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Serbian activists arrested for protecting evicted Roma family

25 October 2011 Human rights defenders peacefully attempted to prevent police evicting Mevljude Kurteshi and her six children from their apartment. Two human rights defenders were today arrested for trying to stop the forced eviction of a Roma family in Belgrade.The activists from the Regional Centre for Minorities were arrested for obstruction of justice after they peacefully attempted to prevent police evicting Mevljude Kurteshi and her six children from their apartment."These activists were merely trying to defend the human rights of the family being forcibly evicted - an unlawful and inhumane…

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