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Truthmeter.mk: Lots of courts and judges, but little Justice

With the systematization of the judicial network for judges in all levels of courts and for all types of courts, 636 judicial seats are provided, and 493 seats have been filled, but even with this number, we are leaders in Europe. With 34 courts, we are leaders in terms of the number of courts, but we can never get...

Court rejects Public Prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska’s lawsuit against VMRO-DPMNE

The Basic Civil Skopje rejected the slander charges that Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska filed against Igor Janushev and Hristijan Mickoski i.e. against the opposition party VMRO-DPMNE. The request was rejected and the parties will receive a written verdict in a period of eight days,in which the decision will be detailed. Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska filed slander charges against the opposition party because...

Target-Tvrdina trial: Victims of illegal wiretapping demand millions of euros in compensation

The trial "Target-Tvrdina" about the illegal wiretapping in the period between 2008 and 2015 continued today at the Criminal Court in Skopje. The former UBK's Director Sasho Mijalkov and the former Minister of Interior Gordana Jankuloska, the fugitives Goran Grujevski and Nikola Boshkovski, Toni Jakimovski, but also several employees of the former UBK, have been accused of illegal wiretapping...

Baily: I am deeply upset about false rumors that the US is influencing the Macedonian judiciary

The Criminal Court has published the letter sent by the US Ambassador Jess Baily to the President of the Court, Ivan Džolev regarding the "constant, false rumors with indications that the US EMbassy has a goal to influence the judges." He said that any suggestion that the USA want to manage with some trial is false. "I am deeply upset...

Former UBK chief Vladimir Atanasovski detained for 30 days

A judge in a preliminary hearing has ordered the 30 day detention of former Director of the Security and Counterintelligence Administration (UBK), Vladimir Atanasovski, after an evening hearing in the Criminal Court. Atanasovski was arrested last night in front of the building opposite the Ministry of Interior. He is charged with "criminal association for purposes of hostile activity" after several past hearings...

Parliament strips Gruevski of his parliamentary immunity

In a plenary session, without a debate, Parliament, with 62 votes in favor, accepted the recommendation from the Commission for Procedural and Mandate-Immunity Issues to strip Nikola Gruevski of his immunity. The court has requested that Gruevski be detained for election fraud in the "Titanic" case, for irregularities in the construction of highways in the "Trajectory" case, the demolition of...

Appellate Court rejects Janakieski and Bozinovski’s appeals for release from custody

After yesterday's sessions, the Criminal Council of the Skopje Court of Appeal, today decided to reject the appeals of the indicted Mile Janakieski and Kiril Bozinovski regarding the 30-day detention measure for the SPO's case "Titanic". "After the public sessions, the Criminal Council of the Skopje Court of Appeal have rejected the appeals of defendants Mile Janakieski from Skopje and...

Zaev concerned about parliamentary majority for constitutional changes

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today said that Nikola Gruevski's escape is not related to the vote in Parliament for the start of the changes to the Constitution stemming from the Prespa Agreement, however, nevertheless, he added that he is concerned about the parliamentary majority. "For me the first priority is the political process in Parliament, and that's because we providing...

Macedonia “rife” with hate speech with cases rarely reaching court

Since the new legislative amendments to the Criminal Code for Hate Speech came into force in February 2014, the Skopje Criminal Court has only charged two individuals with a fine over hate speech. The number of fines is very small in comparison to the 341 cases recorded on the digital platform "Report and Resist Hate Speech" in the same period, while...

Gruevski wrote on Facebook: Head’s up, better times are coming

Former prime minister and former leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, after today's verdict to two years imprisonment, sentenced by the Criminal Court in the "Tank" case, wrote on Facebook, "better times are coming". "Heads up, my proud citizens of Macedonia. This is your country, we will not let you down and we will be side by side with you, in...

Zoran Zaev acquitted in “Bribe” case

Today, the Criminal Court acquitted Prime Minister Zoran Zaev for the crime regarding bribery. Judge Darko Todorovski from the Basic Court Skopje released Zaev from the charges. Reading the verdict, Judge Todorovski stated that the prosecution failed to prove that Zaev while acting as mayor of Strumica committed a criminal act to receive a bribe of 160,000 euros from businessman...

Government Judicial Council “passes” Court Laws with reservations

The Council for Monitoring the Implementation of Strategy for Reform of the Judicial Sector, led by prime minister Zoran Zaev reviewed the draft laws for the courts and the Court Council, with “reservations”. However, according to the statement made by the Government, the draft laws are t be used next week in Parliament. Namely, the deputy minister for justice,...

Helsinki Committee: No laws were broken when MPs were detained

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights has not found any violations of procedures under the Constitution and the Laws regarding the detainment of six MPs suspected of violence, which occurred in Parliament on the 27th of April, last year. Today, the Helsinki Committee reported that they had come to this conclusion after complaints were filed by MPs from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE, concerning...

VMRO-DPMNE wants the court to release the detainees suspected of violence on April 27th

Dozens of unjustifiably detained citizens, instead of spending New Year with their families, spent the new year in cold cells, says the opposition VMRO-DPMNE and reacted to the prolonged detention of the suspects of violence in Parliament on April 27th. The party says the detainees are "victims of political persecution, felt by the Inquisition of the 21st Century on their...

Baily: There must be responsibility for April 27th, but also the presumption of innocence

Today, the US Ambassador to the country, Jess Baily, said that the US Embassy is closely following events related to the incident in Parliament which occurred on April 27th, and that the police, prosecution and justice systems must act transparently, while respecting the highest standards in carrying out this process . “The police, the prosecution and the justice system must...

Xhaferi: If I receive a request for the revocation of immunity, I will act in accordance with procedure

Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi stated that he has not received a request to revoke the immunity of the MPs who were arrested today due to the violence in Parliament on April 27th. He said that if he received such a request, he would forward it to the competent parliamentary committee. “If a request is submitted to me from an appropriate competent...

Kežarovski: I was rotting in a prison cell because of a false witness planted by the secret police

After a decade of trials and several repeated court procedures regarding the case of "Oreshe", the court in Veles gave a freeing verdict for the accused in this case. Journalist Tomislav Kežarovski, who spent a year and nine months in detention because of the "Oreshe" case, has issued a statement on his Facebook profile. "The explanation of the verdict...

Wiretapping is being carried out legally with court orders, say the MOI

The monitoring of communications in the Ministry of Interior is carried out in accordance with the legal procedures - with a court order through the Public Prosecutor's Office, said the Ministry of Interior to "Nova TV" regarding the accusations made by the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, during an interview on " Alpha" television that hundreds of members of...

A court in Gilanje acquits a Nazi of attacks in Skopje and Tetovo

A court in the Kosovo town of Gjilan/Gilanje acquitted Lirim Jakupi - a known Nazi, who has been a member of ethnic Albanian guerrilla groups in Kosovo,  Macedonia and Serbia, and was convicted of attacking Macedonian police in Tetovo in 2004 and Skopje in 2014, reports Balkan Insight. The Basic Court in Gjilan/Gilanje on Friday found Jakupi, also known as Nazi,...

SPO appeal rejected by the court, Kočan will be released on bail pending his trial

Last night, the Criminal Council rejected the appeal from the Special Prosecutor's Office, which was initiated after Sead Kočan, a prime suspect in the "Trust" case, detainment was terminated. Prosecutors from the SPO, Gavril Bubevski and Artan Ajro at today’s hearing put forward their arguments and stated that there have been incidents when Kočan had reoffended and that the bail...