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Yugoslavia - Prison Riots

Jacky Rowland reports from Belgrade that riots which began in a Serbian prison on Sunday have spread to two more jails. Hundreds of inmates in Sremska Mitrovica, Pozarevac and Nis have set fires and revolted against their guards. They are demanding better conditions. They also want to be included in an amnesty the new authorities in Belgrade are considering for Kosovar Albanian political prisoners -- regardless of the nature of their crimes.

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