Tag: attack
Macedonia 19.03.21 | 18:03

Roma man brutally beaten in Strumica says that the attackers were from Zoran Zaev’s security detail

Igor Vckov, the Roma man from Strumica who was brutally beaten yesterday, spoke out today about the assault. Vckov blamed the attack on the men from a security company that is linked to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev – who was Mayor of Strumica for a decade and practically runs the city. Vckov said...

Macedonia 18.03.21 | 16:38

VIDEO: Man brutally beaten up in Strumica

Shocking footage of an assault on a man was shared today from Strumica. The footage show a group of man chasing a person, and beat him up mercilessly after they caught up with him. The video, which is difficult to watch, is available here. Local news outlets report that the attackers were allegedly part...

Macedonia 12.03.21 | 12:54

Gostivar: Rapist charged for an assault perpetrated in December

Gostivar prosecutors filed rape charges against a 49 year old man. He is charged with attacking a woman in mid December, taking her to her home and forcing himself on her. At one moment during the assault the woman was able to push the attacker away and flee.

Macedonia 11.03.21 | 13:42

Hospitals reach breaking point – another incident reported in Tetovo

Tetovo police detained two persons, a man and a woman, who were threatening an employee of the Tetovo general hospital. The incident broke out over the treatment she was giving to a relative of the two attackers. Assaults on medical staff are common in Macedonia, especially in Tetovo. The situation has...

Macedonia 01.03.21 | 19:31

Academic Casule – outspoken critic of the Zaev regime – claims that the police is covering up the brutal attack against him

Distinguished linguist Ilija Casule, who is a member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a strong critic of the Zaev regime and its continued concessions that undermine Macedonian national interests, claims that the police is covering up an attack against him. Casule was beaten up on Saturday. Casule...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 14:20

Krusevo Mayor Tome Hristovski attacked an opposition activist

Krusevo Mayor Tome Hristovski, who is from the ruling SDSM party, assaulted an activist of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. The local VMRO branch reported that Hristovski yesterday attacked their member Valentino Despotoski. The Mayor, known for his hatred toward the opposition, approached Despotoski...

Macedonia 30.11.20 | 13:00

Man from Celopek arrester after opening fire on a neighbor from an AK-47

Tetovo police detained a 24 year old man from the village of Celopek, who opened fire from an automatic rifle on a 47 year old neighbor. The reason for the incident was a dispute between the two. After the incident was reported, the police seized an AK-47 from attacker, an empty magazine and a bag containing...

Balkans 12.10.20 | 12:34

Croatian officer injured in an attack in front of the Government building

A Croatian police officer was badly injured after an attacker opened fire in front of the building of the Croatian Government, at the historic St. Marc square in Zagreb. The attacker committed suicide after firing on the officer. He was using an automatic rifle, likely an AK-47. He had posted a brief...

Macedonia 10.10.20 | 18:15

Sutka prison employee slashed by a prisoner

An employee of the Sutka prison was injured by a prisoner who attacked him with a sharp object and slashed him on the arm. The attack occurred on Friday around noon. There is no word on the cause of the incident.

Macedonia 26.09.20 | 21:44

Kumanovo doctor says he was attacked by a colleague

While attacks from angry patients on doctors are common occurrence in Macedonia, to the point that doctors and nurses held protests last year to demand police protection. But a doctor from Kumanovo reported that he was attacked by a colleague. Sukri Fazliu told Alsat-M TV that he was physically attacked...

Macedonia 22.08.20 | 15:03

Rape reported in Ohrid

A 39 year old woman from Ohrid was raped yesterday. The police has identified the attacker, who is being prosecuted. The woman reported physical assault preceding the rape that occurred yesterday evening.

Macedonia 17.08.20 | 20:01

Skopje court went out of its way to prevent the accused in a politically motivated trial to defend themselves

Judge Dusan Josifov made sure that the defense in one of the trials initiated by the Special Prosecutor’s Office has no chance to present its case. During a shocking hearing today, the judge refused all requests from the defense which could’ve allowed the defendants to have their side of...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 13:56

Mother and daughter attacked by armed robbers in their apartment in Tetovo

A mother and daughter were attacked by armed robbers in their apartment in the center of Tetovo yesterday. Several attackers carrying pistols broke into the apartment, attacked the 47 year old woman and her daughter, and grabbed money, a phone and gold jewelry. The incident happened on Sunday evening.

Macedonia 05.08.20 | 20:25

Gay rights activist beaten in Tetovo

Gay rights activist Bekim Asani was attacked close to his own office in Tetovo. Asani said that the attackers derisively asked him “are you that ‘faggot?'” and then began punching him. The attack on the ethnic Albanian LGBT activist was perpetrated by two men. It’s not the first...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 16:53

Journalist Ljupco Zlatev attacked by a person allegedly linked to Saso Mijalkov

Outspoken investigative journalist Ljupco Zlatev was attacked on Thursday evening, apparently by people from a detail associated with the powerful former head of state security Saso Mijalkov. Zlatev, who edits the Lider.mk news site, said that he was in a cafe when an unknown man began to punch him in...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 18:22

Incendiary bomb thrown at the house of Prilep police commissioner Spirkoski

The family home of Prilep police commissioner Kiril Spirkoski was firebombed overnight. Unknown attackers threw an incendiary device at about 3 in the morning. Spirkoski was able to extinguish the fire by himself. The attack did not cause serious damage to the house. Police said it is investigating the...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 21:24

Pre-election incident: One of Zaev’s lieutenants assaulted Igor Durlovski

Former political prisoner and VMRO-DPMNE candidate at the coming elections Igor Durlovski informed the public that an adviser from Zoran Zaev’s PM cabinet assaulted him today. Durlovski said that the adviser, who he left unnamed but is easily identifiable in the public (Republika is identifying...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 11:03

Skopje man arrested for beating up his wife and marijuana legalization activist daughter

A man from Skopje was arrested yesterday for beating his wife and daughter. Stojan Risteski is the father of Monika Risteska, who is an activist for marijuana legalization. The daughter, who also promotes herself on social media under the name Monique Konopova, posted photographs of her bloodied face...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 15:19

Stip police investigating a rape attempt

A 21 year old woman from Stip reported that she was a victim of an attempted rape in her home. The attacker is identified as 22 year old C.R. from Vinica. The woamn said that he entered her home shortly after midnight and tried to rape her. Stip police is investigating the incident.

Macedonia 11.05.20 | 15:19

Security officers attacked when trying to prevent men from throwing garbage at the old Vardariste dump site

Two city of Skopje employees were attacked near the old Skopje dump site of Vardariste, when they tried to prevent a group of people from unlawfully disposing of trash. The Vardariste site, that was replaced with the much better prepared Drisla dumping site, was brought back into use with the start of...