And SDSM will fight against amnesty for "Monstrum"
Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski announced an amendment intervention so that the amnesty does not apply to "Monstrum", the crime for which the Aziri couple was convicted. The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, called on the prime minister to resign as soon as he allowed the accomplices in the brutal murder to be covered by the amnesty.
The government partners SDSM and the Alliance for Albanians will still break the spears for the amnesty law, because it also covers the crime of assisting a perpetrator after a crime has been committed, which means freedom for Feyzi and Haki Aziri convicted in the case "Monster" (we are talking about the five-fold murder at Smilkovo Lake).
The law will be put into parliamentary procedure after ten days, after the Minister of Justice Krenar Loga returns from the USA. Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski announced an amendment intervention in order for the amnesty not to apply to the crime for which the Aziri couple was convicted. The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, on the other hand, called on the prime minister to resign as soon as he allowed the aides in the brutal and heinous murder to be covered by the amnesty.
SDSM sources briefed "Sloboden Pechat" that the law on amnesty, although it passed the government session, does not mean that it will be released to the Assembly in the form that Loga has already published on the website of the Ministry of Justice. Several scenarios are being announced. First, the draft law has to undergo changes again before it leaves the Government, after it has already been sent back for approval once. Then Loga verbally threatened that he will resign from his ministerial post if the law is not passed. Secondly, in order not to aggravate the relations between the government partners, the draft law should be sent to the Parliament without additional corrections, but the parliamentary group of the SDSM should return it to the Government for approval. A third option is for the MPs to intervene through an amendment so that the crime for which the helpers in "Monstrum" are convicted is not covered by the amnesty law.
SDSM briefs that Loga was informed at the government session that the proposal in this form is unacceptable and that the party expresses reservations about who will be covered by the amnesty, about the sensitivity of the timing and that additional analyzes are needed for others as well acts that are covered by the amnesty. The SDSM is determined that a distinction must be made - the crime of assisting a perpetrator after a crime has been committed does not have the same weight as aiding and abetting a theft.
If the draft law undergoes changes in the Parliament, then the amendment would be in the direction that the amnesty does not apply to "assisting a perpetrator after a crime has been committed", in cases where the perpetrators are accused of terrorism and sentenced to life imprisonment or to high penalties for other serious crimes crimes. The interpretation is that the underlying crime in the Monster case is terrorism, that three perpetrators have been sentenced to life imprisonment and that the crime of Haqi and Faizi Aziri should be treated as terrorism.
The lawyer Nasser Raufi claims the opposite. According to him, both Haki and Faizi are covered by the amnesty law because they were convicted of a separate crime and not of complicity.
We did not receive a statement from the Ministry of Justice regarding the Prime Minister's announcement that there will be an amendment intervention in the proposed amnesty law if those convicted of "Monster" are covered by it.
- As soon as the law enters the parliamentary procedure, the parliamentary group of the SDSM will submit an amendment with which such cases will be excluded from the possibility of amnesty - Kovacevski said from the session on parliamentary issues.
VMRO-DPMNE has already announced a blockade with a large number of amendments.
- I hope that Prime Minister Kovacevski is not a tourist at a Government session and when he receives detailed information about the draft laws, especially such specific ones, and that he reads them himself. If he does not do that, then he should leave the place he is currently occupying as soon as possible. The draft law has not yet been sent to parliament, it talks about amendments by the Government itself - said Mickoski.
VMRO-DPMNE came up with a list of acts that are covered by the amnesty law, therefore it will not support it (serious bodily injury, threatening with a dangerous weapon during a fight or quarrel, against legal deprivation of liberty, kidnapping, torture and other cruel inhuman or humiliating treatment and punishment, mistreatment in the performance of duty, endangering security, violation of home security, abuse of personal data, work injury from employment, unauthorized production and placing on the market of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and others, enabling the use of narcotic drugs, serious crimes against human health...).
The Democratic Union also demands the withdrawal of the law, as it believes that it is a political market between the coalition partners SDSM, DUI and the Alliance of Albanians and a continuation of the recent amendments to the Criminal Code, which brutally attacked the legal order.
- Kovacevski, don't bother to write amendments to the law proposed by the Government that you lead. There will be thousands of amendments and be sure that the law will not pass - say the party.