Physical attacks, Sead Sadikovic, Bijelo Polje, 20.03.2021.

    Country MN
    Name and Surname Sead Sadikovic
    Gender Male
    Date 20/03/2021
    City / Location Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
    Type of incident Actual attacks on journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name Televizija Vijesti
    Was journalist`s association informed No
    What was journalists' association reaction Trade Union of Media of Montenegro, as well as numerous journalists' and civil association reacted towards the incident and demanded quick investigation.
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    On March 20, 2021, in Bijelo Polje, during a “patriotic” gathering, journalist of Television Vijesti, Sead Sadikovic, was attacked, sustaining minor head injuries.

    According to him, he was insulted and then physically attacked by 5-6 younger men. Sadikovic was defended from the attackers by citizens who passed by.

    “During the criminal investigation, the police came to the suspicion that the persons from the car convoy insulted the journalist S.S. and that they subsequently got out of the vehicle. After that, according to both the journalists and the participants in the motorcade, there was an argument between them, after which the persons physically attacked the journalist, inflicting minor bodily injuries. Criminal police officers arrested N.O. (21) and E.D. (18) from Bijelo Polje, due to the suspicion that they committed the criminal offense of violent behavior, and they will be brought to the competent state prosecutor within the legal deadline. The police are taking further measures and actions in order to identify all persons and shed light on the entire event”, the Police Administration announced.