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When Milan and Smilja Vidovic’s son died after a road accident in 2007, they took the momentous decision to consent to organ donation.
Keen sportsman Slobodan Vidovic – known by everyone as Bobo – died when he was hit by a car while out cycling. In the days that followed, doctors told his parents he was not going to survive.
Milan recalled how the family had previous talked about people who refused to donate organs.
Azerbaijani writer Akram Aylisli has been stripped of a top state honour and subjected to public abuse for publishing a novel seen as too sympathetic towards Armenians.
As the criticism mounted, the novelist said he felt as if he was living through the worst days of Stalinism.
Ayisli’s novel “Stone Dreams” was published in the December issue of the Moscow magazine Druzhba Narodov, and included descriptions of mass killings of Armenians in Nakhichevan in the early 20th century, and in Sumgait at the end of the Soviet period.