Uncertainty clouds the visit of Kosovan Deputy Justice Minister Blerim Salahu to Macedonia planned for tomorrow, after he announced that he intends to visit the group of Albanian terrorists jailed for the 2015 attack on the city of Kumanovo, in which they killed eight Macedonian police officers. The group entered Macedonia from Kosovo, and its members who were killed in the attack were buried as heroes back in Kosovo.
Agim Nuhiu, the Macedonian Deputy Justice Minister, today confirmed that Salahu will visit Macedonia, and will visit the Idrizovo prison, but that he doesn’t have a scheduled visit with the jailed terrorists.
Salahu initially announced that he will work to ensure that they are given better prison conditions. The group frequently posts pictures on its social media channels, showing them feasting and fraternizing in the prison, and even calls into Kosovan TV shows, and some of their commanders were noted for giving political statements in the past. All in all, they seem to have preferential treatment in the prison, and in 2019 were apparently used by the Zaev regime to attack two of Zaev’s political opponents – former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski, who were sent to the same prison and attacked by members of the “Kumanovo group” on the first day.