What happened: On 26.05.2020, at 6:25 p.m., at SIA Kumanovo it was reported that on the Kumanovo-Tabanovce highway an individual was lying on the road. Police officers inspected the crime scene and determined that the individual was a migrant from Afghanistan, aged around 15, wounded in the leg. He was transported to the Kumanovo General Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound in the right shin and received medical care. Measures are being taken to solve the case.
Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is the migrant status, with the bias indicators being:
- Ethnic origin – the victim and attackers belonged to a different ethnic community;
- Location – the location of the irregular migrant route where incidents due to the migrants’ status are common.
Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in the country and the cohabitation among members of different religions in society.