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Milososki: SPO has selective justice, opposition MPs under pressure after the failed referendum

About fifteen MPs, including myself, have been summoned for questioning by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) in different cases after the failed referendum. This shows that the institution is political and these actions are aimed at forcing some MPs to vote against the people’s will, namely constitutional revision, said MP and former foreign minister Antonijo Milososki after leaving the SPO offices on Tuesday.

“I would not go into details in the case, only that it is unfounded. The timing itself, after the failed referendum, is an indicator that the SPO has selective justice, a political institution wanting to put pressure on opposition MPs to vote for the constitutional revision. The people’s will was expressed at the referendum and this is more important than any pressure. I will vote against changes in the Constitution,” said Milososki, who was questioned in relation to case dubbed Mokjnik (Strongman).

According to SPO, Milososki briefly visited their offices because he first asked to see the evidence and would give his statement in the case next week.

Milososki is the primary defendant in the case, along with 12 other individuals, including his father and the former mayor of Makedonski Brod.

According to the indictment, Milososki used his influence with the mayor of Makedonski Brod to manipulate the municipal council into selling a state-owned building in village Iziste, which served as the seat for Plasnica municipality, to his father. He told the council members that the building was given for a 30-year concession to the MP’s father, who wanted to open a private business.

The public bidding for the building was not published in the Official Gazette and the MP’s father paid only MKD 670 (EUR 11) more than the starting price. Afterwards he defrauded the cadastre to register the building in his name, while state-owned land was sold at a price of MKD 100 (EUR 1.6) per m2, although the market price was four-times higher. This resulted in illegal property gains in the amount of MKD 1,8 million (EUR 29,200) as well as MKD 1,2 million (EUR 19,000) for the land purchase.