Attack on journalists, Esad Kocan, Podgorica 27.03.2021.

    Contry MN
    Name and Surname Esad Kocan
    Gender Male
    Date 27/03/2021
    City / Location Podgorica
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Name of the perpetrator D.S.
    Type of media print
    Media name Monitor
    Was journalist`s association informed No
    What was journalists' association reaction Trade Union of Media of Montenegro reacted on this occasion with NGO Action for human rights.
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office

    The editor-in-chief of “Monitor”, Esad Kocan, was attacked on March 27, in front of his apartment in Podgorica.

    He was first verbally and then physically attacked by a fifty-five-year-old D.S, who was subsequently arrested and charged with the criminal offense of endangering safety.

    The police announced that Kocan reported on Saturday night that an unknown person approached him in front of the building where he lives at around 5 pm, who addressed him with insulting and threatening words, and that at one point he physically attacked him.

    “E.K. went to his apartment and called a friend to go with him to the police station to report the incident. After leaving the building, the suspect continued with the insults and started physically attacking E.K. who on that occasion pushed him away with the stick he had with him, according to E.K. The police identified the person and arrested him”, the statement reads.

    10/18/2021 In the Basic Court in Podgorica, Sukovic was sentenced to 10 months in prison and banned from approaching the editor-in-chief of the weekly Monitor at a distance of less than 100 meters, as well as mandatory treatment in a psychiatric institution.