4 Years Prison for Administrators of “Public Room”

The Basic Criminal Court in Skopje sentenced Darko Kostovski and Mihail Panevski, creators of the “Public Room” group on the social network Telegram, to four years in prison each. They are accused of producing and distributing child pornography. According to the indictment, in the period from 19.12.2019 to 28.01.2020, the two defendants, as the founder and moderator of the group “Public Room” on the social network Telegram, were obliged to take care of the content of the textual and audio-visual contents, however, they deliberately allowed the group to make available content – audio-visual material showing obvious sexual acts with a child.