What happened: Four minors attacked another minor in a public transportation bus No. 65, and
caused a feeling of fear and uncertainty among the other passengers.
Date, time and location of the incident: February 19th, 14:20 pm in a public transportation bus No. 65.
Source of information: The national electronic media kajgana.mk.
Victim(s) involved: One 17 y/o woman with unknown ethnic origin that was physically attacked and
Type of the crime(s): Violence Art. 386 CCRM, Bodily Harm, Art. 130 CCRM.
Perpetrator(s): Four minor males with unknown ethnic origin.
Brief description of incident with bias indicators: In this incident, the bias motive is the ethnic origin,
citizenship or language, and the bias indicators are:
1. Presumed difference between perpetrator and victim on ethnicity – due to the mixed ethnic composition of
the population in the village of Nikishtane (the village bus No.65 passes through it), the ethnicity of
the victim may differ from the one of the perpetrator.
2. Pattern / Frequency of previous incidents – The incident was carried out in a public transportation bus
that leads to a community with mixed or predominantly Albanian ethnic structure, which is third
such incident in less than two months.
3. Nature of violence – The incident was carried out in public.
Status of the case: Criminal charges pressed.
Response of local authorities: The police stated via the media that they passed criminal charges for
the act of “Violence”.
Impact on the victim(s) and the community: This type of incidents brings into question the general
safety in the country and the cohabitation between the Macedonians, on one side and the Albanians
as the two largest ethnic communities in the society.