In a video message, recorded and sent by a person named Mirza Gacanin, with a place of residence in the Netherlands, along with vulgar curses and mentions of the journalist’s children, he threatens to journalist Avdo Avdic that they are going to “search for him in the canals”.
The video message was sent after Avdic published several articles about possible drug and money-laundering offenses and Gacanin’s alleged involvement in these illegal acts.
|Name and Surname||Avdo Avdic|
|City / Location||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Type of incident||Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists|
|By whom||To journalists by citizens To their family members by citizens|
|Name of the perpetrator||Mirza Gacanin|
|Type of media||online|
|Was journalist`s association informed||Yes|
|What was journalists' association reaction||The Steering Committee of BH Journalists and the Free Media Help Line sent a public request to the MUP of Sarajevo Canton, the State Security Agency (SIPA) and the competent prosecutor's office to conduct an urgent and effective investigation into threats against the journalist of Žurnal. BH Journalists and the Free Media Help Line informed international organizations for the protection of freedom of the media and the safety of journalists about these threats, requested their response and the necessary internationalization of the whole case.|
|Were authorities informed?||Case was reported to the police Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office|