Time: 10:02 p.m. CEST
Ljube Boshkovski, president of the United for Macedonia party and former Minister of Interior from VMRO-Democratic Party for Macedonian Unity in 2001 gave a statement in the temporary offices of the Special Public Prosecution on Monday, according to his lawyer Konstantin Kratovaliev. Boshkovski arrived and exited the offices of SPP after five hours discussion with the prosecutors of SPP.
Boshovski exited the offices handcuffed and escorted with two police officer in a police van and he returned to the prison, where he serves the sentence for the case “Campaign.” He greeted some of the reporters waiting in front of the building in Skopje before entering the van.
His lawyer, Konstantin Kratovaliev stated that Boshkovski gave a statement during the five hours, proportionally to the crime, which is committed by the officials who acted in the case “Campaign.” Kratovaliev said, Boshovski spoke as a witness. Boshkovski’s lawyer said that his client was for the first time at the offices of the SPP but he had previous conversations with prosecutors.
Former police establishment detained Boshkovski a day after general elections in June 2011. On June 6, 2011 police arrested Boshkovski at a local restaurant and suspected him on unlawful financing of political campaign. Later, the court confirmed the changes and sentenced Boshkovski on five year in prison. The case reappeared in the public after opposition president of Social Democratic Union of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, disclosed reported intercepted conversations, partially related to Boshkovski.
The International Crime Tribunal in Yugoslavia trial against Boshkovski began in April 2007 and ended in July 2008. Boshkovski was acquitted of all charges against him.