Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists, Zana Cimili, Prishtina, 05. 07. 2019.


N.V from Becej of Vojvodina has threatened the journalist, Zana Cimili, through a comment on her daughters picture on Instagram.

The man who has threatened journalist Cimili, wrote on Serbian language that he always desired to kill an Albanian.

“Truth to be told, without any doubt I would rip with my teeth an Albanian child. Meanwhile, you have contributed with your work, thank you”, he wrote.

“I hope that a new war will start in Kosovo and this time the Albanian terrorists and invaders will have the chance to feel the anger of Serbs, their desire for justice and freedom”, he wrote among others.

The Higher Court in Belgrade, charged him with inciting racial, religious and ethnic hatred and intolerance and demanded a sentence of four years. Before that, on 6th July 2019, Serbian police arrested N. V. and the court placed him under house arrest and banned him from using the Internet.

Contry KO
Name and Surname Zana Cimili
Gender Female
Date 05/07/2019
City / Location
Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
By whom To their family members by citizens
Type of media Radio and television
Media name N1
Article and legislation violated (nationally) The Constitution and Criminal Code of the Republic of Kosovo.
Public prosecutor 24.07.2019. – Special Prosecution Office for High Tech Crime of the Republic of Serbia filed the indictment against N. V.
Judiciary status The Higher Court in Belgrade, charging him with inciting racial, religious and ethnic hatred and intolerance and demanding a sentence of four years. Before that, on 6 July 2019, Serbian police were arrested N. V. and the court placed him under house arrest and banned him from using the Internet.
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
What was journalists' association reaction The AJK strongly and publicly condemned the threat.
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police