On 16th June 2009, Danijel Đurđević—alongside his mother Katica Đurđević—were brutally beaten. They alleged that the attack had been carried out by Croatian police.
In its judgment, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the state had failed in its duty to carry out an investigation into allegations of ill-treatment by state officials. The state attorney general had lacked both transparency and independence.
The allegation of police ill-treatment has still never been properly investigated - along with three other similar cases, where violations were found by the European Court.
At a press conference in May 1996, Constantin Bucur publicly revealed that the Romania authorities had been illicitly intercepting the phone calls of journalists, politicians and members of civil society. As punishment for his whistle-blowing, Constantin was imprisoned for two years. The case reflects …