Tag: idrizovo
Macedonia 18.07.23 | 13:53

Idrizovo prison guard has second car torched in a month – fifth such case in a year

A vehicle owned by an officer of the Idrizovo prison guards was set on fire. The same officer had another of his cars torched a month ago. A total of five vehicles owned by guards in Idrizovo were set on fire in the past year. None of these obviously targetted attacks have been resolved by the police.  

Macedonia 06.07.23 | 19:19

Mile Janakieski sent to prison: I don’t feel safe considering the previous attack, but I will endure

Former Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski was carried off to the Idrizovo prison today, to begin serving his sentence of three and a half years for violating the election laws. Janakieski, who has spent over four years in house arrest, asked that this time is counted against the sentence, but a...

Macedonia 21.05.23 | 13:36

“VMRO is already on the European train, but the train carrying SDSM and DUI will disembark at the Idrizovo prison”

During a series of meetings across the country, VMRO-DPMNE party officials vowed that there will be accountability for corrupt officials of the DUI – SDSM coalition. They are calling on us to get on board the “pro-European train”. VMRO-DPMNE has been on board this train for a long time....

Macedonia 18.04.23 | 23:06

Vehicle used by the deputy director of the Idrizovo prison was set on fire

Unknown perpetrators set fire to the vehicle used by Femi Jonuzi, deputy director of the Idrizovo prison. Jonuzi used an official vehicle for private purposes, and was at a mosque in Studenicani when yesterday when the car was set on fire. Jonuzi is a former member of Parliament from the DUI party, who...

Macedonia 21.03.23 | 14:53

Escape tunnel discovered in Idrizovo prison

Early this morning, the prison police in the prison in Idrizovo carried out a major operation in order to suppress the possible escape attempts of the convicted persons. Construction machinery was also involved in the operation. Unofficially, a dug tunnel with a length of about 60 meters was discovered...

Macedonia 05.03.23 | 16:18

Drugs seized during Idrizovo prison raid

Guards conducted searches in the Idrizovo prison and seized 25 packs with hard drugs and six packs with marijuana. Additionally, 12 cellphones were seized from the prisoners. The guards were reinforced with special police units with drug detecting dogs.

Macedonia 24.12.21 | 17:41

Alternative party official named director of the Skopje prison

The Government replaced the director of the Idrizovo prison near Skopje – Jovica Stojanovic is replaced with Rexhep Rexhepi, Telma TV reported. Rexhepi is from the small Alternative party, which gained a major share of Government positions as it blackmailed Zoran Zaev after he lost his majority...

Macedonia 23.07.21 | 16:53

Katica Janeva escorted to prison, will serve seven years for racketeering

Disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva was escorted to the Idrizovo prison near Skopje today, to begin serving out her seven year sentence. Janeva was sentenced for extortion and racketeering – she was using her powerful position to launch charges against businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 21:19

Boki 13 carried off to prison

Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 was transported to the Idrizovo prison today, to begin serving out his sentence of nine years in prison, for the major Racket scandal. It’s not clear whether his co-defendant, disgraced prosecutor Katica Janeva, will follow suit today or later – she has been...

Macedonia 20.04.21 | 11:11

Idrizovo prison guards seize mobile phones from detained group of Albanian terrorists

Prison guards seized mobile phones from the cells of the members of the Albanian terrorist group that attacked Kumanovo in 2015. Two dozen terrorists are sentenced to life or lengthy prison sentences for the attack in which they killed eight Macedonian police officers. The group since practically runs...

Macedonia 11.12.20 | 18:31

Fear spreads in the Idrizovo prison after an elderly patient died, presumably of Covid

Inmates at the Idrizovo prison are concerned after the death of a 70-year old prisoner, who likely had the coronavirus. Albanian language news sites are reporting that the patient died in the Kozle clinic, which was converted into a Covid ward. This caused fear among the other prisoners, that the virus...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 13:03

Scandal: SDSM holds a party meeting in the Skopje prison, prisoners promised early release if they support the ruling party

Shocking footage was shared from the Idrizovo prison in Skopje. A gathering of mostly Roma prisoners, led by Jane Tica, a well known local criminal, was held under SDSM party symbols and in it the prisoners pledge to work for the ruling party. Идризово 2 Втора скандалозна...

Macedonia 07.04.20 | 17:04

Elderly prisoner dies in Idrizovo

A 72-year old prisoner in Skopje’s Idrizovo prison died this morning. There were no signs of violence on the body and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. In the police report there are no indications that the coronavirus could be a cause of death.

Macedonia 18.03.20 | 09:46

Mafia style attack east of Skopje

An mafia style attack was reported at a gas station in the village of Idrizovo, east of the capital Skopje yesterday evening. Two young men who were driving on the highway attacked by an unknown person who opened fire on them. There were no injuries in this attack. Shortly after, a man who was there...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 17:06

One injured after a stabbing in the Idrizovo prison

A prisoner kept in the Idrizovo prison was injured in a stabbing yesterday, the Interior Ministry reported. The injured man is identified under the initials of B.R. (42) and is from the village of Studenicani near Skopje. He was stabbed after an argument with a 35 year old prisoner in one of the cells....

Macedonia 14.10.19 | 14:29

Violent migrant smuggler escapes from prison van as guards were busy getting sandwiches

Prisoner Fidan Iseini (37) was able to flee from a police van as he was transported back to prison from a hospital examination after the two guards stopped to get sandwiches. The guards were escorting Iseini to the Skopje clinic and were supposed to bring him back to the Idrizovo prison, when they stopped...

World 06.09.19 | 15:06

ARD reports on the horrible conditions in Macedonian prisons

German ARD television reports on the dire conditions in the Macedonian prisons, interviewing prisoners who say they remain hungry, cold and in dangerous conditions. The most notorious is the A wing in the Idrizovo prison near Skopje. This is where the drug dealers, rapists, murderers stay. Men are in...

Macedonia 23.06.19 | 12:50

Cento asked to be transferred to the same prison where where his great-grandfather was kept by the Communists

In a letter, political prisoner Jane Cento wrote a letter from the Shutka detention prison, announcing that he has asked to be transfered to Idrizovo, the same prison where his great-grandfather was sent by the Communist regime following the Second World War. Cento is sentenced to 15 years in prison...

Macedonia 13.05.19 | 11:46

Prisoner died of heart attack in Idrizovo, was not receiving the necessary medical care

A 54 year old prisoner died in the Idrizovo prison from a suspected heart attack and questions are raised about whether he received the proper medical care he needed. Gengis Xhemail was sentenced to 13 years in prison after he killed Amel Zverotic in 2006. The murder was perpetrated over a debt of 100.000...

Macedonia 24.03.19 | 12:01

Prisoner stabs his twin brother

Knife fight between twin – brothers incarcerated in the Idrizovo prison ended with one of them hospitalized. The incident occurred after an argument in the prison medical facility. One of the brothers, identified by his initials F.A., pulled a knife and stabbed his twin O.A. in the stomach and...