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Banning of Belgrade Pride is a dark day for human rights in Serbia

30 September 2011 Serbian authorities have bowed into pressure from right-wing extremists and cancelled Sunday's Belgrade Pride march.  The Serbian authorities' decision to ban Sunday's Belgrade Pride event is a “dark day for human rights”, Amnesty International said today.The Serbian National Security Council today said the Pride march would not be held due to security threats from extremist right-wing groups, who had reportedly threatened violence and arson throughout the city if the event went ahead.“The Serbian authorities, as they did in 2009, have bowed to pressure from right-wing…

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