Death threat, Nikolina Martinović, Slavonski Brod, 15.07.2023.

    Country CRO
    Name and Surname Nikolina Martinović
    Gender Female
    Date 15/07/2023
    City / Location Slavonski Brod
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Name of the perpetrator a male person (born in 1995)
    Type of media online
    Media name 035 portal
    Source Editor
    Article and legislation violated (nationally) The criminal offense of threats from Article 139, Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Criminal Code/11
    Public prosecutor On July 15, 2023, the Municipal State Attorney's Office in Slavonski Brod received a criminal complaint against a Croatian citizen, for the criminal offense of threatening under Article 139 Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the CC/11 to the detriment of a Croatian citizen in connection with her (journalistic) work. On the basis of Article 98, Paragraph 2, Items 4 and 5 of the Criminal Procedure Act, precautionary measures were imposed on the suspect in the form of a ban on approaching the victim at a distance of less than 100 meters and a ban on establishing and maintaining contact with the victim. The municipal state attorney's office in Slavonski Brod continues to carry out actions in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act and the Criminal Code, after which a state attorney's decision will be made.
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction Immediately after found out about the threat, CJA contacted the Brod-Posavina Police Department, from which they replied that "the police arrested a male person (born in 1995), against whom a criminal complaint was filed on suspicion of a threat and was handed over to the detention supervisor, and about his further fate will be decided by the Municipal State Attorney's Office in Slavonski Brod".
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office

    Nikolina Martinović, editor-in-chief of portal 035, received death threats on July 15, 2023, when after the publication of the police report on the portal, one of the actors from the police statement called her asking deleted that news article. After she refused to delete the news, the man told her, among other things: “I’ll kill you, I’ll wipe the floor with you, stupid, be careful when it gets dark”.