A journalist from an opposition media is beaten in Skopje

A journalist from an opposition media is beaten in Skopje

Skopje, 21 July 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The owner and journalist of the “Dokaz.mk” portal, Marjan Stamenkovski was beaten last night in Skopje.

The journalist said that he was attacked by five people who were holding iron bars in their hands. “I was going home and I saw five people who stopped me in front of my home and started to beat me brutally, hitting me with iron bars”, Stamenkovski said, adding that he knows who ordered this act and that he doesn’t want to issue any other details on it.

Dokaz is an information portal which criticizes the current government, especially the party in power, VMRO-DPMNE. The Ministry of Interior has registered this case and said that the authorities are looking to find the perpetrators.

The beating of journalist is becoming more and more frequent in FYROM and the victims are those who publish anti-government articles. /ibna/