New Lay Judge Appointed, Titanic, Toplik, Thaler and Tenders Cases Continue

A new lay judge has been appointed that will replace the dismissed Mitko Sandev, due to which the cases Tenders, Thaler, Toplik returned from the start, but also the biggest case for election irregularities – Titanic. The Skopje Criminal Court informed that new hearings for the cases are scheduled immediately after the court vacation, at the end of the end of August and the beginning of September. Whether the trials will start from the beginning or continue where they left off, the prosecution and the defence will have the final say. If they start from the beginning, Prosecutor Joveski estimates that it would be to the detriment of the prosecution. He also sees the reasons for this situation in, as he says, the weaknesses of the Law on criminal procedure, so he believes that possible changes to the regulations should be considered.