Milan Pantić

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Milan Pantić
Milan Pantić.jpg
Born(1954-12-18)December 18, 1954
DiedJune 11, 2001(2001-06-11) (aged 46)
NationalitySerbian
OccupationJournalist

Milan Pantić (18 December 1954 – 11 June 2001) was a Serbian journalist who was killed by unknown people on 11 June 2001 in Jagodina.

Biography[edit]

Pantić worked as a journalist for Večernje Novosti, reporting particularly on crimes and trials from Jagodina. He received telephone threats for articles he had written.[1][2]

Death[edit]

Milan Pantić was killed on 11 June 2001 before 8.00 AM near the entrance of the building where his apartment was by unknown assailants using a blunt object. He had just been at a drugstore to buy some bread.[1][2]

The South East Europe Media Organisation condemned the murder and urged Yugoslav and Serbian authorities to identify and sentence the killers.[3]

In 2014 Stanko Kojić (who in 2013 was sentenced to 32 years for genocide in Srebrenica) was questioned over the murder.[4]

In 2016 the case was still unresolved and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, urged Serbian authorities to intensify efforts to solve this and other murders of journalists.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Journalist Milan Pantic killed". Blic Online. Jagodina. 2001-06-12. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  2. ^ a b "Milan Pantic - Journalists Killed". Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  3. ^ "Murder of Milan Pantic - Yugoslavia". SEEMO. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  4. ^ "Sarajevo: Suspect questioned over murder of journalist Milan Pantic". InSerbia News. 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  5. ^ "On 15th anniversary of killing Milan Pantić, OSCE Representative urges authorities in Serbia to intensify efforts to solve murders of journalists". OSCE. 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2016-11-21.

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