06 Dec 2018 Lvl. 1
Resolved
Alert created on: 05 Apr 2018 Montenegro

Montenegrin Journalist Targeted in Car Bombing

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner IPI EFJ/IFJ
Partner IPI EFJ/IFJ
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.
Resolved
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
Follow-ups
05 Apr 2018
OSCE media freedom representative condemns bomb attack in Montenegro, commends swift police action
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