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Boskoski & Tarculovski

Ljube Boskoski, Johan Tarculovski

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THE HAGUE | 19.05.2010.

LJUBOTEN JUDGMENT CONFIRMED

The Appeals Chamber confirmed the Trial Chamber’s judgment sentencing Macedonian policeman Johan Tarculovski to 12 years and acquitting former interior minister Ljube Boskoski. In a separate opinion, Judge Liu noted that “the fact that a superior can effectively do nothing and still be acquitted of command responsibility is acutely troubling”
THE HAGUE | 29.10.2009.

PROSECUTION WANTS BOSKOSKI CONVICTED

At the appellate hearing, the prosecution called for a conviction of the former Macedonian interior minister Ljube Boskoski for his failure to investigate and punish crimes his subordinates committed in the village of Ljuboten. Johan Tarculovski’s 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 ACQUITTED

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. Ljube Boskoski, former Macedonian police minister, was found not guilty of failing to investigate the crimes committed by his subordinates and to punish them
THE HAGUE | 07.05.2008.

BOSKOSKI AND TARCULOVSKI TRIAL: DEFENCE CALLS FOR ACQUITTAL

In the closing arguments at the trial for the murder of seven Macedonian Albanians, burning of fourteen houses and cruel treatment of some hundred villagers of Ljuboten, the defense counsel of Ljube Boskoski and Johan Tarculovski call for their acquittal
THE HAGUE | 06.05.2008.

LJUBOTEN: ABUSE OF AUTHORITY AND SADISTIC MOTIVE

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. The crime in Ljuboten is an example of ’abuse of authority and sadistic motive’, the prosecution contends
THE HAGUE | 18.03.2008.

EVIDENCE COMPLETED AT LJUBOTEN TRIAL

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.

MACEDONIAN AL-QAEDA

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. Today he 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. Blagoja Markovski contends that this was an ‘internal conflict’, a consequence of ‘terrorist and separatist tendencies’ of armed individuals and groups
THE HAGUE | 04.03.2008.

DEFENSE: LJUBOTEN WAS A LEGITIMATE MILITARY TARGET

In his 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
THE HAGUE | 03.03.2008.

GERMAN JOURNALIST IN A SKOPJE HOTEL

Through Branislav Dimitrov’s evidence, the defense of Ljube Boskoski points to the inconsistencies in the testimony of Franz Josef Hutsch. In June 2007, German journalist claimed that on 12 August 2001 he stayed at the Dal Met Fu hotel in Skopje. According to hotel director Dimitrov, Hutsch stayed in hotel from 22 to 31 August 2001

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