Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists, Branka Gabrijela Valentić, Zagreb, 21.10.2016.

    Country CRO
    Name and Surname [:hr]Branka Gabrijela Valentić[:]
    Gender Female
    Date 21/10/2016
    City / Location [:hr]Zagreb[:]
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media online
    Media name [:hr]Hina[:]
    Source [:hr]HND, journalist[:]
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes

    Director of Hina news agency Branka Gabriela Valentić received a threatening letter with insults.  The letter is signed by a HOS-member (with ustaša salute “Za dom spremni”). During October and November, she received two letters, one threatening and insulting, and the other only with offensive content. Also, a member of Croatian Parliament said Valentić was “walking proof of why it was necessary to carry out lustration,”. After that, someone on his Facebook profile wrote that she needed “to be executed urgently”.