Other threats to journalists, Darko Bulatovic, Nikšić, 13.07.2022.

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    Country MN
    Name and Surname Darko Bulatovic
    Gender Male
    Date 13/07/2022
    City / Location Niksic
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Name of the perpetrator E.L.
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name RTCG
    Source www.rtcg.me
    Public prosecutor Has Elements of Criminal Offence
    Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
    Was journalist`s association informed No
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office Case was initiated ex officio by the Prosecutor’s Office

    Darko Bulatović, a journalist of the Radio and Television of Montenegro, was attacked while reporting on the Statehood Day celebration in Nikšić, on July 13, when an unknown person tried to take his phone with which he was recording the event.

    The incident happened at the time of the conflict between two groups of citizens and the phone had a “press” sticker on it.

    Bulatović reported the case to the Nikšić Security Center and attached a video recording of the disputed event as evidence. The prosecutor stated that the act contains the elements of the criminal act of attempted extortion. The police identified the perpetrator and on July 15, they detained E.L.

    The court proceedings before the Basic Court in Nikšić began in October.