Charges Pressed Over Assault on Journalists in Split

By 13 April 2020

ZAGREB, April 13, 2020 - Split police have pressed criminal charges against three men who assaulted a female journalist and a camerawoman on Sunday as they were trying to record Easter Mass in a local church, held despite a ban on gatherings because of COVID-19, as well as a misdemeanour charge against a 70-year-old man.

A report on the incident has been sent to the State Inspectorate, the Split-Dalmatia County civil protection authority and the Split-Makarska Archdiocese, the county police said in a press release on Monday.

Four men have been criminally investigated in connection with the assault on the female journalist in the church in the Sirobuje suburb and a subsequent disturbance of the peace and prevention of journalists from doing a public service.

The county police said the journalist sustained light injuries in the attack.

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