Today the Special Public Prosecutor, Katica Janeva, withdrew the request for protection of the legality from the Supreme Court that was submitted by the Public Prosecutor Marko Zvrlevski on Monday, regarding the custody for businessman Sead Kočan, the prime suspect in the “Trust” case.
In the letter to the court, marked “Very Urgent”, Janeva refers to Article 5 from the Law on the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, according to which the SPO are the only ones authorized to investigate and prosecute crimes that are related to or have arisen from the illegal monitoring of communications.
On Monday this week, Zvrlevski’s Prosecution Office sent and asked the Supreme Court to grant the request for protection of the legality of the Public Prosecutor of the Republic of Macedonia and to terminate the rulings made by both Basic Court 1, on the 7th of March, 2017 and the Court of Appeals, on the 15th of March, 2017 and to return the case for a retrial and a different ruling.
Sead Kočan , who is one of the three suspects in the “Trust” case, was taken into custody after the Criminal Council of the Basic Court I, on the 7th of March ruled against him, and the decision was again confirmed by the Court of Appeals. Since then, Kočan has been unavailable for the prosecution and an international warrant has been issued for his arrest.