Posted by: becketfund | October 9, 2007

Serbia: Attacks on Religious Minorities Less Frequent, More Violent

Forum 18 reports that attacks against Serbia’s religious minorities have increased in severity, though declining in number at the same time. According to Forum 18’s annual survey, religious sites were more likely to be the target of arson attacks, and members of religious minorities – Catholics, Jews, Muslims and Protestants – are more likely to find themselves victims of violence. Religious communities worry that police are often unwilling to protect victims or to take threats seriously, and that when perpetrators are identified, they are often let off with light sentences.

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