Ex-Ministers Jankuloska, Janakieski and Others Confess in Titanic Case

Confessing is a moral act, we feel a need to assume responsibility, which is something one shouldn’t run away from. That was the way in which eight defendants explained on Friday why they decided to confess in the Titanic case, in which they are tried for electoral irregularities. In tears, they said the trial had harmed them and their families. “I haven’t been running away from responsibility, nor will I do so. I consider that with my confession, I will contribute to the strengthening of the legal state,” former Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska said. “No person is infallible. Today, all of us here were virtuous enough to confess to that mistake,” former Minister of Transport of Communications Mile Janakieski stated. Those were among the statements with which the confessions came and milder sentences were sought. Among those that confessed was also Martin Protoger, ex-Chief of Staff of former PM Nikola Gruevski. Prosecutor Lile Stefanova stated that the confession should be appreciated and proposed reduced or suspended sentences for the defendants.