A Serbian journalist for the website Zig Info, Milan Jovanovic, said that unknown individuals set fire to his home and garage on Wednesday and shot at his front door because of his reporting on local corruption.
According to the media watchdog Cenzolovka, the perpetrators set fire to Jovanovic’s home at around 3.30 in the morning by throwing a „Molotov cocktail“ through a garage window.
After that, they shot at the front door in order to prevent Jovanovic and his wife from coming out, but they escaped the burning house through a back window:
Jutros oko 3.30 u Vrčinu su nepoznate osobe zapalile kuću novinara portala Zig-info Milana Jovanovića i kroz prozor na garaži ubacile „Molotovljev koktel“. Posle toga, napadači su pucali u pravcu ulaznih vrata kako niko iz kuće ne bi mogao da izađe. Sedamdesetogodišnji novinar i njegova supruga uspeli su zajedno da pobegnu kroz prozor sa zadnje strane kuće. https://www.cenzolovka.rs/pritisci-i-napadi/pokusaj-ubistva-novinara-milana-jovanovica-spaljena-kuca-pucano-na-ulazna-vrata/
Geplaatst door Cenzolovka op Woensdag 12 december 2018
„I will not stop writing about the thieves and the mob even if they kill me,“ Jovanovic told Cenzolovka.
Serbian police have said they are investigating how Jovanovic’s home caught fire with him and his wife inside.
According to Beta news agency, Jovanovic’s wife reported hearing gunshots and the police confirmed finding a bullet case in front of the garage.