Tag: court
Macedonia 17.03.20 | 19:27

Skopje court will greatly reduce the civil cases workload

As many venues of public life grind to a halt because of the coronavirus, the Skopje civil cases court announced today that it is restricting its work. The court will only hear urgent cases such as those that deal with child protection, commitment of individuals to hospitals, testaments, registration...

Macedonia 12.03.20 | 18:13

Zaev’s persecution of the opposition must continue: courts ordered to continue working through the coronavirus epidemic

As schools and businesses close because of the coronavirus and people are advised to avoid large gatherings affecting the electoral campaign, there is one area where the SDSM led Government is not proposing any steps that would limit the risk of spreading the virus – the judiciary. SDSM and its...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 15:10

The coronavirus fear spreads to the courts

The coronavirus spread is beginning to take its toll on some of the high profile, politically motivated court cases going on in Skopje. Several elderly witnesses who were supposed to testify in a trial initiated by the now disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva against the VMRO-DPMNE party refused...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 18:59

Scandalous promotions of judges to the Skopje Appeals Court

The Judicial Council completely disregarded objective criteria when electing the new Skopje Appeals Court judges, promoting none of the candidates that ranked best in their categories. To make matters even worse, one of the judges that was promoted from the lower level court to the Appeals Court is Gjoko...

Macedonia 06.12.19 | 17:05

No assessment of the indictment against the April 27 organizers: Defense requests the case to be taken by the court in The Hague

Today’s attempt for court assessment of the indictment against the organizers of the “bloody Thursday” also failed. The defense is seeking one of the judges to be taken off the because she has handled other cases related to April 27, as well as the case to be taken by the International...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 21:42

SPO cases to start dropping in Strasbourg: “Postenska Banka” case appeals accepted

All three appeals filed by the owner of NOEL Gevgelija regarding the “Postenska Banka” case have been accepted by the Strasbourg court, lawyer Petro Janura informed. The appeals were filed for flagrant violation of my client’s human rights, done with the investigative actions of the...

Macedonia 15.07.19 | 21:19

Boki 13 brought before the court for questioning

1TV owner Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 was escorted to the Skopje courthouse a little while ago, to be questioned in the blackmail scandal that was revealed today. Boki 13 was carrying a coat over his hands in apparent attempt to conceal the handcuffs from the cameras which were waiting for him the...

Macedonia 09.06.19 | 21:00

Court employee video recorded taking a bribe from the family of a defendant

A news site published a video it claims is of an employee of the Skopje court, receiving a bribe to allow a person charged with theft to be found not guilty. According to the Dosie.mk news site, the court employee, who is not identified by the site, offered the family to release the man of his charges...

Macedonia 06.03.19 | 14:11

Government exerts pressure on the media with citizens’ money – Republika wins the dispute with the prosecution

The government exerts pressure on the media whose editorial policy it disagrees with, using the Public Prosecutor’s Office. There is no other way to interpret the criminal procedure initiated by the Public Prosecutor’s Office against “Republika”. Fortunately, there are still judges...

Macedonia 26.02.19 | 20:39

Gruevski: It is arranged that I receive maximum sentences in each of the cases against me

In his exclusive interview with Republika, former VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski says that he expects the courts to sentence him to the maximum possible prison sentences in each of the cases in which he has been charged. In all these cases I will be given the maximum prison sentence, even though none...

Columns 11.01.19 | 11:46

If the court decides impartially

The legal system is a reflection of a state. All segments of a society depend on the legal system, which is connected to the political system of the state, meaning the form of the state, to the financial relations, to the security provisions, political action, civic action, trade, transport, health,...

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...