Ljube Boskoski, Johan Tarculovski
The Appeals Chamber confirmed the Trial Chamber's judgment sentencing Macedonian policeman Johan Tarculovski
to 12 years and acquitting former interior minister Ljube Boskoski.
defense contends that Tarculovski's conviction and 12-year sentence were 'not based on evidence'
THE HAGUE | 10.07.2008.
TARCULOVSKI GETS TWELVE YEARS, BOSKOSKI
Johan Tarculovski, former bodyguard of the Macedonian president, was convicted of the murder, wanton destruction and inhumane treatment and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
In the closing argument at the trial of the Ljuboten case, the prosecution calls for a sentence of twelve years in prison for Ljube Boskoski
and fifteen years for Johan Tarculovski
With the testimony of the last witness called by Johan Tarculovski's
defense, all the evidence is now in at the trial for the crimes Macedonian security forces committed in the village of Ljuboten on 12 August 2001.
Closing arguments are scheduled for the first week in May
THE HAGUE | 13.03.2008.
The expert witness testifying in the defense of Johan Tarculovski
yesterday compared the way in which the National Liberation Army
of the Macedonian
Albanians was organized with mercenary activities.
went on to conclude that the 'al-Qaeda did the same things as the NLA
but nobody calls them an armed force, but a terrorist organization'
THE HAGUE | 10.03.2008.
INTERNAL CONFLICT, NOT ARMED CONFLICT
Expert witness called by Johan Tarculovski's defense contests the existence of armed conflict between the National Liberation Army of the Macedonian Albanians and the security forces in 2001 in Macedonia.
opening statement, Johan Tarculovski's
defense contests the existence of armed conflict in Macedonia in 2001.
According to the defense, the attack on the village of Ljuboten - Tarculovski
is on trial for it - was a 'legitimate action by the Macedonian
security forces' aimed against terrorists in the village.
The order was issued by the then Macedonian president Trajkovski