Court decides against detaining former Macedonian PM

The Skopje Court of Appeals has decided against detaining former Macedonian Prime Minister and VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski and four of his associates.

Source: Tanjug
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Skopje (Tanjug, file)
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This came ahead of the trial where they will stand accused of involvement in election theft, the court announced on its website, Tanjug is reporting on Monday.

Previously, the special prosecutor asked the court to detained the accused saying they were flight risks, and could influence the witnesses in the case.

However, the court only upheld a previous ruling to confiscate their passports.

The trial of Gruevski and his associate should start in September or October.

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