After the resounding and rapid arrest of former head of the Security and Counterintelligence Directorate Skopje (DBK) Zoran Veruševski and the indictment against the opposition leader and chairman of the Social Democratic Union (SDSM) Zoran Zaev, the political destabilization of the country deteriorated rapidly.
According to the complaints that were the reason for the police operation codenamed “Coup”, there was a plot to overthrow the government of Nikola Gkrouefki.
Zaev accused of “treason, spying for (initially unspecified) foreign country” and “executing coup attempt.”
The political crisis has caused great concern in various international fora such as the European Union, the USA and Russia, which have expressed their concern about the high political instability, and that the government’s approach to these serious accusations can create further doubts about the impartiality of the judiciary.
The police operation followed by the postponement of the publication of “bomb Zaev” – a term used for the alleged evidence that implicates a flagrant governance of the VMRO-DPMNE Nikola Gruevski for a wide range of offenses.
These events took place amid both the serious escalation of the economic situation in the poorest country in Europe and other mass protests of students who oppose the proposed government intervention in terms of university autonomy.
Given the possibility of being arrested Zoran Zaev, the SDSM, at an extraordinary meeting held Friday evening unanimously authorized Zaev to start publishing the data, starting next Monday and also to establish a procedure for their publication if he will not be able to do it personally (if he was captured).
In conventional media in Skopje, particularly television stations and the press, in which the government due to financial grants reserves the absolute monopoly, the “presumption of innocence” was not observed.
Also, “security experts” (some of whom had never appeared before in the media), coming from circles close to Nikola Gruevski argued in recent days that “the Greek secret services attempted to orchestrate violent change of government to bring to power a “qualified person” (allusion to the Zaev) to participate in the negotiation process. “
The weight of resistance in unquestioned and almost complete autocracy of Gruevski, architect of the nationalist ideology, going round in Zoran Zaev and SDSM and left to see the dynamics of events that will cause the publication of the “bomb.”