What happened: Four gay men (two of which are minors) were attacked with stones by two Albanian boys. During the attack, the perpetrators were screaming homophobic slurs in Albanian language.
Date, time and location of the incident: 3rd-5th of November (precise date unknown), 12:00hrs, in the
vicinity of the Faculty for Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Skopje.
Source of information: interview with the victim.
Victim(s) involved: Four gay men (two of which are minors).
Type of the crime(s): Violence (Art.386).
Perpetrator(s): Two unknown perpetrators, Albanian males.
Brief description of incident with bias indicators: The bias motive in this incident is the sexual
orientation of the victim, and the bias indicators in this incident are:
1. Victim perception – the victim perceives this incident as hate crime.
2. Nature of violence – the incident was carried out in public.
3. Lack of other motives.
Status of the case: Unreported (victim’s choice).
Response of local authorities: N/A.
Impact on the victim(s) and the community: This type of incidents brings into question the general
security situation of sexual minorities in the society.