02 Nov 2018 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 31 Jul 2015 North Macedonia

Online Journalist Marjan Stamenkovski Brutally Beaten with Metal Bars in Skopje

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CategoryImpunity
Partner EFJ/IFJ
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On 20 July 2015, Marjan Stamenkovski , editor of the “Dokaz” website, was brutally assaulted outside a coffee bar in Skopje by a group of five masked men who beat him up using metal bars. He sustained serious injuries to the head and a broken nose in the attack which also left him with a broken arm. The journalist, who needed treatment at a local hospital, reported the attack at the local police station. “Dokaz” website is an outspoken critic of the ruling party, VMRO-DPMNE in its reporting. In an interview on NOTA TV, the victim said his attackers had sent him “greetings from his former party”.
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02 Nov 2018
On 2nd November 2018, the partner organisations of the platform decided to transfer this alert to the category of ‘impunity’, based on their assessment of the lack of sufficient progress in the investigation of this case.
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