SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s top prosecutor is accusing Interpol of allegedly refusing to issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who has fled to Hungary to avoid serving a jail sentence.
Prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska claimed Wednesday that the international police body has provided no explanation for its alleged decision.
Gruevski, who governed the country from 2006-2016, absconded to Hungary last year after receiving a 2-year jail sentence over the unlawful purchase of a luxury car. Hungary has granted him asylum and North Macedonia is seeking his extradition.
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The Interpol warrant that North Macedonia wanted issued was on additional charges of allegedly being one of the organizers of a violent parliament invasion in 2017. These charges, if proved, carry a maximum 20-year prison sentence.
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