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First victim of independence honoured with state decoration

Maribor, 21 May - Boris Fras, an electrician who was wounded in skirmishes with the Yugoslav People's Army in May 1991 and is considered the first victim of the independence struggle, received a top state decoration Saturday as President Borut Pahor ended a ten-year suspension of the awarding of the Order of Freedom.

Celebration in honour of events in May 1991 that marked the beginning of hostilities leading up to the independence war.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Boris Fras (left), the first victim of the independence skirmishes of 1991, receives an Order of Freedom from President Borut Pahor.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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