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