20 Aug 2019 Lvl. 1
State replied
Alert created on: 19 Jul 2019 n° 82/2019 Serbia

N1 TV Reporter in Kosovo Zana Cimili Received Death Threats

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ
Partner EFJ/IFJ
On 4 July 2019, Zana Cimili, a correspondent for TV Channel N1 in Kosovo*, received death threats on social network, including against her daughter. The anonymous person said he had "a life desire to kill an Albanian, even an Albanian child," and he hoped "for a new war in Kosovo during which the Albanians will feel Serbian rage." On 6 July 2019, a Serbian national was arrested by Serbia’s police regarding this case, over “spreading of religious and national hatred and imperil safety”, N1 reported. A court placed the suspect under house arrest and banned him from using the Internet.

*All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation's Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.
26 Jul 2019
On 24 July 2019, the Special Prosecutor on High-Technology Crime filed an indictment with the Belgrade High Court against Nenad Vujatov, 33, on suspicion of threatening TV N1 journalist Zani Cimili via social media. A four-year prison sentence was requested.
State replies
20 Aug 2019
Reply from the Serbian authorities (Ministry of the Interior)
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