Other threats to journalists, Diamand Bajra, Peja, 03. 04. 2019.

The head of the Islamic Community in Peja, Musli Arifaj, has threatened BLIC journalist Diamant Balaj. He had written in the newspaper about a case where Musli Arifaj was involved in exhuming a body and re-interred it without informing family members. In this case, Kosovo Police has initiated criminal proceedings qualifying the case as “damage to cemeteries or corpses.”



Contry KO
Name and Surname Diamant Balaj
Gender Male
Date 03/04/2019
City / Location
Type of incident Other threats to journalists
By whom By public officials
Name of the perpetrator Musli Arifaj
Type of media online
Media name Gazeta BLIC
Source Gazeta BLIC
Public prosecutor AJK has reacted publicly through social media. It invited Musli Arifi to withdraw his declaration.
Judiciary status AGK ka reaguar publikisht permes mediave sociale. I eshte kerkuar Musli Arifi te terheq deklaraten e tij.
Was journalist`s association informed Yes
Were authorities informed? Case was reported to the Prosecutor’s Office