“Target-Fortress” trial adjourned until January 17

The trial in Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) case “Target-Fortress” over the illegal wiretapping and destruction of surveillance equipment has been adjourned until January 17.

Former Administration for Security and Counterintelligence (UBK) officials Goran Grujevski and Nikola Boskoski, former minister of interior Gordana Jankuloska, former UBK head Saso Mijalkov and his cabinet chief Toni Jakimovski are indicted in the case.

Jankuloska, Mijalkov and Jakimovski appeared in the on Friday, while Grujevski and Boskovski are currently detained in Thessaloniki awaiting the decision over extradition to Macedonia.

According to the indictment, 4,286 telephone numbers were under illegal surveillance in period 2008-2015, for which court orders had not been issued. Communications were also under surveillance  prior to the issuance or after the end of the validity of court orders for 1,541 telephone numbers. Over 20,000 citizens were wiretapped during the aforementioned period.