Basic court in Podgorica rejected Becirovic’s lawsuit

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PODGORICA, 05.04.2022 – The lawsuit of businessman Zoran Becirovic and his company from Cyprus, seeking almost 60,000 euros from daily Vijesti and Dan and the NGO MANS for defamation, was rejected by the Basic Court in Podgorica.

The same decision rejected the request to publish the verdict and remove the announcements published on the “Vijesti” and “Dan” portals.

Zoran Becirovic and his company from Cyprus have initiated proceedings before the Basic Court against MANS, the publisher of the daily newspapers “Daily Press” and “Jumedia Mont”, for publishing articles on the portals of these media, revealing financial transactions between his offshore company and then President of the Supreme Court Vesna Medenica. Medenica allegedly sold the land in Kolasin to Becirovic for close to 139,000 euros.

“The first-instance decision of this court rejected the claims of Becirović and his company for compensation of non-pecuniary damage in the total amount of 58,000 euros, as well as publishing this verdict and removing the articles from the defendants’ portal as unfounded. The plaintiffs are obliged to pay the defendants the costs of the proceedings in the total amount of 14,270.44 euros, “said Judge Spokeswoman Ivana Becic.