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Another defendant receives suspended sentence regarding 2013 violent protests in Skopje municipality


Yet another defendant charged for his involvement in the 2013 violent protests outside the building of the Centar Municipality – a case investigated by the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) – on Thursday received a six-month suspended sentence.

Jordan Ristovski, former VMRO-DPMNE municipal councilor, yesterday at a court hearing voluntarily pleaded guilty to being involved in the protests.

“After deep consideration of the crimes I am accused of, I would like to plead guilty and I am deeply remorseful,” Ristovski said in the courtroom.

Last week, defendant Tomislav Lazarov was also handed down a six-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to being involved, MIA has reported.

VMRO-DPMNE leader and former premier Nikola Gruevski is also indicted in the case commonly referred to as ‘Violence in Centar’ alongside former transport minister Mile Janakieski and MP Daniela Rangelova.