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Jelena Dokic's father has jail sentence confirmed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The father of tennis player Jelena Dokic is facing a retrial on charges that he threatened the Australian ambassador to Serbia.

Damir Dokic was sentenced to 15 months in jail in June, but a retrial was ordered because ambassador Claire Birgin did not testify in person during the original hearing. She was represented by a lawyer.

The 50-year-old Dokic was brought under police escort to the court in Ruma, northwest of Belgrade.

His lawyer Bosiljka Djukic said Thursday that "we expect justice from the court and that Damir will be a free man."

Dokic was arrested in May after reportedly saying he would blow up Birgin's car if she didn't stop negative articles about him from being published in Australia.