Tag: stavrev
Macedonia 12.01.21 | 14:04

Rule of law, Macedonia style: Judge refused requests from the defense to cross examine a witness for the prosecution

During the hearing in one of the cases initiated by Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva today, the judge repeatedly refused requests from the defense to question the witness of the prosecution. In the trial, politically connected businessman Fijat Canoski alleges that officials from the previous, VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 12:44

Judge Stavrev orders that doctor Vujovic is questioned behind closed doors

Judge Ognen Stavrev today presided over the questioning of doctor Viktorija Vujovic, but behind closed doors. Vujovic is the doctor who examined TNT trial defendant Toni Trajkovski, after his beating a month ago. The defense insists that this type of pressure on the doctor of an attacked defendant is...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 10:09

Judge Stavrev expected to push against the doctor of the assaulted TNT defendant

In the TNT trial hearing scheduled for today, judge Ognen Stavrev summoned the doctor who treated one of the defendants, former Gazi Baba Mayor Toni Trajkovski. Trajkovski was badly beaten by unknown attackers a month ago, but judge Stavrev, who seems determined to get to sentencing as quickly as possible,...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 23:13

In the mad rush to approve a 40 million EUR payment, the Skopje court exerts unprecedented pressure on the doctor of a defendant

Judge Ognen Stavrev, who leads the scandalous TNT trial, ordered that a doctor who examined defendant Toni Trajkovski is hauled before the court. Trajkovski, the former Mayor of Skopje’s district of Gazi Baba, was badly injured in an attack late last year and as a result had to be excused from...

Macedonia 14.01.20 | 13:04

The Good Friday massacre case will be tried from the start, again

After the collapse of the TNT trial, ordered to a re-trial because a lay panel judge reached her retirement age, the same presiding judge Ognen Stavrev is also ending the 2012 Good Friday massacre trial. Judge Stavrev blinks first in the high stakes TNT trial – retrial ordered The massacre of...

News 14.01.20 | 12:20

Milososki calls for an investigation into the way judge Stavrev conducted the TNT trial

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki called for an investigation into the actions of judge Ognen Stavrev, who was openly trying to expedite the TNT trial toward paying a huge settlement to controversial businessman Fijat Canoski. A perfect storm of greed and political hatred expected at...

Macedonia 13.01.20 | 11:53

Judge Stavrev blinks first in the high stakes TNT trial – retrial ordered

After much back and forth, judge Ognen Stavrev today decided to order a re-trial of the so-called TNT case. The decision was made after lay judge Liljana Kockovska, who reached the age of 60 during the course of the trial – which triggers her removal from office – submitted her irrevocable...

Macedonia 07.01.20 | 19:54

Judicial Council remains silent as a scandalous trial involving a huge settlement is forced through the Skopje court

Lawyer Jovica Strasevski, who is part of the defense team in the so-called TNT trial, called out the members of the Judicial Council for their refusal to dismiss a judge whose term has expired and needs to retire. The trial initiated by the now disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office, in which one...

Macedonia 05.01.20 | 12:28

TNT trial: Defense demands that judge Ivanovska is retired

The defense in the so-called TNT trial called on the Judicial Council to meet quickly and dismiss judge Liljana Ivanovska – Kockovska, which would spark a re-trial. The judge, who set on the panel, is supposed to retire now that she is over 60 years old, but presiding judge Ognen Stavrev keeps...

Macedonia 23.12.19 | 12:26

After the beating of former Mayor Trajkovski, judge Stavrev postpones the TNT trial for tomorrow

Judge Ognen Stavrev agreed to postpone today’s hearing in the so-called TNT case, after one of the defendants, former Gazi Baba Mayor Toni Trajkovski was badly beaten in an attack last evening. Stavrev, who has been pushing for a sentencing since last week and has violated defendant rights by ordering...

Macedonia 23.12.19 | 10:27

Former Gazi Baba Mayor attacked by a group of thugs, but judge Stavrev insists that he will still have him dragged to court for sentencing

The former Mayor of Gazi Baba, Toni Trajkovski, who is one of the defendants in the politically charged case over the demolition of the Kosmos residential complex, was attacked yesterday evening. At the court hearing held this morning, his lawyer reported that Trajkovski was beaten up by a group of men...

Macedonia 20.12.19 | 18:32

A perfect storm of greed and political hatred expected at the Skopje courthouse on Monday

The next hearing in the TNT trial is scheduled for Monday, as judge Ognen Stavrev seems determined to deliver a guilty verdict. Stavrev ordered two unprecedented 12 hours long hearing this week, including one today. He scheduled hearings almost daily, even canceling hearings in the 2012 Good Friday islamist...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 14:54

Judge Stavrev fines lawyers unable to follow his hectic schedule, but was still forced to postpone the TNT trial for tomorrow

As expected, Judge Ognen Stavrev pushed to have a sentence in one of the Special Prosecutor’s Office cases aganst former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and former Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski, but eventually had to postpone the trial for tomorrow. Janeva gave the case flashy name –...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 13:39

Faced with an imminent sentencing, Janakieski denies any responsibility when brought before a Zaev loyalist judge

Former Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski denied any responsibility in the demolition of the Kosmos residential complex in 2011. Judge Ognen Stavrev is pushing strongly to have a verdict by the end of the day, after outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev called on the judiciary to produce sentences...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 10:50

Zaev allied judge pulling all stops to give him a sentencing in the TNT case today

After the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev began a campaign to push judges to speed up their sentencing of his political opponents, one of the judges seen as most loyal to the ruling SDSM party – Ognen Stavrev – scheduled both the closing arguments and the sentencing in one of the SPO cases...