Threats toward journalist Alban Selimi, Prishtinë, 16.03.2023

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    Country KO
    Name and Surname Alban Selimi
    Gender Male
    Date 16/03/2023
    City / Location Prishtine
    Type of incident Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists
    By whom To journalists by citizens
    Type of media Radio and television
    Media name RTK
    Source Facebook
    Legal closure Perpatrator is convicted
    Legal closure decision The Basic Court in Pristina has approved the request of the Basic Prosecution in Pristina, assigning the suspect A.L (42 years old) to 30 days of detention on suspicion of burning down the garage of the editor of Radio Television of Kosovo ( RTK), Alban Selimi.
    Perpatrator is convicted.Description: 1 month of detention.
    Was journalist`s association informed Yes
    What was journalists' association reaction The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about the news in regard to the attempted arson of the garage of the editor of the public broadcaster, Alban Selimi. For AJK, such threats are completely unacceptable and seriously violate the freedom of expression, and have an effect on the safe environment in which journalists should perform their duties. Hence, we urgently call upon the competent bodies to investigate the motives of this attack, and to bring the perpetrator to justice. Each attack on journalists is an attack on the public interest, democracy, and rights of all citizens.
    Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the police

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo is concerned about the news in regard to the attempted arson of the garage of the editor of the public broadcaster, Alban Selimi.

    Last night via Facebook, journalist Selimi announced that someone tried to intimidate him with this act, but that they did not achieve it.

    “Someone set it on fire; to scare me. They didn’t achieve their goal!”, he wrote.

    For AJK, such threats are completely unacceptable and seriously violate the freedom of expression, and have an effect on the safe environment in which journalists should perform their duties. Hence, we urgently call upon the competent bodies to investigate the motives of this attack, and to bring the perpetrator to justice.

    Each attack on journalists is an attack on the public interest, democracy, and rights of all citizens.