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VICTIMS OF POLICE CRACKDOWN STILL IN HOSPITAL

Milena Jaukovic, a Belgrade physician, visited on Feb. 9 on behalf of Zajedno coalition pensioner Ljiljana Djuknic (64), who was brutally beaten by police on Feb. 2 in downtown Belgrade, the Democratic Party announced. Several policemen clubbed Ljiljana Djuknic that night, whereby she suffered severe physical injuries and a broken arm. She is being treated at an emergency clinic in Belgrade where she will undergo a surgery on Feb. 11. Student Rastko Kostic, who was beaten by the police the same night and suffered a broken hand and nasal bone, and had two of his teeth knocked out, has been released from the hospital to continue recovery at home. He will have to undergo a surgery on his hand soon. Kostic said he will press charges against the policemen.

Copyright 1997 by Beta News Agency.

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