The Appeal court in Thessaloniki will be deciding about the extradition of the former director of the Fifth Estate, Goran Grujovski and his colleague from UBK, Nikola Boshkovski, from Greece to Macedonia, report Greek media.
According to the same sources, Gruevski and Boshkovski will be taken to Court today in Thessaloniki, regarding the false (Bulgarian) passports that were used in an effort to travel further from the Airport in Thessaloniki.
Both fugitives, for whom Macedonian authorities have issued a warrant through Interpol, were taken at a hearing at a Public Prosecutor in Thessaloniki, where they were informed about the convictions for which they are charged by Macedonian legal authorities.
Daily newspaper “Ta Nea” reports that Grujovski and Boshkovski have rejected the charges against them and have stated that they don’t want to be extradited to this country because they are afraid for their lives and that there is a political prosecution against them.
According to the information that arrived yesterday at the Ministry of Justice from the Office of Consular, Economic and Trade Issues of Republic of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Grujovski and Boshkovski were arrested on Wednesday around 15h when during a passport control at the airport in Thessaloniki it was determined that they are using fake Bulgarian passports and that there is an international warrant by Interpol for them on request of the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Macedonia.