From: M. Konstantinovic <EKONSTAM@etf.bg.ac.yu>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 22:15 +0200
Subject: About beaten professors
While the February sun warms us (the only one on our side), while the education workers are on strike and our children are not going to school, while the students are striking, while the courts are not working, while the theatres have stopped working, while taxi drivers are being killed, and workers have no work and can't earn their wages, the citizens have expressed their opinion and feelings in the only acceptable way - PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS.
Unfortunately the only location available to the citizens for expressing their displeasure is the street. The streets and sidewalks, squares and bridges are the only places where an ordinary citizen, which is not engaged in any party can express his/her dissatisfaction with the present situation in the country. Such engagement contains individual views of honor and moral. Lead only by this, our female colleague, not politically engaged, PhD and scientific assistant of an institute, for 75 days expressed her dissatisfaction, despair and decisiveness not to be only a bystander in her life. On the 75th day of her peaceful protest her GOT her answer from her state. She and her husband, together with dozens of other citizens received clubbing, water canons and tear gas as an answer to their demands.
Is that the only answer which our government can give us? Obviously the government which ran ten of thousands of highly educated experts from this country, wants to brutally confront those who chose to stay. In the end we who are still here ask ourselves whether our lives are endangered just because we are still trying to think and express those thoughts in a peaceful manner.
February 3, 1997
Associates of the Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering:
1. Jelena Kusic, molecular biologist 2. mr Vesna Maksimovic 3. mr Dragica Radojkovic 4. Jelena Teodorovic, molecular biologist 5. Vera Markovic, physicist 6. Dusko Vujic, economist 7. Jelena Brkljacic, molecular biologist 8. mr Svetlana Radovic 9 Dejan Ristic, molecular biologist 10. Snezana Kojic, molecular biologist 11. mr Vesna Todorovic 12. dr Ana Savic 13. Natasa Stojicevic, biochemist 14. Jelena Gvozdenovic, chemical engineer 15. Milan Spasic, molecular biologist 16. Jelena Begovic, biologist 17. Ivana Moric, molecular biologist 18. mr Milija Jovicic 19. mr Mirjana Lilic 20. mr Tanja Kostic 21. Tamara Rajic, molecular biologist 22. Nikola Arsic, molecular biologist 23. Slavica Stanojevic, molecular biologist 24. Maja Vujic, molecular biologist 25. Tomislav Terzin, molecular biologist 26. dr Milena Stevanovic 27. Aleksandra Djurkovic, molecular biologist 28. Marina Lusic, molecular biologist 29. dr Jelena Zaric 30. dr med Milan Joksimovic 31. Dejan Lazic, molecular biologist 32. mr Sonja Pavlovic 33. dr Zvezdana Popovic 34. Tatjana Mitrovic, molecular biologist 35. Natasa Grujicic, molecular biologist 36. dr Branka Vasiljevic 37. dr Miroslav Konstantinovic 38. dr Ljubisa Topisirovic 39. mr Natasa Miladinov, 40. dr Milorad Kojic 41. dr Milan Kojic 42. Ivana Stahinic, molecular biologist 43. mr Natasa Vukov 44. Natasa Milojevic, molecular biologist 45. Olivera Gajic, molecular biologist 46. Slavica Arsenijevic, molecular biologist 47. mr Djordje Fira 48. dr Goran Ljubijankic