Tag: april 27
Macedonia 29.11.22 | 16:06

New blow to the defenders of the Constitution: Their families received a warning in three days to pay more than 2,000 euros in court costs

The government dealt a new blow to the defenders of the Constitution during the events of April 27. Warnings have been sent to their families to pay the court costs for the trial against them. The amount they are required to pay is huge, 135,000 denars, that is, more than 2,000 euros each, and some of...

Macedonia 20.10.22 | 10:37

New evidence in ‘April 27’ case: The Hague court is being asked to take over the case

At today’s public session of the Court of Appeal regarding the events of April 27, the representative of the accused Vladimir Atanasovski requested the dismissal of the Public Prosecutor in this case because of what was done to his client. Exemption of the High Public Prosecutor’s Office...

Macedonia 29.11.21 | 22:39

Majority of citizens think people convicted over April 27 are victims in order to cover up the real culprits

The people brought down the April 27 case, this is the only way to describe the latest IPIS poll on the public opinion poll “Events of April 27”. When asked “Are the convicts organizers or victims in order to cover up the real culprits of the event?”, 45.3 percent of the citizens...

Macedonia 26.07.21 | 19:08

Gruevski: One doesn’t commit terrorism acts or violate the constitutional order with drums and whistles, where is the evidence?

One does not commit terrorism acts or violate the constitutional order with drums and whistles, former Prime Minister and VMRO DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski wrote on Facebook on Monday. Today’s court decision in the case called “Organizers of 27” is a result of the general atmosphere...

Macedonia 26.07.21 | 12:09

Politicized trial ends with guilty sentences and prison terms for Veljanoski, Janakieski, Ristoski and Atanasovski

The Skopje court handed guilty sentences and prison terms to four former VMRO-DPMNE and Government officials, over the 2017 incident in the Parliament. In a highly politicized trial, former Speaker Trajko Veljanoski was sentenced to six and a half years in prison, former ministers Mile Janakieski and...

Macedonia 15.07.21 | 14:35

As the day of sentencing draws near, both sides in the April 27th trial are aware they will enter the history books – but in very different light

During the closing arguments of the second April 27th trial, both the prosecution and the defense resorted to evoking historic figures and portrayed the process in its broader place in Macedonian history. The case pits the Zaev regime against several former VMRO-DPMNE officials, who are accused of allegedly...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 13:07

Key witness lied about his phone contacts on the day of the Parliament incident, the defense says

Aleksandar Vasilevski – Ninja, the key witness of the prosecution in the April 27th trial, was lying when he claimed that he spoke with former Minister Spiro Ristevski on the day of the incident in the Parliament. Ristevski and other former officials are facing long prison sentences from the Zaev...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 18:42

April 27th trial: Prosecutor Ruskoska offered a man without a license as a forensics expert

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska did not offer much in the way of new evidence today, during a hearing in the new April 27th trial. Ruskoska made a rare personal appearance in the trial against former VMRO-DPMNE officials, who are accused of organizing the 2017 incident in the Parliament – she already...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 14:19

Amnesia, senility or admitting defeat: What does today’s “additional evidence” of Ruskoska prove?

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska at Monday’s hearing in the case of the so-called organization of April 27 events offered additional evidence that is neither new nor related to the unfortunate events of 4 years ago. Ruskoska as “new” evidence offers old communication via SMS messages between...

Macedonia 22.05.21 | 12:02

Mickoski: April 27 defendants convicted on terrorism charges had unfair trial

The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski wrote on Facebook that the April 27 defendants convicted on terrorism charges had an unfair trial. We as VMRO-DPMNE support the upcoming protest set to be held on May 29 that seek justice, that everyone should have the opportunity to prove their innocence. The...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 21:13

Nikoloski: People convicted for April 27 events are not terrorists, it was a direct revenge of Zaev

Vice President of VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski, spoke Friday on the “Samo intervju” show about the current political situation in the country, the court decisions in the April 27 case, the bad government policies, as well as the daily criminal affairs involving the government. Nikoloski...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 18:26

Pendarovski: April 27 defendants committed unprecedented crime in Europe, but if there is new evidence, the case should be re-opened!

Following Friday’s meeting with VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, President Stevo Pendarovski said that the meeting was aimed at re-establishing political dialogue and for a democracy it is not typical to have interruption of communications between institutions. He said they discussed the problems...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 15:55

Zaev doesn’t expect any move from Pendarovski on the April 27th process, but is open to the possibility of a retrial

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he doesn’t expect anything to come out of the meeting between President Stevo Pendarovski and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, but that it is good to talk. Mickoski and Pendarovski are discussing VMRO’s demand for a retrial of the defendants in the April 27th...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 21:36

Davidovic: No state institution was endangered, defendants should be held accountable for something else, not for terrorism

The prosecution failed to prove that there was terrorism on April 27. Acts against the state are political crimes, the intention must be proven. If you say that someone has committed a terrorist threat to the constitutional order, they cannot be football players, but terrorists, lawyer Zvonko Davidovic...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 20:48

VMRO-DPMNE doesn’t seek amnesty, but justice for the defenders of the Constitution

I do not want to go into the powers of the president. The April 27 trial ended with a final verdict of the Court of Appeals, and the next instance is the Supreme Court. But we know that there are cases with court verdicts in which the case is returned for retrial by the Supreme Court, International Secretary...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 15:46

Zaev insists that no amnesty is given to the April 27th defendants, but is open to a retrial

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev urged President Pendarovski not to offer amnesties to the defendants from the April 27th trial, but said that he is open to the idea of having a retrial. Zaev abused the extensive process about the storming of the Parliament in 2017 to blackmail and pressure VMRO-DPMNE members...

Macedonia 01.05.21 | 12:04

The president, the opposition and Ahmeti believe that no terrorism was committed on April 27, retrial is demanded

The President of the Patriotic Institute of VMRO-DPMNE Aleksandar Pandov emphasized that several senior officials agree that the events of April 27 are not terrorism and that the defenders of the Constitution deserve to get retrial. The leader of VMRO, Hristijan Mickoski, plus the leaders of all opposition...

Macedonia 01.05.21 | 10:31

Ahmeti: April 27 events not terrorism, people reacted emotionally

The President of the Patriotic Institute of VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Pandov reminded the public of the statement of Ali Ahmeti before the constitutional changes, when the DUI leader stressed that the people who are in prison for the April 27 events are not terrorists. Ahmeti believes that intraethnic and...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 19:16

Mickoski: I condemn the violence on April 27th, but the defendants should not be imprisoned for terrorism

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski followed up on his call for a retrial of the defendants for the April 27th 2017 incident in the Parliament by dismissing the “terrorism” charge against them as unacceptable. VMRO joined a large rally on Sunday, where tens of thousands of people demanded...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 23:15

The judge who led the April 27th trial insists there is no room for retrial

Judge Dobrila Kacarska, who presided over the April 27th trial and for that was rewarded by the Zaev regime with a seat in the Constitutional Court, insisted that there is no room for a retrial. On Sunday, tens of thousands protesters demanded the release of the 16 men imprisoned in the trial, which...

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