BREAKING NEWS: Croatian Government Refuses to Issue Travel Papers to Investigative Journalist Domagoj Margetic

12 04 2013

Edit to this Article dated April 15, 2013 – Domagoj Margetic did receive travel papers after several placed appeals.  He has yet to leave the Croatia to make it to European Parliament.

We have learned this morning that the Croatian Government will not issue travel papers to Domagoj Margetic, an investigative journalist who has uncovered details of a Hypo Alpe Adria Bank scandal across Balkans.

Margetic is slated to testify in the European Parliament in one week’s time.

During the last 24 hours, Croatian Government and the Police have undertaken a series of administrative steps, to unable Margetic’s capacity to travel abroad:

  • At 14:00 hours today (April 12, 2013), the journalist’s Place of Residence is to be canceled from the residence registry database;
  • This will not allow the Police to the issue the Identification Card and the Passport

This is yet another way that the Government is stepping in to prevent the inevitable witnessing of a journalist in front of the European Parliament.

The same administrative procedures were put in place by the former government and the former Minister of Interior, Tomislav Karamarko, when he wanted to stop Domagoj Margetic from having international contacts outside of Croatia.

What is Croatian Government so afraid of?

Express your concern either on this blog or by supporting Domagoj Margetic or any other investigative journalist at the following link:

http://www.change.org/petitions/support-for-croatian-investigative-journalist-domagoj-margetić-support-to-cratian-journalist-who-is-on-hunger-strike-since-11-03-2013

You can also call :

Secretariat of the Department of the European Social Charter of Social Security

Council of Europe

Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law

F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France

Tel +33(0) 3 88 41 32 58

Fax  +33 (0) 3 88 41 37 00

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