Tag: prosecutors
Macedonia 07.12.23 | 20:24

Prosecutors file charges against Palevski’s driver

State prosecutors filed charges against the driver who took murder suspect Ljupco Palevski – Palco to Turkey. Palevski is suspected in the horrific kidnapping and murder of 14 year old Vanja Gjorcevska that was carried out last week. The rest of his group who participated in the crime are in detention,...

Macedonia 20.07.23 | 14:26

Key state institutions sever ties after revelations that state prosecutors helped DUI businessman make millions in profit

The office of state prosecutors (OJO) announced today that they will stop cooperation with the State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) – a key body that investigates reports of corruption and recommends prosecution. The two institutions only recently signed a memorandum of cooperation, under strong...

Macedonia 11.07.23 | 08:58

Prosecutors finally have a suspect in the kidnapping of Ljube Boskoski’s nephew

State prosecutors have expanded the investigation into the disappearance of Samoil Kostadinovski (26), who went missing in early March in Skopje. He is a nephew of controversial former Interior Minister Ljube Boskoski, who faced war crimes charges for the 2001 war and is currently part of the SDSM led...

Macedonia 04.03.23 | 10:42

Disciplinary hearing held in the war between SDSM affiliated prosecutors

A disciplinary commission took statements yesterday from three prosecutors Vilma Ruskoska, Ivana Trajceva and Elizabeta Josifovska, who are being sidelined from the service after they began internal investigations against the powerful head of the Financial Police Arafat Muaremi. Ruskoska also initiated...

Macedonia 18.02.23 | 21:17

Prosecutors working on two cases that implicate Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski were reassigned

Investigators who were tasked to work on the 2021 Besa bus accident near Sofia that killed 46 people were removed from the state prosecutor’s office. According to the SDK news site, the group of investigators were reassigned to other cases, as was the investigator working on the major scandal in...

Macedonia 05.11.22 | 18:37

SDSM and DUI exert pressure to vote for their candidates for the head of organized crime, claim prosecutors

Macedonian prosecutors claim that a fierce informal campaign started yesterday, led by SDSM and DUI officials and their close employees in the judiciary, who are trying to influence the elections for a new head of the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime. The goal of the people lobbying on behalf...

Macedonia 26.01.22 | 12:36

Tetovo prosecutors will need three weeks to determine whether to press charges in the deadly Covid hospital fire

Tetovo prosecutors told TV24 that they will need to examine the new report about the deadly Covid hospital fire in detail before they decide whether they will press charges. Months went by since the September 8th fire that killed 14 patients and family members and they were spent waiting for the report...

Macedonia 22.12.21 | 19:40

Prosecutors ask the court to keep Saso Mijalkov in detention

State prosecutors submitted another request to the court to have former security chief Saso Mijalkov detained. Today the court agreed to allow Mijalkov to leave detention, on a bail of 11 million EUR. Mijalkov has been in detention since late February, when he tried to flee the country to avoid serving...

Macedonia 25.11.21 | 09:31

Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor coming to Skopje to take DNA samples to identify the victims in the tragic bus accident

The Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Ivan Gesev, accompanied by investigators, will come to Skopje today to personally submit a request for legal assistance to the Prosecutor’s Office in Macedonia. Bulgarian prosecutors need to obtain DNA samples from the relatives of the victims in the bus accident...

Macedonia 23.11.21 | 23:31

Prosecutors summon Alfa TV journalists and Prva Republika’s manager for interrogation

State prosecutors have summoned two journalists from Alfa TV and the director of Prva Republika – the publisher of our website, for interrogation. Journalists Goran Momiroski and Dragan Milosavljevic will need to appear before prosecutors tomorrow. According to MKD.mk, they have been called to...

Macedonia 10.09.21 | 14:20

Investigators: The victims of the Tetovo fire were aged between 29 and 78, eight were women and six men

State prosecutors issued a statement on the Tetovo hospital fire, formally confirming that 14 people died in the disaster. A 15th body is being examined, but the young woman is believed to have died just prior to the fire. Of the 14 casualties in the fire, eight were women and six were men. The victims...

Macedonia 19.03.21 | 19:46

Organized crime prosecutors raided the Government, are seizing documents linked to the software scandal involving Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski

State prosecutors are seizing documents in the Government building this afternoon, seeking for materials in relation to a 2017 software procurement done by the Interior Ministry. The Ministry paid over 80,000 EUR to Dragi Raskovski, a top lieutenant of Zoran Zaev, who was the Secretary General of the...

Macedonia 18.03.21 | 19:27

Organized crime prosecutors are investigating Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski

The organized crimes unit of the OJO office of public prosecutors announced that it is investigating the purchase of software for 80,000 EUR that the Interior Ministry signed with top SDSM party official Dragi Raskovski. Raskovski, a top confidant of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and an IT professor, was...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 16:54

Disciplinary proceedings initiated against five public prosecutors

This year, we initiated disciplinary proceedings against five public prosecutors who committed violations during their work, said the state public prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski at Tuesday’s online meeting with journalists. He pointed out that a prosecutor from the Public Prosecutor’s Office...

Macedonia 24.08.20 | 23:14

Milososki says the charges filed against him are part of Zaev’s campaign of intimidation against people who reveal his crimes

Anoter attempt by the Zaev clan to go after their opponents and people who reveal their criminal activities – this is how VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki responded to today’s announcement from state prosecutors that they are filing charges against him. The charges stem from...

Macedonia 28.07.20 | 11:20

Prosecutors raid the State Electoral Commission to investigate the software that threw the election outcome into doubt

Prosecutors raided the State Electoral Commission (SEC) today and seized documents linked with the contract with the software company that prepared the program that presented voting results, the SDK.mk news site reported. The Electoral Commission suffered what it called a hacking attack on the evening...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 14:19

Prosecutors investigating Apasiev’s “up against the wall” Facebook comment

State prosecutors said that they are investigating a leader of a political party for a social media comment, after receiving complaints from individuals as well as the Helsinki Committee, which frequently reports comments from opposition activists. The prosecutors did not identify the comment in question...

Macedonia 14.07.20 | 12:46

State prosecutors say they will prioritize cases of election violations

State prosecutors said that they are in coordination with the State Electoral Commission and will fire charges in any instanced of voter intimidation or other irregularities. Crimes linked with the elections receive priority treatment and will be forwarded to the appropriate local prosecutors. The State...

Macedonia 30.06.20 | 15:21

Law that protects Zaev from wiretaps and abolishes Janeva’s SPO goes into effect

The PPO law on state prosecutors officially entered into force today. The law was adopted in a scandalous procedure, with extensive pressure aimed against members of Parliament, who were ordered to vote twice after first rejecting the law. Parliament rules state that the “do-over” vote was...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 13:56

Prosecutors demand a 10.000 EUR fine for politically linked doctor whose ski trip to Italy caused a coronavirus outbreak in Skopje

State prosecutors are demanding a 10.000 EUR fine for doctor Nina Caca Biljanovska, whose ski trip to Italy caused an outbreak of the coronavirus in the Dermatology Clinic in Skopje where she was director. The politically appointed doctor defied Government regulations to avoid unnecessary travel and...

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