Two Men Reported, Placed in Custody for Threatening HRT Reporter

By 3 August 2022

ZAGREB, 3 August, 2022 - A 44-year-old Croatian national and a 56-year-old Slovenian national have been reported and placed in custody for threatening HRT reporter Maja Sever and judge Sandra Artuković, the Šibenik-Knin County Police Department said on Wednesday.

The incident happened on 1 August on the island of Tijat, where Sever and Artuković, a former deputy justice minister, went to check if the Spirito restaurant, recently closed by the state inspectorate because it did not meet the minimum technical requirements, was open.

According to witnesses, the two women were attacked by the restaurant's owner, who seized their cell phone and threw it away.

The police said the two suspects repeatedly lunged with their boat at the boat with the two women and threatened them, with one of them taking Sever's cell phone. The phone was returned to the reporter later the same day, police said.