Public Prosecutors Office gave a positive response to the demands for amnesty from three of the most prolific organizers of the protests “For a United Macedonia”. According to this, director Boris Damovski, actor Vlado Jovanovski and social media personality Bogdan Ilievski will receive amnesty from the “terrorism” charges which the Zoran Zaev Government pushed against them.

The prosecutors meanwhile rejected 14 other requests for amnesty. Another of the organizers, opera singer Igor Durlovski, refused the offer of amnesty which he was nearly certain to receive, and said that he will fight the politically motivated charges against him in court. Former Interior Minister Mitko Cavkov and Jane Cento, from the famous Andonov dissident family from Prilep, also refused the offer of amnesty, as did Igor Jug and Dusko Lazarov.

Earlier, amnesties were secured for the five members of Parliament who were also charged in this case. Three of them voted with Zaev’s majority in Parliament and helped him get to 80 votes, which Speaker Talat Xhaferi declared enough to open the process to amend the Constitution and rename Macedonia into North Macedonia.