Vienna, 28 May 2002.
A local court ruled on Monday 27 May, that the weekly Delovoe-Obozrenie-Respublika should stop its operations and close down. This weekly is one of the last critical media in the country.
According to the court, the weekly had failed to obey an earlier verdict from April, ordering the weekly to close down for two months for failing to number its editions properly.
Only one week ago unidentified persons threw Molotov cocktails through the office windows of the weekly Delovoe-Obozrenie-Respublika. It was not the first attack against this weekly.
The Vienna South East Europe Media Organisation condemns the pressure and several attacks against this weekly.