The new Law for Public Prosecution comes to force today in North Macedonia. With that, the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), that was one of the main goals of the opponents of Nikola Gruevski’s rule and was finally acchieved after the protests of the Colourful Revolution, will become history.
This Prosecutor Office was at the center of the public’s attention during the period when it led investigations and pressed charges against members of the former government of VMRO-DPMNE, but also because of the “Racket” case, in which the Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva was sentenced to 7-years imprisonment for graft and racketeering.
Prosecutor Fatime Fetai, who was one of the three most media-wise exposed SPO prosecutors, thinks that the new Law will not stop the fight for justice, neither the life itself will end.
“It only represents a new legal framework that will provide an opportunity for all prosecutors to deal and fight against crime in a new way. How it will be used depends on all of the prosecutors” said Fetai after today’s hearing in the “Monster” court case which was taken over by the Public Prosecution.
Prosecutor Lenče Ristoska, who was also part of the SPO, on its Facebook profile wrote that SPO was a symbol in the fight for ideals, for justice, integrity, better future, fight against government misuse, for weak, and in the fight against impunity.