Prosecutors are looking into how was former policeman Igor Spasov, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the brutal 2011 murder of 20 year old Martin Neskovski, allowed to spend more than a year on sick leave. Spasov planned his escape while given this ample free time and has now fled the country, likely for the Netherlands.

Spasov had a surgery scheduled in the Stip hospital with urologist Vlatko Filipov, who is his relative. The surgery was approved in late July and Spasov was supposed to spend two months in bed rest. By mid September, Spasov was ordered to report back to the Idrizovo prison, but he failed to do so, and shortly later it was determined that he is missing

The murder he perpetrated was abused by the SDSM party as a spark to light up their 2015 Colored Revolution, as they were falsely alleging a cover-up extending to the top of the VMRO-DPMNE led Government. After grabbing power, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev cordially met with Spasov, who meanwhile retained a lawyer who has represented Zaev during his numerous criminal cases. Eventually, he received the very favorable prison treatment which allowed him to escape. Colored revolution supporters, who insisted that Zaev and SDSM will ensure justice and respect for the rule of law, are now left stumped as one of the best known villains of their “revolution” has escaped justice on SDSM watch.