06 Dec 2018 Lvl. 1
Alert created on: 05 Apr 2018 n° 27/2018 Montenegro

Montenegrin Journalist Targeted in Car Bombing

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Montenegrin journalist Sead Sadiković escaped unharmed after a car bomb exploded in front of his home in Bijelo Polje, northeastern Montenegro on 1 April 2018. Police have said they believe the explosion was intended as a threat against Sadiković. The car in question did not belong to Sadiković, but was a rental and was registered in Belgrade. Authorities on 3 April detained two suspects, both related to the owner of a museum Sadiković had published a story about. Sadiković is known for a critical weekly show on TV Vijesti and for his reporting on corruption and organized crime in Montenegro.
06 Dec 2018: Following the investigation carried out by the authorities, the perpetrators were identified and sentences to prison, as highlighted in the state reply to this alert. On 6 December 2018, the partner organisations to the Platform declared this case to be “resolved”, concluding it was no longer an active threat to media freedom.
State replies
05 Apr 2018
OSCE media freedom representative condemns bomb attack in Montenegro, commends swift police action
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