SPPO partially renounced the indictment against journalist Zoran Bozhinovski


SKOPJE, 23.07.2018 – The Special Public Prosecutor’s Office (SPPO) partially renounced the indictment against journalist Zoran Bozhinovski, who will be charged for three criminal offenses of five points instead of three criminal offenses of six points.

The SPPO, which took over the competence in the “Spy” case in March this year, renounced from point 27, because in the indictment the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption, which has so far acted on the case, did not provide a legal qualification for the criminal offense.

In the response of the SPPO to the questions of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) regarding the case of Bozhinovski, it is said that the item refers to the act of another person for whom this person has already been convicted. The court has already been informed about this, and it is expected to bring a decision to stop the procedure for that point.

The Public Prosecutor’s office for prosecuting organized crime and corruption never gave an explanation to AJM to why by March this year it refused to recognize the competence of the SPPO over the “Spy” case.

AJM, Skopje, 23/07/2018