December 12, 2020

A physical assault on a 19-year old male in Skopje

Incident due to ethnical belonging, citizenship or language

What happened: On 12.12.2020, at 11:01, at the Police Station Aerodrom, a 19-year old man reported a physical assault from several individuals near the Skopje Transport Centre.

Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is the assumed ethnic origin since the assault took place because the victim spoke a language different from the attackers, with the bias indicators being:

  1. Language – the victim spoke a different language from the attackers;
  2. Ethnic origin – the individuals involved belonged to different ethnicities.

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 and linguistic groups in society.

Number of victims
Number of Perpetrators
Status of the case
Under investigation
Type of incident?
Physical attack (assault) Violence
A physical assault on a 19-year old male in Skopje image