At today’s hearing, journalist and owner of the portal “Burevesnik”, Zoran Bozinovski, in the case against him, where he is being charged for espionage, blackmail and extortion, was fined € 2,000 for contempt of court and inappropriate behavior.

“What I have to say, doesn’t suit you. You are hungry for money. This is a madhouse, not a courthouse. On December 12, your cash machine will run out of money”, said Bozinovski today at the main hearing, which lasted two hours. During that time, Bozinovski argued with Judge Lenka Davitkovska, where among other things, he said that she was a “representative of a criminal enterprise”.

Bozinovski said that in the indictment there was no evidence and that the case against him is pure political persecution, ordered by the former Prime Minister and current leader of the ruling VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, and was carried out by the former Director of the Administration of Security and Counterintelligence (UBK), Saso Mijalkov and the Head of his Cabinet, Toni Jakimovski.

Otherwise, the owner of “Burevesnik” in 2013 was one of the suspects in the “Spy” case (spijun), but because he was unavailable to law enforcement authorities, the investigation against him was discontinued. On April 21, Bozinovski was extradited from Serbia to Macedonia after being arrested by Serbian authorities on the basis of an international arrest warrant.