Press releases – Freedom of expression

06/05/2020

PROTEST DUE TO SUFFOCATION OF SATIRE AND ARREST OF A SATIRIST

Human Rights Action (HRA) strongly condemns filing of a criminal complaint, arrest and detention of Velimir Čabarkapa (29) from Pljevlja due to satirical treatment of the […]
10/04/2020

By abusing Criminal law, the state violates the freedom of expression

The Human Rights Action protests against the arrest of Radovan Rakočević from Bijelo Polje, which took place due to his sharing of an article from the […]
03/04/2020

A 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM BIJELO POLJE WAS DEPRIVED OF HER RIGHT TO LIBERTY FOLLOWING AN INSTAGRAM POST

The Human Rights Action (HRA) believes that by incarcerating twenty-six year old S.O from Bijelo Polje for posting Corona virus-related rumours on Instagram, Montenegrin authorities have violated […]
13/03/2020

APPEAL AGAINST ARREST FOR FAKE NEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Human Rights Action (HRA) appeals that people should not be sent to prison for inaccurate posts on Facebook, which do not call for violence nor constitute […]
12/03/2020

HRA AGAINST REPRESSION DUE TO VIOLATION OF REPUTATION OF STATE SYMBOLS

Human Rights Action (HRA) considers that by arrest and extended detention for burning of a Montenegrin flag, rights of three Montenegrin citizens to personal liberty have […]
04/03/2020

Do the officials of the Army and Police have the right to attend the processions led by Serbian Orthodox Church (litiya)?

The Law on the Army and the Law on Internal Affairs allow officers of the Army and Police to attend the protest, party and other political […]
29/01/2020

STATE REPRESSION ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION – HRA’s reaction to endangering freedom of expression by arresting and punishing citizens for flagging and posting on Facebook

Human Rights Action (HRA) warns against frequent application of restrictive provisions of the Criminal Code and Law on Public Order and Peace in Montenegro contrary to […]
24/01/2020

Initiative for Constitutional Review of Criminal Offense Causing Panic and Disorder criminalizing False News

Human Rights Action (HRA) submitted to the Constitutional Court of Montenegro today the initiative to review the constitutionality of Article 398 of the Criminal Code of […]
13/01/2020

Implementation of ‘‘Causing Panic and Disorder’’ Criminal Offense and Incarceration of Journalists

Incarceration of journalists for publishing content which does not instigate violence, is not hate speech and does not negate holocaust and similar crimes is against the […]
31/01/2018

31/1/2018 DJUROVIC CASE: BASIC COURT IN PODGORICA TO DECIDE URGENTLY ON INJUNCTION REQUEST

Lawyer Dalibor Tomovic, representing Goran Djurovic in the lawsuit against the Parliament of Montenegro due to Djurovic’s illegal dismissal as a member of the Montenegrin National […]
31/01/2018

31/1/2018 UPON THE LAST DECISION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT IN THE VUKČEVIĆ TORTURE CASE (“JEWELLERS’ STREET”)

“The decision of the Constitutional Court not to insist with the Government to identify state officers who participated in torture of citizens is disappointing”, stated the […]
17/01/2018

17/1/2018 LAWSUIT FOR ANNULMENT OF PARLIAMENT’S DECISION DISMISSING NGO REPRESENTATIVE GORAN DJUROVIC FROM THE COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL RADIO AND TELEVISION AND THE REQUEST TO THE PARLIAMENT TO DELAY EXECUTION OF THE DECISION

Yesterday, on 16 January 2018, Human Rights Action (HRA) filed a lawsuit with the Administrative Court of Montenegro for the annulment of the final decision of the […]