Tag: prison
World 22.03.22 | 15:08

Navalny sentenced to nine years in prison

A court in Russia sentenced dissident Alexey Navalny to nine years in prison for fraud. Navalny has frequently embarrassed Russian President Vladimir Putin, alleging his corruption. He is charged with fraud and is already serving a sentence in a prison camp. Numerous Western countries denounced the case...

Macedonia 20.03.22 | 19:40

Political prisoner Jane Cento reacts to the light sentences for SDSM’s Colored Revolution activists – they broke the Macedonian spirit

SDSM tried to break the Macedonian spirit when it gave us Draconian prison sentences, and unfortunately, they succeeded, said political prisoner Jane Cento in his latest statement from the Stip prison. Cento was sentenced to 15 years in prison for participating in the April 27th incident in the Parliament....

Balkans 16.12.21 | 10:57

Denmark will send prisoners to serve out their sentences in Kosovo

The Danish Government intends to rent prison space in Kosovo and send 300 detainees who are ordered to be deported from the country to remain there. The people in question are foreigners who committed crimes in Denmark, and were ordered to be deported after the sentence is served. The Scandinavian country...

Macedonia 08.12.21 | 19:27

Kosovo official will visit the Skopje prison, but it’s unclear whether he will meet with members of the jailed terrorist group

Uncertainty clouds the visit of Kosovan Deputy Justice Minister Blerim Salahu to Macedonia planned for tomorrow, after he announced that he intends to visit the group of Albanian terrorists jailed for the 2015 attack on the city of Kumanovo, in which they killed eight Macedonian police officers. The...

Macedonia 10.11.21 | 09:49

Divo Naselje terrorists feast in the prison and make videos for TikTok

The Divo Naselje terrorists still behave as if the prison in Idrizovo is their private club in which they feel like high school students on an excursion. The latest scandal involving their serving of sentence in the prison is a TikTok video showing the terrorists playing music, enjoying food, making...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 17:30

Problems with voting in the prisons across Macedonia

A number of problems were reported with voting in the Skopje, Stip and Bitola prisons. Prisoners vote a day before the main election day. In the Idrizovo prison near Skopje, voting was delayed for an hour and half after the election committee did not provide voting booths. In the Sutka prison, there...

Macedonia 16.09.21 | 17:25

Rule of law, Zaev style: Another jailbird photographed on a street in Skopje

Photos of two criminals linked to the Zaev regime who should be in prison or house arrest but are in fact walking around Skopje were shared today.  First, it was Zaev’s former top adviser Dragi Raskovski, who is supposed to be under house arrest, but was photographed in Skopje’s Aerodrom district....

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 22:24

Court refused request to send Zaev’s right hand man Raskovski back to prison

The court refused a request from the prosecution to again detain Zoran Zaev’s former chief of staff Dragi Raskovski. Raskovski was detained for a month and half, after he was charged with corruption and abuse of office, but was released into house arrest, despite clear indications that he can influence...

Macedonia 01.07.21 | 09:35

Orce Kamcev hospitalized with possible heart issues

Businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev was transferred to the Cardiology Clinic yesterday, after suffering from chest pains. Kamcev has been detained mid March, when the Interior Ministry of the Zaev regime accused him of planning to flee the country. His defense claimed that he is kept in horrific conditions...

Macedonia 02.04.21 | 18:30

The Ombudsman concludes that Orce Kamcev is kept in unacceptable conditions in prison

The Ombudsman office investigated the conditions of detention of businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev and determined that the they are inappropriate. Kamcev’s defense team says that he is being tortured in prison with the exceptionally bad conditions he is kept in and are notifying international representatives...

Macedonia 22.03.21 | 11:06

“Kamcev is tortured in prison, will turn to the Council of Europe to seek protection”

The defense team for businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev announced they will turn to the Council of Europe, the Association for the Prevention of Torture, the Ombudsman and the Helsinki Committee to protest the treatment of Kamcev in prison. They say that the businessman is subjected to degrading, humiliating...

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 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 04.02.21 | 19:49

Report: Conditions in prisons in Macedonia are alarming

Conditions in Macedonian prisons remain alarming, said the Macedonian Helsinki Committee in its annual report, noting poor living and sanitary conditions and the bare minimum healthcare protection that is provided during the pandemic. Some progress has been made, but most of the prisoners are objecting...

Macedonia 21.01.21 | 22:54

Statistics Bureau chief threatens prison for those who don’t cooperate with the controversial census

Apostol Simovski, head of the Statistics Bureau, threatened those who try to boycott the census planned for April with up to five years in prison. The threat comes as the highly controversial law, that will count emigrants as residents, was rushed through the Parliament today. Ethnic Albanian politicians...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 10:40

Unbroken: Jane Cento begins his fourth year in prison

Political prisoner Jane Cento finished the third year in prison, since the mass arrests of opposition activists in late 2017. The great-grandson of Macedonia’s first President Metodija Andonov – Cento is sentenced to 15 years in prison for “terrorism”, because he took part in...

Macedonia 17.10.20 | 10:45

Boki returned to Sutka prison again, after a month in hospital

Bojan Jovanovski has been sent back to the Sutka prison a few days ago. Although his health condition is poor, he is persistently held in the prison. There are no conditions for care after his gastric surgery, but the demands of his lawyers for him to be under house arrest are futile. He was hospitalized...

Macedonia 15.10.20 | 21:41

Kiceec won a two weeks reprieve and a less strict prison to serve out his sentence

Mafia fixer Zoran Mileski – Zoki Kiceec was ordered to report to prison to begin serving out his sentence, but in Ohrid and not in Skopje as he was originally expected to do. Kiceec is a key figure in the Racket scandal, where he participated in the extortion of 1.5 million EUR from businessman...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 17:00

Kiceec did not report to prison, will try to postpone serving his Racket sentence using a technicality

Zoran Mileski – Zoki Kiceec, one of the figures in the major Racket scandal who cooperated with the prosecution and the ruling SDSM party and received a light sentence of just three years in prison, is trying to postpone the serving of the sentence. Mileski was supposed to report to prison yesterday...

Macedonia 10.10.20 | 18:15

Sutka prison employee slashed by a prisoner

An employee of the Sutka prison was injured by a prisoner who attacked him with a sharp object and slashed him on the arm. The attack occurred on Friday around noon. There is no word on the cause of the incident.

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