AJK is concerned regarding the summons for a criminal offense against journalist Lirim Mehmetaj

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The Association of Journalists of Kosovo has received with concern a statement made by journalist Lirim Mehmetaj of the Albanian Post regarding the summons issued to him as a defendant by the Basic Prosecutor’s Office in Pristina.

In the summons for presence on March 7, Mehmetaj is invited as a defendant for the criminal offense of “inciting discord and impatience” under Article 141 of the Penal Code.

While AJK is waiting for official information, such a call to a journalist is an alarm for a democratic society, as Kosovo claims to be.

AJK will be requesting official information and closely monitoring the unprecedented development of the justice system in Kosovo on Thursday.