Hungary will not Extradite Gruevski to Macedonia

The former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski was arrested on Thursday morning in Budapest and was taken before a court, which was deciding upon the request for his extradition to Macedonia filed by the Macedonian Justice Ministry. The hearing was conducted behind closed doors, in presence of Gruevski, who was cuffed due to security reasons, and the court ultimately decided to reject the extradition request for Gruevski, setting him free after the hearing. According to the court in Budapest, the conditions required for extradition of Gruevski are not met. Gruevski was approved political asylum by the Hungarian government, after he fled Macedonia in order to avoid serving a 2-year prison sentence for the “Tank” case of the Special Public Prosecution, in which he was found guilty of abuse of official position as PM of Macedonia.