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Assault on Gay Rights Activist Draws Wide Condemnation

Ljubljana, 26 June - The assault on a prominent Slovenian gay rights activist has drawn wide condemnation from the government, political parties and human rights bodies. Interior Minister Katarina Kresal called it a "cowardly act" and an "attack on the law-governed state and human dignity".

Ljubljana
Gay rights activist Mitja Blazic at petition against homophobia, organised after he was attacked in front of a bar the day before.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Gay rights activist Mitja Blazic at petition against homophobia, organised after he was attacked in front of a bar the day before.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Gay rights activist Mitja Blazic at petition against homophobia, organised after he was attacked in front of a bar the day before.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Gay rights activist Mitja Blazic at petition against homophobia, organised after he was attacked in front of a bar the day before. On his right, Parliament Speaker Pavel Gantar.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Interior Minister Katarina Kresal attending petition against homophobia, organised following the attack on gay rights activist Mitja Blazic
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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