August 29, 2014

A group of unknown persons surrounded a store in Gjorche Petrov (verified)

Incident due to religious affiliation or religious belief
incidents committed due to ethnicity

What happened: F.M., Albanian, came to the Committee and complained that a group of approx. 20
young people surrounded his store in Gjorche Petrov, short period after the ethnic-based riots that
happened in that neighborhood. According to his statement, the group attacked his son and nephew
one day prior.

Date, time and location of the incident: August 29th, Gjorche Petrov, Skopje.
Source of information: Interview with the victim.
Victim(s) involved: One Albanian male.
Type of the crime(s): Endangerment of safety (Art.144).
Perpetrator(s): A group of approx. 20 perpetrators, Macedonian males.
Brief description of incident with bias indicators: The bias motive in this incident is religious affiliation
and belief, and the bias indicators in this incident are:
1. Victim perception – the victim perceives this incident as bias motivated.
2. Difference between victim and perpetrator on ethnic grounds – the perpetrators were Albanians, while the
owner of the establishment is Macedonian.
3. Lack of other motives.

Status of the case: Unknown.
Response of local authorities: The MOI answered upon a Request for information of public character
sent by the Committee that they have no information related to this incident.
Impact on the victim(s) and the community: This type of incidents brings into question the general
security situation in the country and the cohabitation between the different ethnic communities in
the society.

Gjorche Petrov, Skopje
Location Name
Gjorche Petrov, Skopje

Number of victims
Number of Perpetrators
Status of the case
No information
Type of incident?
Destruction of property Violence
Incident location
Other public location
Have there been similar incidents / crimes in the same location?
A group of unknown persons surrounded a store in Gjorche Petrov (verified) image

Criminal offences

Against Freedoms and Rights
Violation of citizens’ equality Criminal threatening
Against Property
Damage of property
Against the Public Order


Nationality Ethnic origin Religion or belief