The head of surveillance of the Ministry of Interior remanded in custody

The head of surveillance of the Ministry of Interior remanded in custody

Skopje, 31 March 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Criminal Court of Skopje has remanded the head of the fifth directorate of surveillance at the Ministry of Interior, Goran Grujevski, into custody for 30 days. Grujevski is the main suspect for the destruction of surveillance equipment at the Directorate of Security and Counterintelligence. This security measure was requested by the Special Prosecution.

Along with four other suspects, Grujevski is accused of destroying surveillance materials last year, at the time that the wiretapping affair had broken out, leading to the publication of registered conversations by the leader of Macedonian opposition, Zoran Zaev.

Among the suspects for this case is also the former Interior minister, Gordana Jankulovska.

Court has ordered for her and for several others to be watched, for their passports to be seized and to appear regularly in front of an officer of the court. The destruction of electronic equipment may receive 5 to 20 years in prison.

Opposition leader said that the registrations were made by the Ministry of Interior, but he also mentioned the name of Goran Grujevski as the responsible official for the surveillance. /ibna/