What happened: Following an argument, a fifteen y/o Albanian student from Skopje high school
“Zdravko Cvetkovski” stabbed a sixteen y/o Macedonian student from the same school. According to
the media, several days later the Director of the school and the Head Teacher of the victim’s class
asked the parents of the victim to transfer their son into another school in order to avoid further
Date, time and location of the incident: November 26th, 10:30hrs, Leptokarija Trade Centre, near high
school “Zdravko Cvetkovski” in Skopje.
Source of information: National TV Kanal 5, national newspaper Dnevnik.
Victim(s) involved: One sixteen y/o Macedonian male high school student.
Type of the crime(s): Violence (Art.386), Severe Bodily Harm (Art.131).
Perpetrator(s): One fifteen y/o Albanian high school student.
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. Difference between perpetrator and victim on ethnicity.
2. Nature of violence – The incident was carried out in public.
Status of the case: Unknown.
Response of local authorities: The MOI answered on the Request for information sent by the
Committee that they have submitted criminal charges to the public prosecutor for the act of
Violence against one person.
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