Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists, Salie Gajtani-Osmankaq, Pristina, 02/07/2017

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    Country KO
    Name and Surname Salie Gajtani-Osmankaq
    Gender Group Ilir Hamiti
    Date 02/07/2017
    City / Location Pristina
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media print
    Media name Koha Ditore
    Source Media
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction Association of Journalists of Kosovo condemn the threat against Salie gajtani-Osmankaq and Koha Ditore team in Pristina. AJK was informed by Osmankaqi that she was threatened by several persons while she was reporting on removal of residents from usurped appartments in Dardania neighborhood. "Residents have come straight to me right away and we have avoided physical assault by getting into the car", Osmankaqi said. The threat has been reported at police station, meanwhile AJK asks for quick investigation on the case.
    Were authorities informed? Yes - Police

    Journalist of daily Koha Ditore, Salie Gajtani-Osmankaq was threatened verbally by a group of men while she was trying to report. Journalist went to a location to see herself as how some residents in a Pristina neighborhood were preparing to leave appartments for which the state considers them as usurpators. Residents have immediately verbally attacked the journalist threatining her that she cannot write any story about them. Journalists Gajtani, who was at the time with driver, Ilir Hamiti left the scene and entered their vehicle. The residents have blocked the way and continued to threaten. Journalist and driver managed to leave the area.