head of secret police.

Zemljarič, who died on his 94th birthday on 30 December, served as first minister of Slovenia's government between 1980 and 1984, when the country was part of Yugoslavia, and then spent five years as deputy prime minister of the...

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