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Greek Supreme Court rejects Macedonia's request for Grujevski, Boskovski extradition

Greek Supreme Court rejects Macedonia

Athens, 18 May 2018 (MIA) - The Greek Supreme Court has rejected the request by the Macedonian Ministry of Justice over the extradition of former Administration for Security and Counterintelligence (UBK) officials Goran Grujevski and Nikola Boskovski, MIA reports from Athens.

The Supreme Court ruled over the defendants' appeal after a Thessaloniki court approved the extradition request by the Macedonian authorities on January 5.

Boskovski and Grujevski have also filed a request for political asylum, which is to be reviewed following the Supreme Court decision. In addition, the two men are also tried in Greece for the possession of fake passports.

The two men were arrested in Thessaloniki on 18 October 2017 under a warrant issued by Macedonia. The two former secret police employees are indicted by the Special Prosecutor's Office (SPO) in connection to its cases codenamed Fortress, Fortress 2 and Target for illegal surveillance of communications and destruction of equipment used for the interception. ik/12:44

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