Today marks the sixth year anniversary since protests erupted against police brutality after the murder of Martin Neskovski on June the 5th, 2011, during the celebrations of VMRO-DPMNE’s electoral victory.
At the beginning of last year, the Special Prosecutor’s Office took over jurisdiction of the Neskovski murder case. The SPO reports that the case is still in a pre-trial procedure.
The police officer Igor Spasov, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the murder of Neskovski, was the first questioned by the Special Prosecution in February, last year.
The case became part of the SPO’s work since the murder of Martin Neskovski was part of the wiretapped conversations that SDSM’s party leader and now Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, published during 2015.
In the “29th bomb” that Zaev published on May the 5th, two years ago, indications and suspicions emerged that the past administration within the Ministry of Interior and employees at the MoI, including former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski’s bodyguard, Dejan Mitrovski–Urko, tried to cover up Neshkovski’s murder from the public.