Protests take place in Skopje in relation to the death of a man

Protests take place in Skopje in relation to the death of a man

Skopje, 22 October 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

A group of people protested last night in front of the government building, demanding authorities to throw light on the murder of a Macedonian young man killed in 2011.

The young man Martin Neskoski was beaten to death by a member of the security personnel of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

The scandal regarding this murder broke out following the publication of registered materials by the leader of Macedonian opposition, Zoran Zaev, which contained conversations regarding this murder and attempts by the head of the government, including former Interior minister, Gordana Jankulovska, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and former head of Secret Services, Saso Mijalkov to conceal any evidence linking the Ministry of Interior to this case.

Last night, protesters demanded from the authorities to throw light on this case and bring the suspects to justice. Aleksandar Neskoski, brother of the victim, demanded urgent action by the authorities and called on the government to stand down.

“My brother was murdered on the very square where VMRO-DPMNE was celebrating its victory in the 2011 elections. There are thousands of witnesses there and someone must be held responsible”, Aleksandar Neskoski said. /ibna/