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Serbia: Belgrade - The premises of the Women in Black were attacked again!

Wednesday 13 July 2022, by siawi3

Source: Zena u crnom, July 13, 22

The premises of the Women in Black were attacked again!

Google translation:

On July 12, 2022, around 2:55 p.m., an unknown man posing as a postman entered the building where the Women in Black premises are located. He threw a can of red paint at the front door of the room, which he spilled on the door and on the staircase.

This attack happened in the context of commemorating the 27th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica and numerous activities organized by Women in Black on July 10 and 11, 2022.

This is another in a series of attacks in a year, both on the premises and on activists of Women in Black. The context in which the attack took place is the climate of impunity spread and maintained by the ruling regime in Serbia led by Aleksandar Vučić, both at the level of the state and at the level of society.

We believe that behind this attack, which was carried out by an unknown perpetrator, are legitimizing state institutions that allow and dose violence against all those they see as political dissenters.

If the competent institutions do not do anything this time to identify and then prosecute the attacker, their inaction will once again show that they are turning a blind eye to the violence that the Women in Black are exposed to for the umpteenth time, but also encouraging and inciting new attacks.

Despite all the open threats and attacks, Women in Black will continue to demand justice for the victims and punishment for the perpetrators of the genocide in Srebrenica and for all other crimes committed in our name.

In Belgrade, July 12, 2022.