Tag: amnesty
Macedonia 18.12.19 | 21:40

Mickoski reveals: At the moment Zaev is pressuring the Constitutional Court to secure amnesty for himself

I am getting more and more informal information that people sent by Zoran Zaev, through their channels, are pressing and directing the point regarding the constitutional assessment of the amnesty that was discussed recently to be put on the agenda of tomorrow’s session of the Constitutional court,...

Macedonia 09.12.19 | 17:46

Mickoski calls on Zaev to break his silence on the package of anti-corruption proposals

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski called on the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to break his silence on a series of anti-corruption and political reform proposals made by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. These include a ban for persons receiving presidential pardons to engage in politics, and thorough...

Macedonia 02.12.19 | 17:49

Constitutional Court justices call on their critics to respect their independence as they discusses the 2016 amnesty

The Constitutional Court sent out a press release condemning the public criticism it is exposed to after deciding to pick up two cases which could end up pardoning a large number of politicians and political activists from charges handed down during the on-going, five years long political crisis. Political...

Macedonia 01.12.19 | 14:44

Nikoloski: SDSM’s initiative in Parliament is a mistake

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President and MP Aleksandar Nikoloski considers that the initiative to amend the Law on Amnesty submitted by SDSM is a mistake. Nikoloski did not say in a statement to Kanal 5 whether his parliamentary group would support the SDSM lawmakers’ initiative to amend the amnesty law,...

Macedonia 01.12.19 | 14:31

Mickoski: I do not accept amnesty, let’s make changes that pardoned people will not deal with politics

Macedonia is suffocating in strong criminal restraints. Every pore in society is heavily criminalized through active participation of the government. There is no citizen who disagrees with the fact that criminals remain unpunished and that there is no justice. And the absence of justice means the presence...

Macedonia 29.11.19 | 14:36

VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev is pressuring the Constitutional Court to secure his future pardon from Pendarovski

VMRO-DPMNE strongly condemned the move by the Constitutional Court to discuss the case of the 2016 changes to the law on presidential pardons. According to the opposition party, this is driven by the need of outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to ensure he has the option to seek pardon from President...

Macedonia 12.04.19 | 15:09

Zaev: pardons for me but not for thee

Zoran Zaev’s remarks that President Gjorge Ivanov has no authority to give pardons by himself, without the involvement of the Justice Ministry, struck a nerve in the public, given that Zaev himself, in his early career, was best known as the recipient of a presidential pardon against charges of...

Macedonia 20.03.19 | 16:09

Decision time for President Ivanov – will he pardon the political prisoners?

At the end of his term, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov is faced with the decision whether he will pardon former Interior Minister Mitko Cavkov and 15 other police officials and opposition activists, who were sentenced to draconian 211 years in prison over the April 2017 incident in the Parliament. This...

Macedonia 15.01.19 | 15:46

One of most vilified ministers denies her vote to rename Macedonia was given in expectation of amnesty

Former Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska – Milevska, who voted with the ruling majority in favor of renaming the country, denied that she was blackmailed, or that her vote was given in expectation of amnesty. She appeared before court today in a corruption case started against her by the Special...

Macedonia 01.01.19 | 22:25

Skopje Criminal Court accepts amnesty requests from five additional defendants

The Skopje Criminal Court accepted the appeals from five defendants who were initially denied amnesty over the April 2017 incident in the Parliament. They were identified by the court only by their initials – M.S., A.Z., M.C., V.N. and A.S. They are now expected to join the other defendants who...

Macedonia 26.12.18 | 12:26

Zaev admits the amnesty law was passed to rename Macedonia, says he still doesn’t have the necessary votes

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev acknowledged that he still doesn’t have the necessary two thirds majority in Parliament to pass the amendments meant to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia, and admitted that the amnesty law was introduced to help him get the votes. I expect to pay a political price...

Macedonia 20.12.18 | 19:45

Another top Colored Revolution activist denounces amnesty law

Left wing law professor Gordan Kalajdziev joined the critics of the amnesty law passed by Parliament on Wednesday, saying that it will have legal consequences and will increase political interference in the judiciary. The law gives amnesty to at least three members of Parliament who were charged in the...