Života Milanović is a leading member of Serbia’s Hare Krishna religious community. Života contacted police after he began receiving anonymous threats which he suspected were coming from members of a far-right group.
The threats soon turned into violence. Života was beaten and stabbed outside his home many times over the course of several years. His tormentors cut off his hair. On one occasion, a lone attacker carved a crucifix into Života’s head.
Local police were unable to identify the perpetrators of the repeated attacks and bring them to justice.