VIDEO: Right-wing Serbian leader is charged in attacks on gays at Belgrade Pride | San Diego Gay and Lesbian News
BELGRADE – A right-wing political leader in Serbia has been charged with inciting violence against gays participating in the nation’s first Pride event in almost a decade.
Milan Obradovic, leader of Obraz, an extremist group, has been charged with committing violent acts at a public gathering by the Higher Court in Belgrade, various news agencies are reporting.
Obradovic is among an unspecified number of people who have been indicted and who face up to 12 years in prison if convicted.
More than 150 people were injured in the attacks on Sunday, Oct. 10. More than 1,000 people marched peacefully during Belgrade Pride, which was heavily protected by Serbian police on horseback or in riot gear.