Tag: tnt
Macedonia 01.09.20 | 17:22

Defense demands that prosecutor Rustemi is removed from the TNT case

The defense demanded the removal of prosecutor Burim Rustemi, formerly with the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office, who is still working on the so-called TNT case. The defense representing former Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski – the most frequent target of persecution for the...

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 15.01.20 | 15:00

Mile Janakieski: I do not know why you are rushing to reach verdict in TNT, the case reaches statute of limitations in 11 years

At today’s hearing in the TNT case, prosecutor Burim Rustemi, to everyone’s surprise, demanded that the trial against former Mayor Toni Trajkovski be separated from the rest of the defendants. Rustemi justified this by saying that Trajkovski was in poor health. I consider that due to the...

Macedonia 15.01.20 | 11:28

Trajkovski will not be tried separately, TNT resumes on January 21

Judge Ognen Stavrev did not allow the separation of court proceedings for defendant Toni Trajkovski. After a 20-minute break, Stavrev announced that he was postponing today’s hearing due to defendant Toni Trajkovski’s poor health, and scheduled the next one for January 21.

Macedonia 15.01.20 | 09:39

TNT trial starts from the start

The TNT case has officially begun from the start although it is uncertain how the TNT trial will begin. Defendants’ lawyers have reacted to numerous omissions in the hearings so far. As an example, they point out that in most of the evidence at the trials only the titles were read, which is unacceptable...

Macedonia 14.01.20 | 13:48

Nikola Gruevski comments on the TNT trial, says it’s a scheme to grab 40 million EUR from the state budget

Former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who is one of the defendants in the TNT case (as in most other cases initiated by the now disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office), offered his opinion on the trial now that it is expected to begin anew, from the start. Gruevski is charged with ordering the...

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 12.01.20 | 15:28

To solve the mess over “TNT”, only Dzolev and the Judicial Council need to act lawfully

As a seemingly ordinary case, from those of SPO beginning with T, it has become a judicial priority to speak to the lawyer of one of the defendants in the case, former Minister of Transport and Communications Mile Janakieski, Elenko Milanov. TNT The TNT case was announced in April 2016, which involves...

Macedonia 12.01.20 | 11:44

Dauti with final appeal: Being silent in front of unlawful actions also directly makes you accomplices in them

Lawyer Mercan Dauti today made a final appeal to end the Criminal Court’s arbitrariness and taking urgent decisions in interest of the rule of law. Dauti addressed the members of the Judicial Council, which he says is the only institution that can currently contribute to the trial in the TNT case...

Macedonia 11.01.20 | 11:09

Mercan Dauti: The most striking example of Skopje Criminal Court’s double standards are recent developments with former lay judges Slavica Sandovska and Liljana Ivanovska Kocovska

Lawyer Mercan Dauti referred Saturday in a letter to the double standards of the judiciary. The question arises why there is so much fuss around the “TNT” case these days and why the entire Macedonian public has been reacting sharply. The answer is clear because of the dual standards of the...

Macedonia 11.01.20 | 10:54

Different standards: Jurors in TNT and Laskarci cases elected on the same date, one leaves office, the other remains

Both elected on the same date, but one goes home and the other remains in office. Juror Slavica Sandovska, due to expiry of her four-year term, is no longer part of the “Laskarci” trial chamber. Her colleague, Liljana Kocovska, will continue to be a juror in “TNT”. The Criminal...

Macedonia 10.01.20 | 21:07

Are 40 million euros in damages the reason Dzolev applied different standards to jurors whose terms expire on the same day?

Two jurors whose terms began and ended on the same day received different treatment in the Criminal Court. The juror in the “Durmo Tours” case Slavica Sandovska has been replaced by another juror appointed at the beginning of the trial, Biljana Dimulkova, after Criminal Court President Ivan...

Macedonia 10.01.20 | 14:51

Pendarovski on “TNT” case: In order for the rule of law to be respected, judicial authorities shouldn’t allow political or business influence on their work

“TNT” case defense informed via a letter the President of the State, the Supreme Court and the EU,  the United States, France, Germany Ambassadors about the manner in which the case was handled. The lawyers argue that the efficiency of the proceedings involves the decision of a properly...

Macedonia 10.01.20 | 14:17

“TNT” by order should explode between a lot of money and political points

One by one, the court cases are returned daily back to the beginning, only “TNT” must be completed by January 27. The SPO case, which has been in court proceedings for two years, for unknown reasons has become a priority in the judiciary overnight, whereby laws are broken and blackmails are...

Macedonia 09.01.20 | 15:24

Strasevski says Criminal Court is manipulating the public

Following recent statements by the Basic Criminal Court, Jovica Strasevski, lawyer of former Gazi Baba Mayor Toni Trajkovski in the “TNT” case, sent a new open letter to the media. Recent statements by the Basic Criminal Court are intended to distort the truth and misrepresent the facts to...

Macedonia 09.01.20 | 12:22

“TNT” case lay judge submits resignation over threats, Dzolev convinced her to withdraw it

Lay judge Liljana Ivanovska Kocovska resigned yesterday afternoon and informed the court that she wanted to withdraw amid public correspondence in the TNT trial. The jury reportedly submitted her resignation due to pressure and threats over her retirement. The Criminal Court claims that they offered...

Macedonia 09.01.20 | 10:45

Lawyer Dauti to file motion to the Supreme Court for disciplinary action and dismissal of judge Kiro Zdravev

Lawyer Mercan Dauti, who represents Gazi Baba construction Inspector Elisaveta Najdovska in the TNT case will file a motion to the Supreme Court asking for disciplinary liability and dismissal of Judicial Council President Kiro Zdravev, Republika learned from well-informed sources. According to Republika...

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