Other threats to journalists, Gordan Duhaček, Zagreb, 15.10.2022.

    Country CRO
    Name and Surname Gordan Duhaček
    Gender Male
    Date 15/10/2022
    City / Location Zagreb
    Type of incident Other threats to journalists
    Name of the perpetrator Stevo Culej
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes

    On Friday, 15 October, former Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) MP Steva Culej, currently the president of the Association of Special Police from the Homeland War of the Republic of Croatia, said to journalist Gordan Duhacek that he wished the journalist was raped.

    This happened after the High Criminal Court reduced the sentence for rape from two years in prison to one year and six months in prison for the former HDZ mayor of Lasinja Municipality, Zeljko Prigorac, because, according to the court’s decision, he is a “distinguished war veteran”, which was taken as a mitigating circumstance. Journalist Gordan Duhacek from Index.hr portal called Culej, introduced himself and asked for a comment. In addition to various insults, Culej told him: “You know what I’m sorry for? I would prefer that they rape you too! (laughter) And that they don’t bear sanctions”, and added “Write it down.”