What happened: On 10.11.2020, at 09:23 p.m., at SIA Skopje, it was reported that A.O.U. (29) from Turkey, residing in Skopje, was brought in the Mother Theresa Clinics with severe bodily injuries suffered during a physical assault somewhere in the City Centre by several individuals, whereupon one of the individuals inflicted stab wounds with a sharp object on him. Measures are being taken to solve the case.
Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is the assumed national origin since the victim was assaulted because he belonged to a different nationality, with the bias indicators being:
- Language – the victim spoke a different language from the attackers;
- Ethnic origin – the individuals involved belonged to different nationality.
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 national, ethnic and linguistic groups in society.