November 12, 2019

Migrants assaulted and robbed in Lipkovo

Incident due to a refugee or migrant status
incidents committed due to ethnicity
Racial or other discrimination

What happened: On 12.11.2019, at 2:00 p.m., at the Transit Centre – Tabanovce, N.A. (35) and H.M. (38), two
migrants from Iran, reported that several individuals from the village of Lojane, Lipkovo Municipality, seized
their money and mobile phones, while one of the individuals raped an Afghan female migrant, who they later transported to Serbia, according to the report. Measures are being taken to solve the case.

Date, time and place of incident: 12.11.2019, 2:00 p.m., Skopje.
Source of information: MOI’s daily newsletter.
Victim(s) involved: Three victims.
Type of crime(s): Robbery (Article 237, CC of RNM).
Perpetrator(s): Several unidentified perpetrators.
Brief description of the event with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is ethnicity, with the bias
indicators being:
1. Ethnicity – the perpetrators and victims belonged to a different ethnicity;
2. Location – the event occurred in a place where similar incidents have previously been registered.

Status of case: Unknown.
Response of the local authorities: The police is working on solving the case.
Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in
the country and the co-existence among different ethnic groups in society.

Lojane, Municipality of Lipkovo, North Macedonia
Location Name
Lojane, Municipality of Lipkovo, North Macedonia

Number of victims
Number of Perpetrators
Status of the case
No information
Type of incident?
Destruction of property Serious threat Physical attack (assault) Violence
Incident location
Other public location
How did the police react?
They investigated the incident
Have there been similar incidents / crimes in the same location?
Migrants assaulted and robbed in Lipkovo image

Criminal offences

Against Freedoms and Rights
Violation of citizens’ equality Unlawful deprivation of liberty Criminal threatening
Against Gender Freedom and Morality
Sexual assault of a helpless person
Against Property
Theft or burglary Robbery
Against the Public Order


Race Colour of skin Nationality Ethnic origin