AJK condemns verbal threats against journalist Refki Alija

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Source/Author: Association of Journalists of Kosovo
Source/Photo: Refki Alija

PRISTINA, 17.11.2017 – Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about the information that our colleague Refki Alija was threatened several times by director of emergency and security in Prizren municipality.

“Director of emergency and security in Prizren municipality, Bedrija Ejupagic verbally threatened me in the office for communities and returns in the presence of three other officials,” Alija told AJK.

Alija stated that Ejupagic threatened him and his family and insulted him and the job of journalist. “He got closer to me several times, raising his voice and told me I should be aware of him and his family”, Alija said.

The case has been reported to police. AJK asks quick investigation into the case and take necessary measures according to the law.

AJK asks from all officials to focus on increasing cooperation with journalists and not instead to be an obstacle to their job.