Serbia's opposition leader ends hunger strike; SPC elder: No reason to visit him

Serbia's opposition leader ends hunger strike; SPC elder: No reason to visit him

Serbia's opposition leader ends hunger strike; SPC elder: No reason to visit him Izvor: Tanjug / Tara Radovanović

The leader of Serbia's opposition nationalist Dveri movement ended 110day long hunger strike on Wednesday, saying he and his colleague Ivan Kostic who joined him during the last nine days on the stairs outside the country's Parliament, achieved their aim – "to point at an undemocratic situation in Serbia," the news agencies reported.

  "We have done what has been up to us. And that is to uncover the system in which we live in, raise the international public awareness, show the lack of media freedom, especially on (the public broadcaster) RTS TV," Obradovic told N1 before he ended, as he put it, "strict fasting."

He later told N1 the main reason for ending the hunger strikewere appeals from their families, not the medical condition.

The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej said there was no reason to visit Obradovic, a declared believer, during 11-day hunger strike since "Obradovic always does what he wants." He added Obradovic never consulted with him." The smartest thing he did was to start the hunger strike since he calmed down to could think about everything," Irinej told the Belgrade Danas daily.

 "I didn't want to make scenes here, to be taken away on stretchers, or to have some high-profile visits," Obradovic said, reiterating Kostic and he had achieved the initial goal.

He also said Dveri movement would not change its mind and would boycott the June 21 general elections because of the lack of fair conditions and free media and because the coronavirus epidemic was not over.  

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic said he was “a too small man to understand all victories,” of the opposition which boycott the elections.

Commenting on Obradovic’s statement that the hunger strike “uncovered the system”, Vucic wished to all who advocated the election boycott “to continue in such uncovering successfully.”

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