By Forum 18
Although the number of violent attacks on Serbiaâ€™s religious minorities has declined in recent years, numerous such attacks still continue, Forum 18 News Service has found in its latest annual survey.
In June, a Hare Krishna devotee was knifed. One blackspot is the town of Backa Palanka, where Seventh-day Adventist and Pentecostal churches have faced graffiti, arson and stone-throwing attacks and a Jehovahâ€™s Witness was assaulted.
A newly-built Catholic church in Smederevo has faced three attacks in the past year, while Nazarene, Orthodox, Lutheran, Muslim and Mormon sites have also been attacked.
On 6 September, a new Islamic faculty being prepared in Novi Pazar was vandalised. Frustrated by officialsâ€™ failure to prosecute those who boasted of burning down a Jehovahâ€™s Witness Kingdom Hall in 1999, Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses this year sued the Serbian state.