Serbia: Interior Ministry Formally Bans EuroPride 2022

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The Serbian Interior Ministry has adopted a decision on formally banning the 2022 EuroPride as well as the “anti-globalists” family march, both scheduled to take place on September 17 in Belgrade. The reason behind this is the high-risk safety of the participants on the announced routes and other citizens. During the International Human Rights Conference, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic was “booed”, despite her willingness to talk, reflecting that she is “probably the only person discriminated against by both communities”, specifying that organizing pride is a fundamental human right. The organizations, among which BCSDN member Civic Initiatives gathered around the Three Fredoms Platform, called on the Ministry to immediately, upon receiving the appeal, issue a decision on canceling the ban on the EuroPride walk and guarantee the freedom of peaceful assembly. In a statement, the EU expressed its disappointment with the ban, specifying that this decision significantly tackles public expression and promotion of equal rights for LGBTIQ+ people. Read more here.  

Source: Civic Initiatives, N1

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