Tag: trial
Macedonia 13.10.20 | 17:27

Massive 2007 case against pay toll operators charged with corruption fails in the court

The Skopje court today ruled to release all 22 defendants in one of the several large cases against employees of the state road utility company. The defendants were charged with systematically appropriating the money from the pay toll booths. They would charge drivers a small sum from the actual toll,...

Macedonia 08.10.20 | 13:27

Janakieski ordered by the judge to run from hearing to hearing and back

Due to the hectic court schedule, former Minister Mile Janakieski had to be let out of one hearing to attend another, but with an order from the judge to return as soon as possible. Janakieski is one of the most targeted political prisoners of the Zaev regime, facing half a dozen trials, and the Skopje...

Macedonia 29.09.20 | 20:01

Fetai defends her decision to drop the charges against Daniela Rangelova

Prosecutor Fatime Fetai, one of the top persons of the now dismantled, partisan Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), justified her decision to allow end the prosecution against former VMRO member of Parliament Daniela Rangelova in the trial over the 2013 protests in downtown Skopje. The charges against...

Macedonia 28.09.20 | 20:44

Express sentencing scheduled in the trial against Mile Janakieski

A Skopje court declared that the sentencing in the 2013 protests in the Centar municipality will take place tomorrow, only a day after the key defendant Mile Janakieski gave his final statement. The speed with which the sentencing date was announced raised suspicions that the verdict is already written...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 10:13

Final statements in one of Katica Janeva’s cases against VMRO

At the Skopje court, the final statements in the trial over the 2013 protests in front of the Centar municipality will take place today. The trial is one of the cases initiated by disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva meant to degrade the then ruling VMRO-DPMNE party. Besides then VMRO leader...

Macedonia 27.08.20 | 13:36

Court summons member of Parliament who helped provoke the April 2017 incident by singing the Albanian anthem

The court agreed to summon member of Parliament Zekirija Ibrahimi as a witness in the April 2017 incident trial. Ibrahimi sang the Albanian national anthem from the pulpit which greatly contributed to rile up the thousands of protesters outside of the building, who later stormed the Parliament. The protesters...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 20:18

Veljanoski: I’m being tried for the same thing Xhaferi is doing now

A hearing in the extended trial of the 27 April 2017 incident in the Parliament was held today, and in it former Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski said that all his actions were in accordance with the law, and identical to the actions of current Speaker Talat Xhaferi. On the day of the incident, SDSM...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 16:59

Actress Silvija Stojanovska pleads not guilty to the charge that she helped organize a submarine transport of 700 kilos of cocaine to the UK

Actress Silvija Stojanovska and her partner Voislav Budisavljevic plead not guilty in the biggest cocaine transport trial in Macedonia in a decade. They are charged with organizing the transport of 700 kilograms of Colombian cocaine to the United Kingdom using a submarine that was intercepted off the...

Macedonia 17.08.20 | 10:55

Centar protests trial: Court rejects all requests submitted by the defense

Judge Dusan Josifov rejected all the requests submitted by the defence during today’s hearing in the SPO initiated case over the 2013 protest in front of the offices of Skopje’s Centar municipality. The now defunct and disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office tried to use the protests...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 20:58

Judge who defied the Zaev regime put on trial

The trial of judge Vladimir Pancevski began at the Veles court today. Pancevski was targeted by the Zaev regime for his refusal to allow that illegal wiretaps are used as evidence in court, while he was head of the Skopje court where Zaev’s prosecutors initiated trials against a number of VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 12:55

“International Association” case trial adjourned until end of August, lawsuits and charges yet to be filed

The last hearing in the “International Association” case took place on Thursday before the start of the summer holidays. The next trial is scheduled for the end of August. In the meantime, we will wait for the complaints and charges announced by the defendants and some of the politicians. Deputy...

Macedonia 23.07.20 | 12:12

Boki 13: I was a supporter of SDSM and the Colored Revolution

The “International Association” is an NGO, not a humanitarian organization under the auspices of the European Union. The other defendants are accused because of me, defendant Bojan Jovanovski said in his opening statement at today’s trial after the judge warned him not to speak for...

Macedonia 21.07.20 | 11:55

Dukoski: What changed in Micevski’s head after financial control entered his company

If fraud charges were filed in this way, all courts should close. Here we have a false representation of facts. It was shown that the humanitarian organization “International Association” was a lie, even though it is duly registered with its own bodies and therefore it cannot be a lie, explained...

Macedonia 21.07.20 | 11:13

Ruskoska: We have evidence that Boki took about a million euros from Micevski and Amzoski

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska presented Tuesday the indictment in the “International Association” case. She claims that they have irrefutable evidence for the crimes the defendants are charged with. Ruskoska says that forming an NGO is a humanitarian act, but to base it on a lie, that the EU...

Macedonia 18.06.20 | 18:06

Boki 13: I can’t wait to testify and reveal all the criminals

Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, who was sentenced to nine years in prison over the Racket scandal, said that he can’t wait to begin testifying and revealing all the criminals involved in racketeering. Boki 13 said that he will begin to do so on July 1, when he testifies in the second racketeering...

Macedonia 09.06.20 | 15:51

“Bring out the usual witness”

As predicted, the witness Nikola Vasilevski – Ninja, who was wheeled out today by prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska during the April 2017 trial, was there to confirm all of the points of the prosecution. Ruskoska is holding a second trial in a row about the incident in the Macedonian Parliament on April...

Macedonia 05.05.20 | 10:05

Racket trial set to resume

The trial in the major Racket case is supposed to resume today, after a delay brought on by the coronavirus epidemic. Chief suspects, Katica Janeva and Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, will continue presenting their evidence. The two are accused of extorting at least 1,5 million EUR from businessman...

Health 22.04.20 | 14:40

Macedonian living in England to take part in coronavirus vaccine trial

Macedonian Borko Andreevski, who lives in England, will take part in coronavirus vaccine trial at Oxford University. In an interview with Telma, Andreevski confirmed that he had volunteered for the trial with a desire to help with the situation. He also explained that 500 young and healthy volunteers...

Macedonia 16.03.20 | 17:05

“April 2017” trial postponed because of the coronavirus fears

The Appeals Court postponed the April 2017 trial because of coronavirus concerns. The announcement today came after three consecutive days of hearings were planned starting March 18. It is one of the politically charged trials that the ruling SDSM party has used to pressure opposition officials and blackmail...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 09:43

“Racket” trial resumes, Pandelevski and Varoslija set to testify

The “Racket” case trial resumes Tuesday. Dejan Pandelevski and stylist Sergej Varoslija are set to appear as Bojan Jovanovski’s witnesses. Pandelevski was due to testify last week but was on a business trip. The list of witnesses is long and Vladimir Todorovic as well as Futa Radulovic,...

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