Tag: mijalkov
Macedonia 17.06.21 | 16:56

Case against Saso Mijalkov, over the manner of arrest of Ljube Boskoski, heads for retrial

The Skopje court declared a retrial in one of the many cases against former security chief Saso Mijalkov that were initiated by the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office. In this case, Mijalkov was charged with ordering an unnecessarily harsh arrest of nationalist politician Ljube Boskoski in 2011....

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 16:55

Appeals Court rejects another request from Saso Mijalkov to be released from detention

Skopje Appeals Court rejected a request from former state security chief Saso Mijalkov to be released from detention. Mijalkov offered nearly 11 million EUR in bail, which were refused once, even though the prosecution accepted the terms. He is sentenced to 20 years in prison in two politically motivated...

Macedonia 20.05.21 | 10:25

The court refused Mijalkov’s 10.8 million EUR bail offer, ordered him to remain in detention

The Skopje court refused the 10.8 million EUR bail offer from former state security chief Saso Mijalkov, who asked to be released from detention until his 12 years prison sentence becomes effective. The prosecution agreed with the defense and told the court that they agree with the bail offer. But given...

Macedonia 19.05.21 | 17:17

Mijalkov likely to be released from prison on a bail of almost 11 million EUR

State prosecutors caused an uproar today when they proposed that the court accepts the nearly 11 million EUR bail offered by Saso Mijalkov. This could mean that the former had of state security who is facing half a dozen charges initiated by the Zaev regime, could soon be released even after his flight...

Macedonia 14.05.21 | 17:49

Saso Mijalkov offered 7.5 million EUR as bail

Former state security chief Saso Mijalkov reportedly offered 7.5 million EUR as guarantee to the court, as his legal team is requesting his release from detention. Mijalkov was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the 2015 wiretapping scandal and briefly fled from the police – likely to Serbia –...

Macedonia 26.04.21 | 18:00

Treatment of the opposition during the vote of no confidence in Minister Spasovski likely to deepen the political crisis

Zaev’s Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski defended his record in the Parliament, where a vote of no confidence in him is being scheduled. The handling of the proposal is likely to further deepen the political crisis in Macedonia – Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi prevented members of Parliament...

Macedonia 28.03.21 | 20:32

The Mijalkov cousins claim they were the ones who were attacked

The cousins Aleksandar and Filip Mijalkovi, who are sons of Saso and Vladimir Mijalkov, made a statement regarding their brief detention yesterday. They were accused of attacking a 19 year old boy with their retinue. In response, the cousins claim that one of their friends got into an argument with his...

Macedonia 27.03.21 | 21:00

Mijalkov cousins arrested after a fight in a Skopje cafe

One of the sons of former security chief Saso Mijalkov, and his cousin, son of Saso’s brother Vlado Mijalkov, were arrested today after a fight in a cafe in Skopje. The two cousins, as well as others in their retinue, got into a fight with a 19 year old. Both were rounded up by the police. Saso...

Macedonia 18.03.21 | 21:53

VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev failed in his attempt to create a controlled opposition

Zoran Zaev failed in his attempt to install controlled opposition in VMRO-DPMNE, the party stated in a press release today. It comes after a faction led by Saso Mijalkov gave up on its plan to hold a mock congress of the party on March 28. The faction has been trying to challenge VMRO leader Hristijan...

Macedonia 18.03.21 | 19:10

Mijalkov’s faction gives up on its latest scheme to remove Mickoski as VMRO-DPMNE leader

The Mijalkov led faction of former VMRO-DPMNE party officials canceled its meeting during which it wanted to challenge VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski. This group, which is visibly coordinating its actions with the ruling SDSM party and its leader Zoran Zaev, is trying to create divisions in the main...

Macedonia 12.03.21 | 13:42

Skopje Appeals Court orders Saso Mijalkov to remain in detention

The Skopje Appeals Court rejected a request from former security chief Saso Mijalkov against his detention order. This means that Mijalkov will likely remain in detention for the remainder of his 60 days order, given to him on December 26th when he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the 2015 wiretapping...

Macedonia 08.03.21 | 10:16

VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev’s offer of a broad Government is the move of a desperate man

After Zoran Zaev’s surprising offer that some parts of VMRO-DPMNE join him in a broad Government, the opposition party today issued a statement saying that this is another of Zaev’s attempts to divide the opposition and prolong his rule and avoid accountability for his crimes. Zaev is operating...

Macedonia 04.03.21 | 20:34

“Have you lost your minds?”: Shunned SDSM official rebukes her party for embracing Saso Mijalkov, Nikola Todorov

SDSM party official Frosina Remenski, who was the party’s designated “fall girl” in the Racket scandal, called on her fellow party members to tone down their sudden infatuation with former VMRO-DPMNE party officials such as Saso Mijalkov and Nikola Todorov. The two were for a long time...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 18:26

Mijalkov is kept alone in a cell, under an increased security protocol

Filip Andonov, warden of the Sutka prison, informed the public that the former state security chief Saso Mijalkov has been placed alone in a cell, in line with the existing coronavirus protocols. Mijalkov was ordered into 60 days detention after he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in the first instance...

Macedonia 27.02.21 | 10:19

VMRO-DPMNE: Is Zaev’s new deal with Mijalkov to release him after 60 days?

Former state security chief Saso Mijalkov was given 60 days of detention yesterday, after his escape to Serbia over the weekend and the subsequent return to Macedonia. What just happened!? But the very fact that he was allowed to escape, and his extensive ties with the Zaev regime and continued usefulness,...

Macedonia 26.02.21 | 15:52

The court will re-examine Mijalkov’s detention order in 60 days

After the sentencing of former secret police chief Saso Mijalkov, judge Dzeneta Begovic decided that his detention can be re-examined in two months. Mijalkov will now spend at least 60 days in the Sutka prison. His escape to Serbia over the weekend greatly contributed to the detention order. Mijalkov...

Macedonia 26.02.21 | 12:53

Mijalkov escorted into prison

The court quickly approved the prosection’s request that former secret police chief Saso Mijalkov is detained after his sentencing to 12 years in prison. Instead of into house arrest, Mijalkov was escorted to the Sutka prison near Skopje. Mijalkov’s escape into Serbia over the weekend likely...

Macedonia 26.02.21 | 12:41

VMRO and SDSM in a dispute over who owns Mijalkov now

The two main Macedonian parties, VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, exchanged accusations yesterday and today over their “ownership” of former secret police chief Saso Mijalkov and his escapades. Mijalkov rose thorugh VMRO, the son of Macedonia’s first Interior Minister Jordan Mijalkov, who died...

Macedonia 26.02.21 | 12:14

Prosecution demands that Mijalkov is sent into detention

The prosecution asked that Saso Mijalkov is ordered from house arrest into detention, after he was given a 12 years prison sentence today. Mijalkov fled the country briefly over the weekend, in an apparent deal with the Zaev regime, but returned under international pressure. The prosecution did not cite...

Macedonia 26.02.21 | 11:47

12 years in prison for Saso Mijalkov, 4 for Gordana Jankuloska

Former UBK security service director Saso Mijalkov was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the 2015 wiretapping scandal, and former Inteiror Minister Gordana Jankuloska was given four years in prison. Mijalkov received a near maximum sentence after his escape attempt this weekend, during which he reportedly...

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