Tag: trial
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...

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...

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