Prosecution demands jail sentence for the leader of opposition in FYROM on charges of corruption

Prosecution demands jail sentence for the leader of opposition in FYROM on charges of corruption

Skopje, 4 June 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Public Prosecution in FYROM has demanded jail sentence for the leader of Macedonian opposition, Zoran Zaev on charges of bribery and corruption.

According to the charges, Zaev, who is the current mayor of Strumica, has demanded 200 thousand Euros from a citizen to privatize a state owned land. The Criminal Court in Skopje said that it has received the case against Zaev and that the latter may be handed up to 5 years in jail if found guilty.

Ministry of Interior published a video material a month ago, where Zaev was shown in the meeting with the citizen, who claims that he was demanded money.

This is the second charge made against Zaev, following the wiretapping scandal, where he’s accused of espionage and violation of constitutional order and state classified information. /ibna/