Attacks on journalists, Jeton Ismaili, Veliki Trnovac, 13.08.2020.

    Country SR
    Name and Surname Jeton Ismaili
    Gender Male
    Date 13/08/2020
    City / Location Veliki Trnovac
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media online
    Media name Folonline
    Source Portal Bujanovačke
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    Veliki Trnovac, August 13, 2020 – On Thursday, August 13, at around 2 pm, two people broke into the family house of journalist Jeton Ismaili, who was absent at the time and threatened his wife, who was there with their daughter, with death and disgusting insults and messages about what awaits Jeton and their family, after which they walked away from the yard of the house.

    According to the journalists, the threats were made because of the text that was published on the Folonline portal a few days before this event. The published text on his portal Folonline, Ismaili says,  has nothing to do with the attackers, and he also notes that his family is in shock and fear of escalation and more severe attacks.

    The Ministry of Internal Affairs reacted very quickly after receiving the report and took statements from the Ismaili family. Somewhat later, the journalist went to the police station in Bujanovac and asked the authorities for protection, given the severity of the threats, the Ismaili family’s fear of further attacks and that the identity of the attackers is known and that they live in the same village as the Ismaili family.