Tag: trial
Macedonia 22.12.22 | 22:55

As the reputation of the judiciary sinks to new lows, calls multiply that Gordana Jankuloska is released from prison

Amid reports that former state security chief Saso Mijalkov is again evading the serving out of his prison sentence, calls are multiplying to put an end to the sham justice served out in Macedonia and to release former Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska. Jankuloska has been imprisoned since September...

Macedonia 20.03.22 | 11:06

Independent prosecutors would immediately investigate Zoran Zaev, VMRO-DPMNE says after the revelations of the second Racket trial

The entire public heard how Zoran Zaev is involved in the Racket scandal, but the prosecutors won’t dare investigate him, said the VMRO-DPMNE party following the closing statements in the trial. Key defendant Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 directly pointed to Zaev as the main culprit in the large...

Macedonia 25.01.22 | 12:33

Zaev’s former right hand man Dragi Raskovski goes on trial for corruption

The trial of Zoran Zaev’s former right hand man began in Skopje today. Dragi Raskovski, who was Zaev’s chief of staff in the Government, is charged with abuse of office. He instructed the Government to purchase traffic management software for the Interior Ministry which he himself developed and sold...

Macedonia 26.07.21 | 13:47

Court orders Veljanoski, Janakieski, Ristoski and Atanasovski into house arrest

After the sentencing in the April 27th trial, the court ordered the four defendants, Trajko Veljanoski, Mile Janakieski, Spiro Ristoski and Vladimir Atanasovski, to be kept in house arrest. With this, the court refused the request from the prosecution for detention. Politicized trial ends with guilty...

Macedonia 26.07.21 | 10:21

Sentencing expected in the second April 27th trial

The Skopje court is expected to hand the sentences in the second April 27th trial today. The highly politicized case charges several former VMRO-DPMNE officials, such as former Speaker Trajko Veljanoski and former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristoski, with organizing the protests that ended with...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 14:52

Seven cases initiated by the Special Prosecutor’s Office will have to begin from start

Seven cases initiated by the now disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office are on the verge of collapse after a judge was ordered to retire today. Mitko Sandev was named as member of the judicial panels in seven cases that the SPO initiated against officials of the VMRO-DPMNE party, as part of the campaign...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 12:25

Court orders Janakieski to attend another hearing on the day when he has to give his closing statement in the April 27th trial

The Skopje court scheduled two hearings for former Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski in one day. This is common practice in the judicial persecution of Janakieski, and other former VMRO-DPMNE officials, but today, Janakieski is expected to deliver his closing statement in the April 27th trial. Never...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 12:10

As the April 27th trial draws to a close, the prosecution’s case remains based only on the testimony of one witness

The second trial inthe April 27th incident draws to a close, and the sentencing is expected on July 1st. In it, the Zaev regime is again going after a group of former VMRO-DPMNE officials, after initially using the original trial over the 2017 incident in the Parliament to blackmail VMRO-DPMNE members...

Macedonia 01.03.21 | 18:36

Ethnically charged trial of the third suspected killer of Nikola Sazdovski – Sazdo began after his extradition from Germany

Four years after the brutal, ethnically charged murder of a young Macedonian football fan from Skopje, the third of the ethnic Albanian defendants was brought to trial. Jeton Luza fled Macedonia shortly after he participated in the beating and murder of Nikola Sazdovski – Sazdo in June 2018. The...

Macedonia 18.01.21 | 11:04

Zaev says he had to explain his children that he didn’t take racket of 60 million euros

Today, Prime Minister Zoran appeared as a plaintiff in the case against journalist Zoran Bozinovski. Zaev pointed out that he rarely sues, but that this has crossed all lines. He said Bozinovski claimed that he was part of a racketeering scheme, that someone took 60 million euros, and even that an advance...

Macedonia 18.01.21 | 10:52

Zaev-Bozinovski trial continues in a larger courtroom, the journalist announced new “bombs”

The trial in the case against Zoran Bozinovski will continue in a new, larger courtroom, after the journalist refused to attend a trial, in which the public and the media will be left out and will not hear the testimony of the Prime Minister and, in this case, the plaintiff, Zoran Zaev. Earlier, the...

Macedonia 18.01.21 | 10:21

Bozinovski refuses to enter the courtroom without reporters, Zaev arrives with security

Tense situation this morning in the Skopje Criminal Court, where the trial of the journalist Zoran Bozinovski is underway, whom the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is suing for defamation. After the judge approved the proposal of the defense Zaev to appear as a witness at the previous hearing, today he appeared...

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...

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