Tag: pardons
Macedonia 02.12.19 | 17:49

Constitutional Court justices call on their critics to respect their independence as they discusses the 2016 amnesty

The Constitutional Court sent out a press release condemning the public criticism it is exposed to after deciding to pick up two cases which could end up pardoning a large number of politicians and political activists from charges handed down during the on-going, five years long political crisis. Political...

Macedonia 01.12.19 | 11:11

If Zaev continues to pressure the judiciary, VMRO-DPMNE will go out and protest with the citizens

Zoran Zaev through the Constitutional Court creates an opportunity after the defeat of early parliamentary elections to be pardoned for all the corrupt affairs and deals known to the public, believes VMRO-DPMNE. The reaction to the SDSM statement, in which the ruling party again called on VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 09.05.19 | 12:06

President Ivanov’s time is running out

With two days to go before he leaves office, President Gjorge ivanov still hasn’t announced whether he intends to pardon the victims of Zoran Zaev’s persecution of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. Some of those already sentenced to lengthy prison sentences, like the 16 VMRO officials and...

Macedonia 06.05.19 | 11:43

President Ivanov has a week to make his final decision on the pardons

As Zoran Zaev accumulates absolute power in Macedonia, outgoing President Gjorge Ivanov has a week to decide whether he will try to pardon some of the political prisoners of the Zoran Zaev regime. His second term in office expires on May 12th, after which the SDSM – DUI candidate Stevo Pendarovski...

Macedonia 11.04.19 | 20:00

Kalajdziev says the Constitutional Court gave President Ivanov the right to pardon the political prisoners

Criminal law professor Gordan Kalajdziev, who is an outspoken supporter of the SDSM party, acknowledged that President Gjorge Ivanov has the right to issue pardons without involving the Justice Ministry in the process, including in the case of the political prisoners sentenced in the April 2017 court...

Macedonia 11.04.19 | 15:09

Dzolev: The president has the right to grant pardons

The court has not received any pardoning requests from any defendant, said Criminal Court president Ivan Dzolev at a briefing with journalists on Thursday. Dzolev, regarding the media coverage of possible pardoning by the president, said that it is not good for the court to give its opinion on something...

Macedonia 09.04.19 | 15:37

Appeals to President Ivanov to pardon the political prisoners

After Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he doesn’t expect President Gjorge Ivanov to pardon the victims of his campaign of political persecution, legal experts respond that the President has every right and has the authority to give pardons. The Office of the President confirmed that a request...