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Former Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska taken to Idrizovo penitentiary to serve her prison sentence

The former Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska was taken to Idrizovo penitentiary where she will serve the four-year prison sentence for the "Tank" case about the purchase of the luxury Mercedes automobile for the former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. "The person with the G.J. initials was taken to Idrizovo penitentiary" confirmed MOI briefly. In the Tank case, that was opened by the...

Three and a half years prison sentence for ex-president of Criminal Court Skopje

The ex-president of the Criminal Court –Skopje, Vladimir Panchevski, was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment for abuse of authority. He was charged with personally selecting and delegating court cases to judges of his liking, thereby circumventing the case delegating software ACMIS. The sentence was passed late last night in the Basic Court – Veles. The prosecution charged...

Laws passed are waiting for implementation – presented report on Chapter 23

In the past period, key reform laws in the fields of justice and human rights have been adopted, but the results of the practical implementation of those laws, which will be important in the accession negotiations for EU membership in Chapter 23, remains to be seen. This was highlighted at today's policy dialogue "Reforms in Chapter 23" organized under the...

Kotevski will remain a warden at the Shutka penitentiary until the elections are over

At its 123rd session, the Government has evidenced the resignation on part of the warden of the Shuto Orizari penitentiary, Gjoko Kotevski. "Taking into account that the resignation was filed in a period when the presidential elections are due, the resignation will be discussed when the elections are over i.e. as soon as the ban for appointing and dismissal as...

“Empire” case suspects Mijalkov, Kamchev and others to be released from Shutka

The Special Public Prosecutor's Office gave a positive opinion that the detention of suspects in the "Empire" case could be replaced by house - arrest, Makfax writes, citing its own sources. The limited freedom of suspects rests in the hands of judges from the Appeal and the Criminal Court. Should they decide, the suspects who would be released from custody...

SPO files two charges in “Thaler” case against Gruevski, Bozinovski, Janakieski and Dimovski

The Special Prosecutor's Office has announced that it has filed two charges in connection with the "Thaler" case, one for the illegal financing of the political party VMRO-DPMNE, and the other for the illegal construction of the party's headquarters. The indictment for the illegal financing of the political party VMRO-DPMNE was filed against the former leader of the party, and...

USA: Gruevski should serve his jail term in Macedonia

The United States of America believes that convicted MP and former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who is seeking political asylum in Hungary, should serve his jail term at home, said a State Department spokesman for Politico.eu. “After a thorough and transparent legal process, Nikola Gruevski was convicted by Macedonian courts of misuse of office and sentenced to two years in...

Zaev: There is no political deal with Gruevski, he will return and serve his sentence

I strongly and categorically reject all speculation about any political deal with Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said today, while answering journalist's questions after a press conference with the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat. He said that he was convinced that Gruevski would return and serve his prison sentence. "There were many skeptics who said they would never see...

Criminal Council rejects appeal, Gruevski must surrender himself to Shutka Orizari prison

The Criminal Council from the Basic Court Skopje 1 has rejected the appeal of the convicted former prime minister and honorary president of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski. He had appealed the ruling and two-year prison sentence, in the SPO's "Tank" case and is now set to serve his sentence in Shuto Orizari prison. "After receiving several questions from the media, we would...

The court rejected Gruevski’s plea to postpone his jail sentence

The Criminal court rejected the former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's plea for postponement of the jail sentence to two years for the SPO's case named "Tank". Gruevski's attorney's requested that he doesn't go to jail on the 8th of November because of his obligations as an MP and the obligations that have come out from the writing of his...

Gruevski to report by November 8 to serve prison sentence

The former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has received a referral document to report at the jail in Shuto Orizari, where he has to serve a 2-year sentence for the acquisition of the luxurious Mercedez. According to the referral document, Gruevski has to report by the 8th of November in jail. The referral document was delivered this morning at the Criminal...

Goran Grujovski sentenced to one-and-a-half-years in prison for the “Fortress 2” case

The former head of the fifth administration in the Ministry of Interior, Goran Grujovski, who had been on the run, received a one-and-a-half year prison sentence for illegally burning thousands of documents in the "Fortress 2" case, led by the SPO. The other six defendants, employees of UBK, received conditional sentences for falsifying official documents, five of which were...

Macedonian flags were burnt in Kosovo due to the prison sentences in the “Divo Naselje” case

In protest of the decision made by the Skopje Criminal Court for the sentences in the "Divo Naselje" case, Macedonian flags were burned publicly in the Kosovo towns of Gnjilane and Peć, according to Serbian media. "Due to the injustice done against our heroes from the Slavic puppet state, tonight we burned their flag, here in front of the monument...

Seven life sentences, 26 long-term prison sentences for the accused in the “Divo Naselje” case

Seven defendants were sentenced to life imprisonment for the events that occured in Divo Naselje on May 9th and 10th, 2015. 13 defendants were sentenced to 40 years in prison, six were sentenced 20, one defendant for 18 years, two for 14 years, two for 13 years and another two were sentenced for 12 years in prison. These were the...

Journalist Kezharovski tells Zaev to visit the cells at the “Shutka” jail as soon as possible

The journalist, Tomislav Kezharovski, after spending half his sentence in the county jail “Shutka” in the Skopje neighborhood of Shuto Orizari, today suggested that Prime Minister Zoran Zaev visit the cells at the county jail in Shutka. The reason for Kezharovski’s facebook status was the visit of the Prime Minister to the Idrizovo Prison, where he said he was "ashamed...

Macedonian to face 17 years in prison for selling stolen financial data

This past Friday, the Brooklyn federal court has charged Macedonian citizen Dzevair Ametovski as guilty for fraud and selling personal data from stolen credit cards through a web site named "codeshop", US prosecutors said. The 30-year-old Ametovski is facing up 17 years imprisonment and his attorneys, state American media, will not comment on the verdict. Ametovski, who prosecutors say was known...

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,...

What is Vajgl denying: Whether Gruevski said “prison”, or that it was his faux pas?

The rapporteur for the Republic of Macedonia in European Parliament, Ivo Vajgl in his statement for the state news agency “MIA” denied that he had said something in the media about the president of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, or he had conveyed something that Gruevski had told him during his last visit to Skopje. Still, the renunciation doesn’t mention the word...

Vajgl denies that he conveyed something that Gruevski had told him

The rapporteur for the Republic of Macedonia in European Parliament, Ivo Vajgl, today, in his statement for the state news agency “MIA” denied that he had said something in the media about the president of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, or he had conveyed something that Gruevski told him during his last visit to Skopje. "As a person I never personified responsibility...

After five years in prison, today Ljube Boshkoski was released

This afternoon, Ljube Boshkoski was released from prison after being incarcerated for five years, “Fokus” has learned. He was arrested on June 5, 2011, outside the restaurant “Vodenica”, for allegedly illegally financing his election campaign. He was sentenced to five years in prison. In the last five years, Boshkoski was only once allowed to leave prison for his mother's funeral. His case...