Threats against the lives and safety of journalists, CIN, Sarajevo, 27.10.2022.

    Country BH
    Gender Group
    Date 27/10/2022
    City / Location Sarajevo/Dubrovnik
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    Type of media online
    Media name CIN Sarajevo
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    Working on the story about how he acquired multimillion-dollar property in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, CIN journalists contacted Zoran Čegar, head of the Uniformed Police Sector, to get the necessary information. In a telephone conversation, they asked Čegar for an interview, but he refused, with threats and curses. Čegar ended the conversation with journalists by saying: “Don’t even think of calling me again, so that I don’t come to you from where you’re calling me”, and he cursingly called the journalist a “Chetnik”.

    A similar attack on CIN journalists was repeated yesterday in front of the Dubrovnik Municipal Court, where Zoran Čegar’s trial for the criminal offense of fraud began. After the CIN journalist asked Čegar for a comment, he reacted violently and threatened: “Don’t make me rip your throat out!”.