The Belgrade Second Basic Court convicted on Thursday Dragan Vucicevic, the editor-in-chief of the pro-regime tabloid Informer of a crime for insulting Jugoslav Cosic, N1’ News Director. The Court ruled the private criminal charges filed by the Tomanovic law firm on Cosic’s behalf was founded.
It said Vucicevic’s claims about N1 director being (Serbia’s pejorative name for Kosovo’s Albanians) ‘Shiptar’s mercenary’, ‘the servant to the mafia-tycoon octopus’ and that he ‘does dirty work in Serbia for bloody cash,’ were a crime and thus convicted Vucicevic and fined Vucicevic with 1.7 Euro.
That was the first verdict describing Vucicvic’s insults on Cosic as a crime.
Following Thursday’s ruling, Cosic has the right to claim intangible damage.