Prosecutors in Belgrade have filed charges againstg a man suspected of sending threatening letters to N1 TV and Popular Party leader Vuk Jeremic.
The charges were filed by the Third Basic Prosecution against Steva Cubric (70) of the town of Nova Pazova outside the Serbian capital for endangering Jeremic and N1 journalists.
The prosecution is also demanding extended detention for Cubric. It said he should be sentenced to at least one year in jail along with psychiatric treatment and detention in a health care institution since Cubric was found to be of diminished responsibility.
Cubric was arrested on February 5, days after sending a letter to N1, making death threats against journalists and their families and signing it veterans of the 1999 war. A war veterans’ organization membership card was in the letter but the organization president denied any involvement. N1 received a membership card of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) with Cubric’s name on it and passed it on to the police. N1 asked the SNS to confirm or deny the authenticity of the card but received no reply.