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An incident between Macedonians and Albanians in Skopje, shots fired from firearms

A number of gunfire shots, a scuffle with stones and bottles hurled, as well as verbal and physical violence took place yesterday evening during the protest in the capital Skopje against the European proposal for the start of the negotiations for North Macedonia's EU membership. The opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski accused that there was a police set-up and an attempt...

Eleven protesters were detained and 47 police officers injured in an anti-EU protest in Skopje

Eleven protesters were detained and 47 police officers were injured, 11 of which have severe injuries and two serious injuries, in yesterday's violent protests in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. The protest was organized by informal groups, but was supported by the main opposition parties from the Macedonian political block - VMRO-DPMNE and Levica. The participants oppose the European...

Anti-EU protests in capital of North Macedonia, today new calls for violence

The anti-EU protest in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, that are openly supported by the opposition parties VMRO-DPMNE and Levica, will continue today, starting from the street in front of the Government and will continue across the Goce Delchev Bridge toward Mavrovka, then to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ministry and will end in front of the Parliament. The...

No shelter centers for abused women in North Macedonia’s Polog region – victims get refuge in other cities

“Violence against women” is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of gender‐based violence that result in, or are likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts," state Article 3 of the Council of Europe Convention on...

Violence against women has been promoted in the Balkans through popular music for 40 years

Ana Ninković, a student at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade caused numerous reactions on the social networks with her documentary film "Violence against women in the domestic songs" that she produced for her exam in "Pop Culture: From digital to trans-media", and through which she is examining the violence against women through music, turbo-folk, pop, rap and...

Pupils in North Macedonia simulate murders from Squid Game, psychologists warn of its dangerous impact

During the breaks, pupils across North Macedonia are simulating murders and are completing other violent challenges copied from the popular South Korean TV series Squid Game. This TV show provoked fierce reactions due to its negative effects on the children and the young people, and in some countries the authorities have recommended that the parents should not allow their children...

Violence against women is on the rise in Mexico. How do Mexicans perceive it?

This story by Timothy S. Rich, Alianna Casas and Carolyn Brueggemann originally appeared on Global Voices on August 2, 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   In Mexico, femicides increased by 137 percent between 2015 and 2020, with the government only formally tracking femicides as a specific crime in 2012. Mexico’s justice system remains woefully ineffective as only 27 percent...

Total of 25-year prison sentences for organizers of violent storming of Parliament of Macedonia

The Criminal Court – Skopje today announced the verdict in the case “Organizers of the 27th of April” and proclaimed the defendants guilty, giving them a total of 25 years of prison sentences. On 27th of April 2017, a mob stormed the Parliament of Macedonia building in Skopje and had severely beaten dozens of MPs, parliament clerks and journalists and...

Journalists announce lawsuit against the state over “Bloody Thursday”

At least 15 journalists were were reporting from Macedonian Parliament during the violent attack and the rampage on the 27 April, announced they will file a lawsuit against the Republic of Macedonia for damages. According to Goran Trpenoski, Dushica Mrgja and Bobi Hristov, the lawsuit's initiators, the state will be sued in accordance to Article 166 of the Law on Obligations - "Responsibility...

Kocijancic: The adoption of the law on amnesty is an important step for reconciliation in the society

The adoption of the law on amnesty concerning the persons that were involved in the attacks at the Parliament on the 27th of April 2017, was greeted by Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations. -The decision by the Assembly to adopt a law on amnesty with a large majority is an...

There is a consensus for reconciliation, but red lines must not be crossed, says Zaev

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, following a meeting with the Coordinative Body for Reconciliation and Integration in Parliament, said that a consensus was reached on the reconciliation process and preparation for a legal solution. "Let's now leave it to the legal teams, who under the leadership of these special groups will take the next steps. Today, we expressed political will. With...

Government condemns violence and calls for atmosphere of reason and constructiveness

The government strongly condemns the violence, hate speech and incitement to violence following yesterday's events which were aimed at manipulating and harassing citizens, says the Government. "We call for an atmosphere of reason and constructiveness so that a meaningful debate takes place and every Macedonian citizen has the opportunity to express his own opinion before the referendum is held, where...

The court returns Chavkov and four others accused of the attack on Parliament to prison

Mitko Chavkov, the former director of the Public Security Bureau , Goran Gjoshevski, from the security of the former Parliament Speaker, Trajko Veljanovski, Dushko Lazarov and Oliver Popovski from the Ministry of Interior and Munir Pepic from the Intelligence Agency, were all re-arrested and transferred to the Shutka Investigative Prison regarding the violent events which took place in Parliament...

AJM and PPO agree to review reports of hate speech against journalists

Representatives of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia had a meeting today with public prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski, where they talked discussed improving the mutual cooperation for issues of common interest. The prosecution informs that AJM president Naser Selmani expressed concern that in Macedonia there is a policy of impunity regarding violence against journalists. Selmani asked Joveski that the Public Prosecutor's...

AJM: 18 journalists were attacked last year and no one has been held accountable

Last year, in Macedonia, 18 attacks nf journalists were reported, of which 13 were physical and verbal attacks, while the rest were insults, obstruction at work and the destruction of property, according to the Report on the Freedom of the Media and the Safety of Journalists in Macedonia for 2017 which was presented today, by the Association of Journalists...

Interpol has issued arrest warrants for five suspects for the violent events of April 27th

Through the Interpol office in the country, the Ministry of Interior issued international arrest warrants for five suspects wanted for the violence that broke out in Parliament last April, who at the moment are in hiding. The five people the warrants refer to, are: Nikola Mitrevski - Koljo, Aleksandar Vasilevski - Ninja, Mladen Dodevski, Dejan Davidovski and Mitre Pitropovski. So...

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...

Memeti: Police violated the right to MPs immunity while taking them into custody

The police violated the right to MPs immunity and the presumption of innocence when the three MPs were detained on November 28th, this year, as part of the 36 people detained who are suspects in the violence in Parliament on 27 April, the Ombudsman found. According to the Ombudsman, the police in this case did not comply with the Rule...

Detention for MPs and Chavkov, Ilievski, Damovski, Durlovski extended

The Criminal Court in Skopje extended the detention to another 30 days for MPs Krsto Mukoski, Sasho Vasilevski and Ljuben Arnaudov, the former Minister of Interior and the Director of Bureau for Public Safety, Mitko Chavkov, the organizers of the protests for "For a United Macedonia" Igor Durlovski, Boris Damovski, Bogdan Ilievski and another 16 people who were suspects...

PPO requests the detention to be extended for Chavkov, Ilievski, Damovski and Durlovski

The Public Prosecutor's Office for Prosecuting Organized Crime and Corruption requested that the Criminal Court extend the detention of suspects connected to the violence in the Parliament on April 27th.. "The Public Prosecutor's Office for the Prosecution of Organized Crime and Corruption submitted to the competent Basic Court Skopje 1 a proposal for the continuation of the pronounced detention measure...