Lawyers of the Trade Union of Media of Montenegro, as part of the free legal aid program, have recently taken over the proceedings for the attack on “Vijesti” journalist Jadranka Cetkovic.
The journalist was attacked in front of the High Court building in Bijelo Polje twice, in April and June of this year. While the case from April was characterized by the prosecutor as a criminal offense of coercion, the latest one is in the phase of re-deciding on the qualification of the offense, because the prosecutor first decided to send the case to the Court for Misdemeanors. Lawyer Mirko Bosković submitted a complaint to the Higher Prosecutor’s Office in Bijelo Polje, which accepted the complaint, and now a new decision by the primary prosecutor is awaited.
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