What happened: On 15.05.2022 at 10:15 p.m., at PS Gevgelija it was reported that near the railway bridge in Gevgelija a deceased male individual was found, with a stab wound from a sharp object on the body. Upon inspection, on the individual were found personal identification documents which determined that the person was a 24-year-old migrant from Afghanistan. The inspection of the place was carried out by the Public Prosecutor from the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office Gevgelija and a team of the DIA Gevgelija.
Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is the migrant status, with the bias indicators being:
- Refugee or migrant status – the victim is a male with a migrant status
- Ethnicity – the perpetrators and victims belonged to a different ethnicity
- Location – the incident took place on the migrant route transiting through the country
Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in the country and the cohabitation among the different ethnic groups in society, particularly the safety of refugees and migrants transiting the territory of RNM.