Double Murder: Palevski Issued 40-Day Extradition Detention Measure

On Monday, North Macedonia’s Embassy in Ankara told the country’s Foreign Ministry that the Turkish Foreign Ministry had informed it that on the basis of communication from the Office of the chief public prosecutor of Balikesir, Ljupco Palevski, the principal suspect in the murders of Vanja Gjorcevska and Pance Zezovski, had been issued a 40-day extradition measure.

Sharing information about the investigation into the murders of may compromise that investigation, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said in Skopje. Most likely, the public will find out as late as the start of the court process where the suspects had kept the vehicle before they used it on 27 November and whether the weapon was found.

Spasovski said the opening of the investigation means that the Prosecutor’s Office should be asked questions. Regarding the ballistics report on the seized two guns, Spasovski stated that it was still not prepared.

Also on Monday, Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Security accepted Democratic Union MP Pavle Trajanov’s proposal for all information the Ministry has over the murders that will cover both activities and measures taken by police and other security services related to the case to be submitted to the legislative house.

The Committee tasked Spasovski with submitting the information within 15 days.