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November 12, 2020

Serbian Appellate Court Upholds Drug Lord’s Sentence

Ending a decade-long trial, the Court of Appeal in Belgrade confirmed on Monday the 15-year prison sentence for Serbian drug lord Darko Šarić who headed a gang that smuggled nearly six tonnes of cocaine from South America to Europe. Šarić’s group is believed to have made 22 million euros (US$25.88 million) from the cocaine […]
November 6, 2020

KRIK’s Social Media Manager Home Broken Into

The apartment of KRIK’s social media manager Andjela Mitrovic was broken into last night in Belgrade. This is the third time that members of KRIK team have had their homes broken into – previously it happened to our journalists Dragana Peco and Milica Vojinovic. Police did not solve any of […]
July 31, 2020

Serbian Drug Lord Gets Nine Years Jail for Money Laundering

After trials that stretched over a decade, the Belgrade High Court sentenced on Friday 13 Serbian members of a criminal group led by drug lord Darko Šarić, who was sent behind bars for nine years for laundering millions of dirty drug money. Other members of Šarić’s group that operated from […]
June 12, 2020

KRIK Reporter’s Phone Confiscated After Photographing President’s Son

On Wednesday night, at around ten o’clock, an unknown man took away mobile phone from our journalist Bojana Pavlović, after she had photographed Danilo Vučić, the son of the President of Serbia, watching a football match together with Aleksandar Vidojević – a hooligan close to the Kavač criminal clan. This […]
May 8, 2020

KRIK Investigation Sparks Uproar Among Serbian Officials

Reacting to an investigation into criminal gangs, Serbian pro-government tabloids on Wednesday unleashed a barrage of coverage echoing statements from political leaders who accused journalists of targeting the president’s son on behalf of the opposition.  The investigation published on Tuesday focused on a deadly war between two Montenegrin crime clans, and revealed […]
April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Kills Serbia’s Alleged Drug Lord

A controversial businessman known as ‘Serbian Al Capone’ and considered the region’s top narco-boss died in a Belgrade hospital on Sunday after suffering from respiratory complications caused by COVID-19. Dragoslav Kosmajac came into focus in 2014 when the then Serbian Prime Minister and current President Aleksandar Vučić described him as […]
April 2, 2020

Serbia’s COVID-19 Lockdown Takes an Authoritarian Turn

A musician in jail on flawed evidence. A journalist arrested for reporting on poor conditions in a local medical center. Hundreds of ordinary citizens charged for breaking arbitrarily enforced isolation measures. Written by Milica Vojinović, published on occrp.org Serbia, already an illiberal state, has responded to the COVID-19 crisis with […]
December 18, 2019

KRIK Editor Detained on Abu Dhabi airport and Deported Back to Serbia

KRIK editor-in-chief Stevan Dojcinovic was detained last night at an airport in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he was told that he is “blacklisted” and could not enter the country, so he was deported back to Serbia. Airport police told Dojcinovic that UAE immigration […]
December 18, 2019

OCCRP Outraged by Editor’s Detention and Denial of Entry on Eve of UN Anti-Corruption Conference

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is deeply concerned by yesterday’s detention of Stevan Dojcinovic, a regional editor for OCCRP and founder of the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK) in Serbia, by local police upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Dojcinovic was traveling to the United […]
October 8, 2019

KRIK’s Journalist Made a Statement to the Police About Breaking-And-Entering of Her Home

KRIK’s reporter Milica Vojinovic, whose house was broken into last Thursday night, made a statement to the police today. The case was filed as aggravated theft, but Vojinovic said she doesn’t rule out the possibility that the crime may have been related to her journalistic work. Milica pointed out to […]

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