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The physical condition of Josip Tikvicki, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor beaten on April 15, worsened on April 27, when he collapsed from pain and stress. As of April 29 he remains in hospital, recovering from a broken jaw, which is now wired shut, an injured knee, several fractured ribs and several minor injuries. According to local police, his three attackers have been arrested.

Also on April 27 another Seventh-day Adventist church was vandalized, breaking all the windows.

Original Persecution and Prayer Alert story published April 23, 2003
(Report received April 29 from Adventist News Network)

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