Threats to media outlets, The editorial office “Vijesti”, Podgorica 04.09.2020.

T.J. (45) from Mojkovac was arrested on suspicion of committing the criminal offense of endangering safety to the detriment of employees of the editorial office and the “Vijesti” portal.

According to the Police Directorate, the prosecutor ordered his detention for up to 72 hours.

On Friday, September 4, he harassed, threatened and insulted the employees of the “Vijesti” editorial office in several phone calls.

“S.Nj, an employee of a newsroom in this city, filed a complaint to the Podgorica Security Center against an unknown person who harassed, threatened and insulted him and another employee, by phone at the phone number owned by this newsroom. Police officers in Mojkovac, according to the place of jurisdiction, and in agreement with the competent prosecutor, acted on this report and determined that the number from which the threats and insults were sent was owned by B.J, and that it was used by T.J. (45) from Mojkovac”, it was announced from the police.

It is added that they collected notice from T.J. in the capacity of a citizen.

“Also, on the order of the competent court, the police searched the apartment and other premises used by this person, and on which occasion nothing interesting for the service was found. The competent state prosecutor was informed and ordered that the case files be submitted to him to qualify the crime”, it is stated in the announcement.

Contry MN
Gender Group
Date 04/09/2020
City / Location Podgorica, Montenegro
Type of incident Threats against media outlets and organizations
By whom To journalists by citizens
Name of the perpetrator T.J.
Type of media print online
Media name Vijesti
Article and legislation violated (nationally) Criminal Code article 168
Public prosecutor Public prosecutor has ruled 72 hours detention. The basic state prosecutor in Bijelo Polje ordered that criminal charges be filed against Jovanović for endangering security.
Legal closure Ongoing (or case not closed)
Judiciary status It is unknown if the trail has started.
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police Case was initiated ex officio by the Prosecutor’s Office