Head of the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption, Vilma Ruskovksa, calls on all competent institutions in the state, but also all international institutions and embassies, primarily the US Embassy and the EU Office, as she says, to once and for all check all facts and make it clear who in this country is fighting crime, and who is committing the crime, reports MIA.
Ruskovska is also asking for EU Prosecutor Laura Kovesi to come if she is able and to check all the cases of the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption since she has been Head of the prosecution, with a special reflection on the cases on Rashkovski, Zekiri and this latest one on Muaremi…
– I, as a prosecutor with over 34 years of experience, of which a prosecutor for organized crime since the very establishment of the Department for Organized Crime of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of RM back in 2004, will not allow a person whose conduct is being checked, to tarnish my name and honor that I have been painstakingly building for years. I learned about honor, reputation from an early age from my parents, both of whom fought the fascists for today’s free and independent Macedonia, my father a lieutenant colonel of a division in NOV, buried with a Bulgarian bullet, and my mother, a Partisan who was in a Bulgarian prison and who also fought on the Srem front…, says Ruskovska in the written reaction in regards to yesterday’s briefing of Muaremi.
The pressure on the prosecutors of the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption by a person appointed by the government is appalling,outlines Ruskovska, as is the interference in the case of the PPO for Organized Crime and Corruption, which is strictly prohibited according to the Law on the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
-If the government wants the state to have real rule of law, and not rule of law portrayed through PR through the media, the truth must come out. I would like to ask how is it that key prosecutors are being attacked, who led cases against Katica, Remenski, Rashkovski and Zekiri, and at the same time are leading also several preliminary investigations for current and former senior government officials, says Ruskovska.
According to Ruskovska, it is precisely because of this attack and pressure on the prosecutors of the PPO for Organized Crime and Corruption that the international institutions, as well as the embassies of the US and the EU need to seriously take measures, because, as she says, this is the least appropriate for a NATO member country and a country that has started negotiations for the EU, where the rule of law is imperative.
-Macedonia is neither a dictatorship, nor a monarchy. In Macedonia, the will of some current or former government officials must not rule so that prosecutors turn a blind eye to any crime, even if it be in the highest echelons of the government, highlights Ruskovska.
Ruskovska also announces that in the coming period she is prepared to share with the public information that the PPO for Organized Crime and Corruption has and will provide, for a person whose conduct is being checked.
-So, let the public judge who is a criminal, and who is fighting crime… there are never two truths, there is only one…, says Ruskovska.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska