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Judge copied Janakieski detention order and used it against Bozinovski, document is falsified

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Another major mistake has shown up in the court decisions made on Wednesday, to justify the detention of former Government officials Mile Janakieski and Kiril Bozinovski. Both were snatched after former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski left the country to seek political asylum in Hungary, even though they were faithfully following all court orders and appearing at all hearings in their trials.

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In the case of Janakieski, the judge quoted a report from the UBK service which President Ivanov claims is false, and was still classified at the time it was published by the judge. And now, a closer look at the order to detain Bozinovski shows what pressure the court was under. In the order, the docket number is the one from Janakieski’s trial, showing that the same decision was likely copied by the judge in both these detention orders. Likewise, the text for both Janakieski and Bozinovski says that they are defendants in a number of cases initiated by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, and therefore should be kept in detention. The problem is that Bozinovski is charged in only one case, not in “a number of them”.

Futhermore, the order claims that they used intermediaries to contact President Ivanov and ask him for pardon, which somehow justifies detaining them. But, only Janakieski met Ivanov, and in person, not through an intermediary, while Bozinovski never met him.