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Defense attorney Milanov says he is in touch with Gruevski, calls subsequent arrests – intimidation tactic

Elenko Milanov, defense attorney for Nikola Gruevski, Mile Janakieski and Kiril Bozinovski in several of the cases initiated against them by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, says that the detention orders against the latter two are intimidation...
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Cento: I want to stay in prison with my brothers, it’s an honor to be a prisoner in this country

Political activist Jane Cento refused to submit a request to be sent to house detention before the Criminal Court on Monday, saying that, in a country like this, it’s a matter of honor to in prison. Cento, who comes from the family of...
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Helsinki Committee: Defendants in the April 27th case were left without food and water

The October Helsinki Committee of Macedonia report on human rights shows that the defendants in the major court case over the April 27th 2017 incident in the Parliament had their rights denied on a number of counts. According to the report,...
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Braving cold and the police, Macedonians unite against Zaev’s deal with Greece

The police was waiting for us on the highway, but we were ready, we left early and still made it to Skopje in time, said the man from Prilep, attending the rally organized by the Boycott movement and the World Macedonian Congress. The same...
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Citizens demand resignations at major rally

A grand rally organized by the World Macedonian Congress, the Boycott movement and groups and parties which object to the renaming of Macedonia took place in front of the Parliament building on Sunday. Thousands of people from Skopje and across...
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Mickoski: Gruevski is victim of political persecution, but I don’t approve of his flight

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said that he does not approve of the decision by former VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski to flee the country, but acknowledged that he was a victim of political persecution. Still his move, Mickoski said,...
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SPO and the court protect their reputation using a fake secret service report

The Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) issued an explanation on its detention requests for former Government officials Mile Janakieski and Kiril Bozinovski, which shows that their requests are based on a likely falsified report from the...
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Persons with disabilities protest against draft law which cuts their funding

Handicap Plus, an organization of persons with disabilities, condemned the proposed new law on welfare, saying it will reduce their right to receive assistance. At issue is article 53 of the draft law, which says that persons who are receiving...
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Hahn tweets about Gruevski

European Commissioner Johannes Hahn tweeted out a call on Friday for Macedonia to respect the rule of law, a comment believed to be a message on the move by Nikola Gruevski to claim political asylum in Hungary. – A strong rule of law...
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President Ivanov appalled by copied detention order, demands answers from the UBK and judicial authorities

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov said he is appalled by how the Skopje Criminal Court copied a detention order in the cases against former Government officials Mile Janakieski and Kiril Bozinovski, even forgetting to correct obvious mistakes...