28 Aug 2018 Lvl. 2
Alert created on: 07 Dec 2015 Montenegro
Gojko Raičević Regularly Targeted by Authorities in Montenegro
On 17, 18 and 24 October 2015, Gojko Raičević, editor-in-chief of news portal www.in4s.net was on working assignment reporting on protests of opposition parties in front of the Parliament at the centre of Podgorica. On 17 October 2015, Mr. Raičević was physically attacked by the police and arrested for covering the arrest of opposition MPs. On 18 October, Raičević was threatened by a police officer from a vehicle passing by, using gestures to threaten that they will continue with the beatings. On 24 October, Raičević was hit from the back with a baton by a policeman and ten minutes later a masked man got out of one of the police vehicles and, again without any reason or explanation, hit Mr. Raičević several times. A video has been recorded by the news team that shows the attack on the editor. IN4S portal claimed that the website was down every time the police were enforcing brutality against the participants.
- Letter of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression/UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
- Video recording the assault on Gojko Raičević: "Editor IN4S victim of police brutality, again! "
- Report published on Mapping Media Freedom 's website describing the attitude of police during the demonstrations: "Montenegro: Police fire teargas at journalists"
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