A 27-year-old German gay rights activist who was attending a LGBT conference in Belgrade, Serbia is in critical condition after sustaining "life threatening" injuries from an attack Saturday.
Dusan Jovanovic, deputy director of the hospital where the man is being treated, said the man [whose name has not yet been released] has undergone surgery but is still in a “serious condition”.
He suffered internal bleeding and head injuries in the attack.
It is thought that he was set upon by a gang of men who screamed about “foreigners” in Belgrade, following the gay rights conference.
Footage of the brutal attack AFTER THE JUMP…(warning: violence)
It's unknown how much (if any) the man's sexual orientation played a part in the attack. Anti-LGBT sentiment is rampant in Serbia though, with the government frequently shutting down planned gay pride marches