Vienna, 1 November 2016 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) expressed distress after news that Sasa Lekovic, president of the Croatian Journalists’ Association, had an incident which could have had lethal consequences.
On Thursday, 27 October Lekovic was driving from Croatia to Serbia and had to pull over after his car stopped working properly. The car service staff soon discovered that someone had tampered with one of his wheels, which then fell off. The wheel studs had been intentionally removed, possibly in order to cause Lekovic to have a crash while driving. The incident was reported to the police.
“SEEMO is asking for an urgent police investigation. We ask Serbian and Croatian authorities to give in public all details connected to this case" SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said today.
SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.