Police to Carry Out Probe Into Burning of Gay Couple Effigy at Imotski Carnival

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ZAGREB, February 27, 2020 – The Split Municipal Prosecutor’s Office has instructed the police to collect information concerning a criminal complaint Social Democrat MP Arsen Bauk filed against the organisers of a carnival procession in Imotski, where an effigy of a gay couple was set on fire this past weekend.

The effigy of a gay couple holding a “child” – SDP MP Nenad Stazić, with a five-pointed star on his forehead – was burned at the traditional carnival procession in Imotski last Sunday.

The criminal complaint against the organisers of the procession, the Bakove Svečanosti association, which is headed by Milivoj Djuka, was filed by SDP MP Bauk with the local police on Monday.

Sources at the Split prosecutor’s office told Hina that police were expected to carry out a preliminary investigation and take other measures to collect information for a decision on the complaint while the prosecutor’s office will make a decision within its remit once it receives the information requested.

More news about LGBT rights can be found in the Politics section.


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