Court rejects SPO’s calls to detain Gruevski, Jankulovska… as groundless


A Skopje court has rejected a motion for detention of people accused by the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) as regards its case codenamed Titanic. Also, precautionary measures have been approved.

“The Criminal Council of the Basic Court Skopje 1 in Skopje has reached a decision to reject a motion requesting detention of N.G., M.P., M.J., and G.J. citing ‘groundless’ arguments. For other ex officials, precautionary measures have been ordered requiring parties to report to a court once a week, having their passports confiscated temporarily and a ban on having new passports issued as well as temporary confiscation of diplomatic passports,” the Basic Court Skopje 1 said Monday in a press release.

Also, the court has upheld a motion ordering precautionary measures against a total of 16 people.

The decisions can be appealed in the next three days before the Appellate Court.

Last week, the SPO filed 17 indictments in 18 cases against 94 individuals and seven legal entities.

The SPO’s case codenamed “Titanic” indicts former state officials and high-ranking party representatives for ‘electoral fraud’ committed in 2013.