Yesterday, the trial of police officer D.LJ continued before the Basic Court in Podgorica. Accused of extorting testimony with serious violence from Benjamin Mugosha. At the beginning, the witness/victim described the events that day, and during the proceedings, the representative of the victim and the accused police officer did not have any additional questions for Mugoša’s presentation. Mugoš was only asked specific questions by the court, to which he answered.

The main trial was postponed by the procedural decision of the court due to the hearing of three witnesses, and the continuation of the trial is scheduled for 22 September 2023.

The Civic Alliance will continue to actively monitor this and other trials for torture cases within the project “No impunity for violations of human rights in Montenegro”, with the support of the Delegation of the European Union in Montenegro and co-financing by the Ministry of Public Administration.