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Dokic's father on hunger strike

Updated: October 8, 2009, 11:19 AM ET
Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Tennis player Jelena Dokic's jailed father began a hunger strike to protest his 15-month prison sentence for threatening the Australian ambassador.

Damir Dokic's lawyer, Bosiljka Djukic, told The Associated Press on Thursday that she had been informed by Dokic's wife that he was no longer taking any food, water or medicines in prison. He is serving his sentence in the northern town of Sremska Mitrovica.

"I am very worried," Djukic said.

The 50-year-old Dokic ...

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