Investigative journalist shot & injured at MontenegroThe Guardian #In_MontenegroMay 15, 2019
An investigative reporter who covers crime and corruption in Montenegro has been shot and injured in an attack that prompted calls from the European Union and the US to protect journalists in the Balkan country.
Olivera Lakić, a journalist for the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, was wounded in the right leg outside her home in the capital, Podgorica.
Police said the attack happened around 9pm.
Vijesti’s chief editor, Mihailo Jovović, said Lakić told him a man approached her and shot her, while two other men ran away.
She was attacked six years ago after she wrote a series of articles about alleged murky dealings over a tobacco factory.
“For how much longer will this be happening?
A lot of stories she wrote have not been investigated [by the authorities].
Prime minister Duško Marković condemned the attack and urged a “swift and efficient investigation” to discover the motive as well as who might have ordered it.
The assault, the second against a journalist in a month, prompted international concern.
Aivo Orav, head of the EU delegation in Montenegro, called the attack “very worrying.” In the tweet , Orav said that “journalists must be protected.”
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