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Joveski authorizes Fetai, Bubevski to continue prosecuting Monster

State public prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski has authorized former SPO prosecutors Fatime Fetai and Gavril Bubevski to continue pursuing the Monster case, sources from the Public Prosecutor's Office told MIA.

Skopje, 17 September 2019 (MIA) – State public prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski has authorized former SPO prosecutors Fatime Fetai and Gavril Bubevski to continue pursuing the Monster case, sources from the Public Prosecutor’s Office told MIA.

Out of more than 20 SPO cases, only three have been fully resolved in court. Some have been sent back for retrial or are awaiting Appellate Court rulings.

The Monster trial on the Lake Smilkovci multiple murders in 2012 is scheduled to resume in the Skopje-based Criminal Court on Wednesday.

The case involves the murders of four teenagers and a fisherman at Lake Smilkovci near Skopje on Apr. 12, 2012. Six men were tried on terrorism charges and sentenced to life in prison.

In Dec. 2017, the Supreme Court revoked the verdicts and released four men from detention.

The case was then taken over by the SPO for a retrial.

The Council of Public Prosecutors on Monday dismissed the SPO prosecutors, transferring them back to their original posts.

Fetai and Bubevski will be prosecuting Monster from the Primary Prosecutor’s Office. ik/mr/

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