NGOs condemn metropolitan’s statement
BELGRADE -- SPC Metropolitan Amfilohije has called on participants of the Belgrade gay parade to stop political propaganda since it "provokes others to act violently".
In Amfilohije’s opinion, marching the streets of Belgrade or any other city represents violence and it is as such unacceptable.
Representatives of the non-governmental sector have assessed that statements of Metropolitan Amfilohije that gay parade represents violence are dangerous and unacceptable.
“Behind this verbal triumphalism and boastful public appearance and the gay marchers, is actually internal anguish, despair and grief of the marchers, a clown cry for lost moral and spiritual balance and existential insecurity,” Amfilohije told weekly Pečat.
“One should never lose sight of eternal symbolism of Sodom and Gomorrah: all towns and people in them were destroyed, burned in sulfur and fire precisely because they turned natural use of male and female into perverted and unnatural,” he pointed out.
Human Rights Defenders legal advisor Goran Miletić says that statements of high church officials that call for violation of human rights are surprising and completely unacceptable.
At the same time, Interior Minister Ivica Dačić is convinced that the Pride Parade will go without any incidents. It has been announced that several ministers will join the march on Sunday.
OSCE representative Daiana Falloni has warned that Serbia needs to stand up to the violence more vigorously.
“Standing up to intolerance and those who are spreading hatred is not only a legal obligation of the state institutions, but it is also a moral responsibility of the media and public,” she stressed.
The third attempt to hold the Pride Parade is scheduled for Sunday, October 10 at 10:00 CET in the Manjež Park in downtown Belgrade. According to unofficial information, about 5,000 police officers will provide safety to the participants.
October 6, 2010 | 19:16 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The provincial administration is ready to take all appropriate measures if toxic spill from Hungary should threaten Vojvodina, in northern Serbia.
October 6, 2010 | 16:51 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Education Minister Žarko Obradović said Wednesday that the government would continue supporting the Serb-run Priština University in Kosovska Mitrovica.
October 6, 2010 | 16:01 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Higher Court in Belgrade has prohibited the distribution of Swiss historian Jurgen Graf’s book “The Myth of the Holocaust”.
October 8, 2010 | 14:48 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Toxic substances from the Hungarian aluminum plant waste spill that reached the Danube on Thursday have not reached Serbia yet, it has been announced.
October 7, 2010 | 19:32 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Several hundred members of the Association of the Disabled War Veterans held protest in front of the Palace of Serbia, where the Ministry of Labour is located.
October 7, 2010 | 15:04 | Source: B92, FoNet, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Pride Parade organizers and representatives of the government have stated that diplomats, ministers and MPs will join the gay parade in Belgrade on Sunday.
October 7, 2010 | 16:55 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PORTOROŽ -- The Hunger Strike Against Hunger campaign ad has won a prestigious award, reports said.
October 7, 2010 | 17:11 | Source: B92 | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Belgrade Land Development Agency, with the help from police, this morning started demolishing homes in 25 Vojvođanska St. where 36 Roma temporarily lived.
October 8, 2010 | 10:57 | Source: B92 | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Church considers any type of violence impermissible, a statement from the SPC issued ahead of Sunday's Pride Parade in Belgrade said.
October 8, 2010 | 16:47 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- After their houses were demolished and they spent two days protesting in front of the City Hall, the evicted Roma will be given new housing this afternoon.
October 8, 2010 | 12:37 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
MT. FRUŠKA GORA -- Women's awareness of their rights varies greatly in Serbia depending on whether they live in rural or urban environments, Ombudsman Saša Janković says.
October 4, 2010 | 14:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
SOFIA -- A train traveling on the Belgrade-Sofia international line collided with another early this morning, said reports from Bulgaria.
October 5, 2010 | 15:58 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A street nameplate carrying the name of assassinated journalist Slavko Ćuruvija was unveiled in Dedinje, Belgrade, on Tuesday.
October 4, 2010 | 17:33 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Serbia's Minister of Labor and Social Policy Rasim Ljajić says the global economic crisis had increased the number of children living below the poverty line.
October 5, 2010 | 10:39 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Police Union of Serbia organized a protest this Tuesday at noon in front of the government building in Belgrade.
October 4, 2010 | 10:10 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BANGKOK -- Serbia's Viktor Troicki and Germany's Christopher Kas won the men's doubles title at the the PTT Thailand Open tournament in Bangkok on Sunday.
October 2, 2010 | 12:22 | Source: B92 | Comments: (21) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Preparations for the ceremony of inauguration of Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church Irinej in Kosovo are in their final stage.
October 8, 2010 | 16:42 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The recently sacked manager of Serbia's national football team, Radomir Antić, has decided to sue the Football Association of Serbia (FSS).