SARAJEVO – Hundreds of people marched in Sarajevo Sunday to accuse police of mistreating recently arrested protesters and demand their release.
For the fourth day in a row, the demonstrators also called on the government to resign because of the nation’s almost 40 per cent unemployment rate and alleged widespread corruption.
The head of the local police station, Mirsad Sukic, told the crowd in front of his building that none of the 44 people who were taken in custody had been mistreated or were minors. He said all but 10 have been freed.
But 17-year-old Harun Cehajic, who claimed he is one of the freed protesters, said he and others were beaten in the basement of the police station and not allowed to sleep for 26 hours.
“They destroyed us,” he said of the police. Read more
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