Serbia court reduces prison sentence for father of tennis player Jelena DokicBy AP
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Court reduces sentence for Jelena Dokic’s father
BELGRADE, Serbia — A Serbian court has reduced the prison sentence for tennis player Jelena Dokic’s father, who was convicted of threatening the Australian ambassador.
The court in Sremska Mitrovica said Tuesday it reduced Damir Dokic’s 15-month sentence to 12 months. Dokic could be out of prison in early May.
Dokic’s lawyer Bosiljka Djukic told The Associated Press she will push for her client’s release on parole before May.
The 51-year-old Dokic was arrested last year after reportedly saying he would blow up Australian ambassador Claire Birgin’s car because of articles in the Australian press in which Jelena Dokic accused him of beating her.
Upon arrest, police also found a large number of weapons in Dokic’s home.
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