NEWSLETTER # 3
ON ATTACKS AND PRESSURE AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN SERBIA
The Solidarity for the Rights of All Network presents the Newsletter # 3 on attacks and pressure against activists. The team documents attacks and pressures on the Incident Map through research of publicly available information and interviews with the victims. During 2020, 100 attacks and pressures were registered on the Map, both against those who deal with the protection of human rights, as well as those who found themselves in that role due to their actions and suffered consequences. The Solidarity for the Rights of All Network is led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM, Belgrade Center for Security Policy and the People’s Parliament. During April 2021, at least seven attacks and pressures were registered.
MOST RECENT ATTACK
ATTACKS AND PRESSURE IN APRIL AND MAY
|Assault on Daško MIlinović|
|Type of attack||Physical assault (Beating, Violence, Injuries)|
|Type of attacker||Natural person|
||Freedom of expression|
|The arrest of activists of the Joint Action “Roof Over Your Head” in Belgrade|
|Date||April 15, 2021.|
|Type of attack||Deprivation of liberty under the supervision of state authorities|
|Type of attacker||Police|
||Freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of assembly|
|Control of CEPRIS by the financial police|
|Date||April 11, 2021.|
|Type of attack||Excessive administrative pressures|
|Type of attacker||State administration body|
||Freedom of expression and freedom of association|
|More on the map…|
|May 11, 2021||Fascist symbols on the cultural center and educational center of persons with disabilities|
|Don’t Let Belgrade D(r)own|
|April 16, 2021||Another example of an attack on journalists; we are looking for an urgent reaction from the institutions|
|Coalition for Media Freedom|
|April 16, 2021||Brnabić on the attack on journalist Milinović: It is not enough to say that I condemn, I am hoping for the strictest punishment for attackers|
|Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia|
|April 16, 2021||The ministry condemns the physical attack on radio host and journalist Daško Milinović|
|Ministry of Culture and Information of the Government of the Republic of Serbia|
|April 12, 2021||CEPRIS financial control is a continuation of the campaign of intimidation and obstruction of the work of civil society|
|A group of civil society organizations|
NOTICE OF CALL RESULTS
|PROGRAM SOLIDARITY FOR THE RIGHTS OF ALL – SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
DEFENDERS IN LOCAL ENVIRONMENTS 2021/2022
The five-member commission decided on supported projects within the Solidarity for the Rights of All Program – Support to Human Rights Defenders in Local Communities 2021/2022.
The total number of received project proposals under LOT 1 is 69 and within LOT 2 – 5. In accordance with the project evaluations and allocated funds, the Commission has decided to support 11 projects under LOT 1 and 3 projects under LOT 2.
We congratulate the winners and thank all the organizations that took the time to participate in this process. We encourage you to continue to follow us and use other forms of support of Solidarity for the Rights of All team.
You can see the list of supported projects here
DATA ON ATTACKERS IN 2020
You can report attacks and pressures against your organization and yourself to the contact below with a brief description of the event, date, place and identity of the attacker (if known). We would ask you to submit a contact phone number with the application, at which you can be reached for additional questions.
You can report an attack at e-mail:email@example.com