Tag: police
Macedonia 01.08.19 | 19:04

Worried that Zaev will get booed in Krusevo, police warns citizens “not to disturb the public order”

The Interior Ministry warned participants at the 1903 Ilinden Uprising celebrations planned for tomorrow in Krusevo and across Macedonia, that they will be held accountable for any violation of the “public order”. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insisted that he speaks at the central event in Krusevo,...

Macedonia 31.07.19 | 10:07

Two police officers were nearly lynched in Struga on Monday

Two police officers were nearly lynched by a mob in Struga on Monday afternoon. Local police has downplayed the incident, issuing just a vague press report, saying that three men aged 29 to 38 were arrested for obstructing police officials from carrying out their duties. Eyewitnesses say that the two...

Macedonia 28.07.19 | 12:35

Lider: Major SPO related police operation planned for Saturday evening was eventually called off

The Lider news site reports that a major police operation was being planned for Saturday evening, but was called off. According to the site, which cites sources within the police, the likely target was the Special Prosecutor’s Office. We were called up for an important operation, but when we showed...

Macedonia 22.07.19 | 12:22

Interior Ministry denies reports that it provided Boki 13 with a security detail as he was moving money around

The Kod investigative program reported on a claim from AVMU media regulator, which had several investigations into the work of Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13’s 1TV station, based on earlier allegations of extortion. According to AVMU, Boki 13 received a police provided security detail, which...

Macedonia 04.07.19 | 13:08

Interior Ministry denies claim that it’s preparing to arrest opposition leader Mickoski

The Interior Ministry denied the claim by opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski that special police forces were deployed around his house in what could be preparation for his arrest. Mickoski said that, following the latest series of arrests of VMRO officials, he prepared his family about his possible...

Macedonia 02.07.19 | 15:57

VMRO warns that the police vetting process will be used to submit the Interior Ministry to the SDSM party

VMRO-DPMNE raised the issue of the announced vetting of police officers, which the opposition party said is turning into a mechanism to intimidate police officers and purge the service from all those who are not party loyalists. Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, who has frequently used the police to...

Macedonia 22.06.19 | 10:57

Second person dies in the Skopje ring-road crash

Sefat Bajrami, one of the two police officers who were injured in the horrific car crash on the Skopje ring-road yesterday, succumbed to his injuries. The incident happened when the two officers stopped a BMW with Gostivar licence plates which was speeding. While talking to the driver, a truck hit the...

Macedonia 21.04.19 | 11:27

Police officer killed, another badly injured after a driver hit them near Kumanovo

A police officer was killed and a trainee was badly wounded when a slammed into them with his car shortly after midnight. The incident happened on the Kumanovo – Sveti Nikole road. S.J. (40), driving a Mercedes, hit the officers identified as V.C. (37) and trainee A.M. (25). V.C. was killed instantly,...

Macedonia 16.04.19 | 22:14

Police officer quits the force in protest over the imposed name

A police officer announced he is quitting the force, unable to accept the imposed name “North Macedonia”. Saso Zitosanski wrote on his Facebook account that he swore to protect the “sovereignty and territorial integrity of the REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, not the artificial NORTHERN creation”. Therefore...

Macedonia 13.03.19 | 10:46

Police beats up a family of three over wrongfully parked car

A woman from Skopje claims she was assaulted by the Alfa police squad when she, her father and brother complained when the police impounded her brother’s car. The incident allegedly happened near a kindergarten in the busy downtown Skopje area of Debar Maalo, where the brother was dropping off...

Macedonia 12.03.19 | 13:19

Police officer shoots, injures two men in a village near Tetovo

A police officer from the village of Vejce near Tetovo shot and wounded two men aged 22 and 26. The incident occurred shortly after midnight today. The 25 year old office was off duty when he shot the two, and then reported himself in a Tetovo police station. The two wounded men were initially taken...

Balkans 09.03.19 | 10:23

Istanbul police block Women’s Day march, disperse crowd with tear gas

Police in Istanbul used tear gas to disperse a peaceful crowd of demonstrators who tried to carry out an International Women’s Day march on the city’s pedestrian shopping avenue Istiklal Street on Friday, Turkish media reported. Police earlier in the evening blocked the roads leading to Istiklal...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 13:54

Claims that Vinica police chief is covering up a drunken car accident caused by his son

Vinica police has been quiet about a traffic accident which allegedly happened six days ago. According to the MKD.mk news site, an internal audit has begun in the case, after claims that the son of the local police chief was involved in a drunken accident and that the case is being covered up. The site...