13-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized After Beating Because of Cross Necklace

Country: Serbia

Date of incident: July 1, 2021

Nikola P., a thirteen-year-old boy, was attacked and beaten by a group of hooligans on his way home and had to receive treatment. The incident happened on the night of July 1st. After his football training, Nikola was on his way home when he was knocked to the ground, beaten, and his neckless with a cross was torn. His father reported the incident to the police office in Kosovo and Metohija. Nikola was hospitalized and had to recover from that gruesome attack.

The boy was transported to the Clinical Hospital Centre in Kosovska Mitrovica, where he is currently under observation. He was brought in with bruises all over his body. 

In a statement by Petar Petković, the director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija can be read: “what else needs to happen for the international community to take most seriously the risks, torture, harassment and harassment that Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija are exposed to on a daily basis?” 

The attack happened on the exact same day when NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visited Kosovo and Metohija to discuss the preservation of security and peace during the KFOR mission.

Sources: welcome-to-serbia.comkosovo-online.com

Symbolic photo by Morgan Basham on Unsplash