Serbia police charge 80 in embassy attacks during Kosovo protest Jaime Jansen at 10:40 AM ET
[JURIST] Serbian police filed criminal charges Friday against 80 people allegedly involved in attacks on the US and other embassies [JURIST report] in Belgrade during protests last week over US support of independence for Kosovo [JURIST news archive]. The protesters were charged with hooliganism, theft and resisting arrest, charges which could carry sentences of four to six years in prison. Serbia's chief prosecutor Slobodan Radovanovic said Saturday that Serbia is actively searching for the rioters [JURIST report], noting that Serbian police had already arrested over 200 people. The Serbian government has condemned the attacks on diplomatic missions as isolated acts of vandalism. AP has more.
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