“Lawyers in Serbia started a week-long strike on Monday to protest the fatal shooting of their colleague Dragoslav Ognjanovic who helped defend late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic and represented leading underworld figures.

Ognjanovic, 57, was gunned down in front of his apartment building in the Novi Beograd neighborhood on Saturday. His 26-year-old son was wounded in the right arm.

During the strike lawyers will refuse to attend court hearings and a number of other cases, including questioning before prosecutors and plea bargains, the Lawyers’ Chamber of Serbia said in a statement.” (Reuters)