According to the information published on the Фокус.мк portal, police officers from the Negotino police station came today to the home address of the journalist Viki Klincharova from “Фокус” for an official conversation, to a warning due to a complaint by the female driver who hit an 11 years old child with a car on 8th of August on “Marshal Tito” street in Negotino.
AJM believes that the procedure of the Ministry of the Interior to warn journalists because of a published text is inappropriate, inappropriate and unnecessary because in this way pressure is exerted on the freedom of expression of journalists. We demand responsibility from the police officers who abused their powers to answer for them and to initiate disciplinary proceedings against them.
AJM will submit a complaint to the Department for Internal Control and professional standards at the Ministry of the Interior, which will demand responsibility for the violation of police powers. We expect the responsible persons to be sanctioned as soon as possible.