CROATIA: FIRST INSTANCE VERDICT: 15 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ATTACKING THE JOURNALIST

CROATIA, 05/03/2018

Vienna, 5 March 2018 – After a last year attack on a journalist, according to a court decision in Croatia, Nenad Sajnovic (Nenad Šajnović) got 15 months of imprisonment and Ana Sajnovic (Ana Šajnović)  was convicted to 6 months suspended sentence for threatening and to 30 days of imprisonment for disturbing law and order as well as to pay 1000 HRK for court expenses

On 16 September  2017 in Velki Pašijan a crew of Nova TV was shooting a story and was approached  by Nenad Šajnović threatening to kill the crew members. He came to reporter Ema Branica and pushed her hard so she tumbled into a ditch. Then he attacked cameraman trying to break his camera.  According to the police report Ana Šajnović (73) was supporting Šajnović in the attack by screaming and beating the TV crew.

SEEMO  condemned the attack and called institutions to protect journalists. 

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