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Diva Naselba case: Protest organizers call for international investigation and review of the case

A protest was staged Sunday in Skopje against life sentences handed out to defendants in the Diva Naselba case. The peaceful protest was supported by the families of the defendants, who addresses a small group of supporters on Skenderbeg square in downtown Skopje.

From there, protesters marched to the Criminal Court where the protest ended. Though initially announced, protesters changed their route, which included a stop in front of the Parliament’s building.

The protest’s organizers call for international investigation and a review of the case, which they call ‘yet another injustice done to the Albanians in Macedonia.’ In addition to the Diva Naselba case, there have been calls for the release of convicted Albanians in connection to the cases dubbed Monster, Brodec, etc.

The protest took place under heavy police presence.

Last week, life sentences were handed out to seven out of 37 defendants charged with taking part in a shootout with Macedonian police in a settlement near Kumanovo in May 2015.

Source: zhurnal