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Son Of Podgorica Mayor Sentenced For Assaulting Journalist

Miljan Mugosa
A judge in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, has handed down a six-month suspended prison sentence to a diplomat convicted for a 2009 assault on a journalist.

Miljan Mugosa, a son of the mayor of Podgorica, was working at the Montenegrin Embassy in Washington when he attacked "Vjesti" newspaper editor Mihailo Jovovic, leaving her with a perforated eardrum.

Jovovic and a photographer were trying to take a picture of Mugosa entering an illegally parked car.

Podgorica Mayor Miomir Mugosa was also allegedly involved in the incident, but no charges were filed against him.

Last week, a Montenegrin court sentenced a man to nine months in jail for assaulting Olivera Lakic, a journalist with "Vjesti," over a series of articles about counterfeit cigarettes.

Based on reporting by AFP, Beta, and RFE/RL