Balkan Update

September 30, 1993

Bosnia's parliament spurned an international peace plan, voting overwhelmingly to reject it unless Serbs return land taken by force.

Heavy artillery attacks reported in MOSTAR. Serb forces shelled the center of SARAJEVO, breaking a two-month relative calm. Croat and Serb shelling of Muslim positions in MAGLAJ and DOBOJ also was reported.

President Alija Izetbegovic faced a mounting crisis in the maverick Muslim enclave of BIHAC, where tens of thousands of people took to the streets to resist his order to impose military rule after they declared autonomy.

Serbia's main opposition leader, Vuk Draskovic, will stand trial in BELGRADE Oct. 25 on a charge of obstructing police during anti-government demonstrations in June. He faces up to 15 years in prison. Draskovic and his wife were arrested and reportedly badly beaten in police custody after the protest.

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