Twenty years in prison for obstruction of justice

Twenty years in prison for obstruction of justice
Erol Rizaov

VMRO-DPMNE and Hristijan Mickoski owe their public gratitude to the Prime Ministers Zoran Zaev and SDSM, the Special Public Prosecutor's Office and the part of the judiciary that are doing the hardest work since declaring independence of the country.  The Prespa Agreement with Greece, removing the blockades for Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as VMRO-DPMNE’s cleansing of the criminal and compromised regime top are the biggest benefit of the party, for which Mickoski now demands punishment for the virtuous people and those who paved the country's future, so this way, without lifting a finger, they want to return to power, while the general pest control in the so-called “White Palace” has not yet been finalized.

Without the peaceful revolution of the citizens, what happened with the so-called "bombs" and the SPO, VMRO-DPMNE would have stifled along with Macedonia in its own mess.

Now, when it is easier to breathe, those who obstruct justice, instead of going to prison, want the citizens’ approval to govern the state because the freedom of leaders and creators of the fallen regime for 11 years, but also the main bosses of crime and corruption was allegedly jeopardized. The have been in opposition for too long, it has been barely two years, which makes them vulnerable to facing justice. The main and most difficult criticism of the new government is that it is not like the old one, to destroy everything that stands in its way. They are no good, because Zaevism was not Gruevism to react effectively with enemies and traitors. They cannot repair and steal in two years what has been ruined and robbed for more than a decade. What a disgrace. This is what is happening in Macedonia, the biggest manufacturer of pearls of wisdom in the world for the ‘Believe it or not’ newspaper section.

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski talks about the suffering of the citizens over the past 28 years as if he were from another planet, and not from Nikola Gruevski's surroundings. Reporters carefully listened to him on Forgiveness day, as he was holding lectures on democracy and law, suggesting new initiatives, and not asking him if he knoew who ruled uncontrollably with the country in those 28 years. Or at least remind him that VMRO-DPMNE was in power for 17 years, and SDSM for 11 years. If he does not recognize the first expert government and Prime Minister Nikola Kljusev as his own, then the result of the great successes is 16:12 in favor of the patriots. For the last 17 years, VMRO-DPMNE has been in power for 11 years. Only DUI has been in power longer than VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM.

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, however, does not remove his stupid smile of readiness for reconciliation with the robbers and criminal organizations that destroyed Macedonia. The fighter in opposition became a diplomat in power. Zaev quite naively wants reconciliation for starting negotiations with the EU and for implementing reforms for faster entry into Europe, which is impossible if it is at the expense of the rule of law. He seeks a political fair competition of who will soon reach the goal, the EU membership. It's the same as playing a different card games with Hristijan Mickoski and Ali Ahmeti, while they are playing another. They play a different game, they count numbers differently and their goal is quite different. The entrance to Europe and the salvation of justice are different things on the opposite sides. Any bargaining with those accused of organizing and ordering the incursion in the Parliament is equal to sitting on a bomb with a lit fuse which they threw themselves to the usurpers of power and the robbers.

We will accuse you of obstructing justice if you hide evidence during investigation. This miraculous sentence is a legal obligation, the main pillar on which the rule of law relies in countries where laws apply equally to all. In Macedonia there is no such law, therefore every day we see a public obstruction of justice in a crucial period for the future of the country, when for the first time there are successful attempts to free this captured state. As prison sentences are pronounced, they frighteningly look for millions of ways with various blackmailing and political agreements to obstruct justice, to save the convicted from going to jail, and to get suspects out of court proceedings. It goes to that extent that politicians like Mickoski demand that public prosecutors be changed, that prosecutors be abolished, prosecutors in the SPO and the regular public prosecutor's office after a party election should be proclaimed convicts as innocent and unjustly convicted.For them to be declared as heroes and holy martyrs who have escaped justice by means of powerful obstructers to the rule of law. All these supporters of crime and corruption, of human rights violations, the bloodshed organizers in the Parliament, would have been taken to prison in any other law-abiding country. In our country, the obstructers of justice demand power.

The warning about obstruction of justice is a magic formula in the law0abiding countries that unbinds the tongues of witnesses and all those involved in the investigation who have any kind of information that needs to be brought before the court as evidence. The attempt to obstruct justice in the light of the gravity of the offense can end with a long-term prison sentence, in some serious cases this sentence could be over 20 years. In Macedonia, it is not accidental that there is no such law, which is why insubordination and arrogance has come to the point where the main obstacles to law and justice are those who should obey and enforce laws most earnestly, starting with the president of the country, supreme judges and regular public prosecutors, in the highest legislative house, from politicians, prime ministers, ministers, party leaders with their co-workers and police officers, experts and investigators, and various other major or minor links from the big chain that denotes the judicial system and rule of law. The justice system does not have the number one reform law for the judiciary that provides for cruel penalties for obstruction of justice, depending on the gravity of the crime. This law demands 61 votes in Parliament in order to be adopted, so it will be very interesting to see who would be ‘against’.

Views expressed in this article are personal views of the author and do not represent the editorial policy of Nezavisen Vesnik