Skopje, August 14, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Authorities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have issued over 760 arrest warrants for people who have received jail sentences and who have been declared wanted.
One of them is also Aleksander Z. from Skopje, who has been a fugitive for more than 17 years. In 1997, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for armed robbery. If he’s not caught in the next three years, he will not suffer the prison sentence, as the offense will become an old offense.
According to the law, a 10 year jail sentence becomes invalid once 20 years have gone by.
Meanwhile, a month ago in Tetovo, Reis S., aged 54 from Gostivar was arrested after being on the run for 13 years.
He was declared wanted since 2001, after he was given a 10 year jail sentence.
According to the Court of First Instance in Skopje, there are around 700 people who have been sentenced and who are on the run. The majority of them have been sentenced for murder, robbery, traffic of narcotic substances, etc. /ibna/