02 Sep 2019 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 15 Oct 2018 n° 112/2018 Serbia

Journalist Zeljko Matorcevic Physically Attacked

Source of threatUnknown
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner EFJ/IFJ Index RSF
Partner EFJ/IFJ Index RSF
Zeljko Matorcevic was attacked on 9 October 2018 by an unidentified young man who first followed him, then suddenly hit him at the head, and when Matorcevic fell to the ground, continued to hit him. Matorcevic suffered serious body injuries : his cheekbone was broken and in the following days he would undergo a surgical procedure. Matorcevic is editor-in-chief of Žig Info portal.
02 Sep 2019
The Public Prosecutor's Office dismissed the complaint against J.P., who was suspected of having attacked Željko Matorčević on 9 October 2018, finding no grounds for suspecting that J.P. had committed the criminal offense of physical assault, or any other criminal offense prosecuted ex officio.
State replies
15 Oct 2018
OSCE Representative strongly condemns physical attack against Željko Matorčević.
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