Intimidation – verbal threat, Dragan Popadic, Tivat, 15.02.2019.

Dragan Popadic, a Director of Radio Tivat, received threat on February 15, in front of town chapel in that city, due to Radio Tivat reporting.

Dissatisfied with the way in which the Radio Tivat reported about the lawsuit filed by the Arsic family, Rade Gaga Arsic threatened Popadic.

Arsic attacked Popadic in front of the Tivat city chapel, grabbed his arm, insulted him and threatened to “pay him when he retireds”. The same day, Popadic reported the case to the police, and on July 11, the Misdemeanor Court Kotor issued a verdict on the basis of accepting Arsic’s responsibility for the act he was charged with.

Arsic is charged with disturbing public order and sending threats to Popadic, and fined 360 euros.

Contry MN
Name and Surname Dragan Popadić
Gender Male
Date 15/02/2019
City / Location Tivat, Montenegro
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
By whom To journalists by citizens
Name of the perpetrator Rade Gaga Arsić
Type of media Radio and television
Media name Radio Tivat
Source Personal contact
Public prosecutor There are no elements of a criminal offense which is prosecuted ex officio
Legal closure Perpatrator is convicted
Perpatrator is convicted.Description: Perpatrator is fined 360 euros.
Judiciary status Case closed
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction TUMM condemned the threats
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office