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OSCE Demands Release Of Croat Journalist

11 October 2005 -- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) today called on the UN War Crimes Tribunal to release a Croatian journalist arrested for revealing the identity of an anonymous witness in a war crimes case.

Croatian police last week arrested Josip Jovic, a former editor-in-chief of the daily Slobodna Dalmacija, after Jovic was indicted by the tribunal for revealing the identity of a protected witness who was a high-ranking Croatian politician.

In a letter published on the organisation's website today, the OSCE's media freedom representative Miklos Haraszti said the ICTY, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, "must act in line with the principles of the freedom of press and should respect the right of the public
to be informed."