On December 2 this year, an unidentified person using the Twitter account @Ivanbgd2 wrote in response to a tweet by Milica Šarić: “Mercenary scum…..your end is near, slut!!!!!”
Fukaro plaćenička …..bliži ti se kraj fukso!!!!!— само кажем (@Ivanbgd2) December 2, 2020
For that reason a lawyer of the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (IJAS), which is part of the Working Group for the Safety of Journalists, filed criminal charges to the Special Prosecutor’s Office for High-Tech Crime. According to the charges, Milica Šarić believes that her entire work as an investigative journalist sparked the threats.
The person behind the aforementioned Twitter account is being charged with the criminal offense of jeopardizing safety or other criminal offense prosecuted ex officio.
On the same day threats were made to Milica Šarić, the office of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS) received a threat on Facebook from the user martinajurjevic.10. The person behind this account sent the following message: “Stop denying the truth Mr. Nikola Sandulović is speaking. Soroš’s mercenaries, justice will find you and very soon! There are many of us who are awake!”
Because of this threat criminal charges were also filed for jeopardizing safety or other criminal offense prosecuted ex officio.