By: Janja Strah
Despite the fact that in other European countries, such threats against the highest representatives of the authorities are taken seriously, the situation in our country is completely different. Since the competent institutions simply are not reacting, we are witnessing constant threats that could lead to an escalation of violence. This was already reflected in the recent protest against the RVT condition (RVT – recovered, vaccinated, tested), where the police were forced to use a water cannon and tear gas to control the crowd.
“Why are you talking about this, you damned criminal, you sank Slovenia to the bottom every time you were the Prime Minister. So, what do you want our blood for. Be careful not to get a surprise somewhere, be careful when you sit down in a car, chair, or anywhere else because it just might go “boom,” and when you come out of buildings, be careful not to get something in your head,” reads the primitive threat that was posted on Twitter by the user Zoran Mojsić, and directed at the Prime Minister Janez Janša, for no apparent reason.
The editorial board of the Demokracija magazine has received information that Zoran Mojsić has been involved in criminal activities since he was a teenager. As a teenager, he was said to be a member of a gang that was involved in theft, and later, he also allegedly got involved in drug trafficking. In 2004, however, he was sentenced to prison because of a robbery. Namely, he robbed a 40-year-old in Ljubljana and stole as much as 20 thousand euros from her, cutting her arm and even putting a knife to her neck. In his tweet, he describes Prime Minister Janez Janša as a “criminal,” but at the same time threatens him to watch out, or he might get “something in your head.”
Of course, everyone has the right to their own political beliefs; however, no one has the right to threaten somebody who has a different opinion with death. Article 17 of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia also stipulates that human life is inviolable. In Slovenia, the Criminal Code also applies, which in Article 297 clearly speaks of a criminal offence in the case of incitement or incitement to hatred based on political belief. Given that we are all equal before the law under the Constitution, it is downright unacceptable to tolerate the extreme behaviour of certain radical leftists. At this point, one cannot help but wonder when the competent institutions will finally react. It is likely that no one wants to read threats like this or even see them become an acceptable reality in a Member State of the European Union.