BELGRADE, Serbia

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic congratulated Austrian author Peter Handke for winning this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature.

Handke, 77, was awarded despite his open support to Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, who died in 2006 at the international tribunal in The Hague on trial for war crimes and genocide.

He claimed that the Muslim Bosniaks in Sarajevo had killed themselves, adding that he never believed that the Serbs had committed genocide in Srebrenica.

“Please receive my most sincere congratulations. As a Nobel Prize laureate, you are inscribed among the immortals. This award is an award for your outstanding literary

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