Macedonian Interior Ministry issues a national arrest warrant for Sasho Mijalkov

Архивска фотографија на Сашо Мијалков од 10 октомври 2019 година | Фото: Мета.мк

The Interior Ministry (MOI) of North Macedonia informs that a national arrest warrant was issued for Sasho Mijalkov. The reason for that is because: “with all undertaken measures and activities, this person still hasn’t been located,” said MOI, who have been looking for Mijalkov since yesterday in order to hand him over the decision for house arrest. Since this morning, MOI informed that it shall send a request to the court for issuing a national arrest warrant and if he is still not located, an international arrest warrant will be issued as well.

The former Director of the Administration for Security and Counterintelligence (UBK), Sasho Mijalkov is one of the defendants in the “Target-Fortress” case for criminal association, misuse of office, and taking a reward for illegal influence, for which the Prosecution is demanding a maximum sentence. The verdict should be announced on the 26th of February.

Otherwise, the “Target-Tvrdina: case entered into the procedure in June 2017 and refers to the illegal wiretapping and destruction of equipment used for wiretapping in the period between 2007 and 2017. 12 MOI officers were accused of this act. Apart from Mijalkov, among the accused are Goran Grujevski, a former secret police officer and the former Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska. Goran Grujevski together with another former secret police officer Nikola Boshkovski has fled to Greece and the Greek authorities don’t want to extradite them. According to the indictment, through three systems for interception of communications in UBK, in the period from 2008 to 2015, 4.286 telephone numbers were illegally monitored and over 20 thousand citizens were illegally wiretapped.