IBNA Special Report
Skopje, February 16, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Yesterday, Macedonian opposition published other materials on the eavesdropping scandal, where according to it, the current government has a direct impact on the judicial system. The leader of the largest opposition party LSDM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union), Zoran Zaev, said that the registered telephone conversations show that the head of the secret services and ministers of the current government are having an impact on court decision.
“These conversations show why the courts of the country are filled with political prisoners, how court trials are orchestrated against political opponents, journalists who do not collaborate with the government and all of those who do not collaborate with the state”, declared Zaev.
Zaev published conversations between Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska and former minister of Justice, Mihajlo Manevski on the cancellation of a court ruling; a conversation between the head of secret services Saso Mijalkov and deputy PM for the Ohrid Agreement, Musa Xhaferri on the election of judges and how they shared their influence on the court; a conversation between Interior Minister and a mayor in relation to the appointment of a judge in a regional court, etc.
The second press conference of the opposition, where it has published the so called “bombs”, has sparked the immediate reaction of the party in power, VMRO-DPMNE.
“Opposition leader, Zoran Zaev, continues to collaborate with foreign services by publishing materials that make him hope on seizing power without the support of the citizens. He’s proving on a daily basis that he collaborates with foreign secret services and he has admitted such thing”, said VMRO-DPMNE.
The other party in power BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), where its official, Musa Xhaferri is part of the eavesdropping, said that it welcomes the publication of all the materials that the Macedonian opposition has and that it’s appealing for intervention of the international community to solve the current aggravated political situation. BDI demands transparent investigations by the international community.
Albanian opposition party RDK (National Democratic Renaissance) demands the involvement of the international community in the creation of a special court in order to shed light upon this affair.
“Today we saw how a totalitarian power violates human rights and liberties and intervenes in the judicial system. This requires immediate intervention through the establishment of a special court and the appointment of a foreign prosecution to solve this situation”, said RDK.
The head of the pro government TV Sitel, Dragan Pavlovic Latas, one of the protagonists of the conversations that have been registered, declared that the opposition is showing that it has secured these registered materials by secret foreign services and according to him, there are no proofs that Macedonian police has eavesdropped its citizens. “We have heard conversations between the head of secret services, Saso Mijalkov and Interior Minister, Jankulovska, which means that they have registered themselves. But now, it’s clear that the opposition leader, Zaev, has secured all the materials by foreign services, which is a great responsibility”, declared Latas.
Diplomat Ibrahim Mahmuti told IBNA that this scandal shows that FYR Macedonia is living under a dictatorship rule.
“What we saw was against the law, the will of the citizens, the interests of the country, the principles and universal values of the democratic world where we want to be integrated. Today, the opposition people are challenged by a dictatorship regime. The citizens have two choices: they can either accept this and submit to dictatorship, or condemn this government by demanding public and criminal responsibility”, declared diplomat Mahmuti. /ibna/