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A court in Skopje has delayed the start of a trial of six people charged with the murder of five men in April to January.
|The criminal court in Skopje|
The main hearing in the case, known as Monster, was postponed to January 9, after the court on Thursday accepted the defence lawyers‘ request for more time to study the charges.
The prosecution has pressed terrorism charges against six persons suspected of having organized and committed the gruesome murder.
Two of the defendants, Alil Demiri and Afrim Ismailovic, remain at large. Agim Ismailovic, Fejzi Aziri, Rami Sejdi and Haki Aziri appeared in court.
According to the charges, Alil Demiri and Afrim and Agim Ismailovic committed the murders with automatic rifles, while the others provided logistical support.
The bodies of Filip Slavkovski, Aleksandar Nakjevski, Cvetanco Acevski and Kire Trickovski, all aged between 18 and 20, were discovered on April 12.
The bodies had been lined up and appeared to have been executed. The body of 45-year-old Borce Stevkovski was found a short distance away from the rest.
News of the murder raised ethnic tensions, after groups of ethnic Macedonians staged protests, in some cases turning violent, blaming the killings on members of the countrys large Albanian minority community.
In May, police arrested 20, allegedly radicalised, Muslims, including four of the defendants, in an operation in several villages around the capital.
Kosovo police detained the remaining two ethnic Albanian suspects wanted for killing five Macedonians in a politically-charged case that raised ethnic tensions.
PristinaPolice said they had detained Alil Demiri and Afrim Ismailovic, the last two of six ethnic Albanians wanted for trial over the high-profile killings near Skopje, the capital of neighbouring Macedonia, in April 2012.
The two persons for whom an international arrest warrant was issued were arrested today at about 7pm, Kosovo police spokesperson Arber Beka told BIRN on Sunday evening.
He said that the suspects would remain in preliminary detention for 48 hours until the prosecutor decides how to take the case forward.
The Macedonian prosecution has pressed terrorism charges against the six men suspected of having organised and committed the murders.
The bodies of Filip Slavkovski, Aleksandar Nakjevski, Cvetanco Acevski and Kire Trickovski, all aged between 18 and 20, were discovered on April 12 last year.
Their corpses had been lined up and appeared to have been executed. The body of 45-year-old Borce Stevkovski was found a short distance away from the rest.
The trial, known locally as the Monster case, opened in Skopje in December, while Demiri and Ismailovic were still on the run. The others have pleaded not guilty.
According to the charges, the group wanted to provoke ethnic tensions.
The court case was already coming to a close and the trial was set to resume on Tuesday with closing arguments from the prosecution and defence.
But if the two recently-arrested suspects are extradited to Macedonia, there is a possibility that the trial might have to be restaged.
The arrests on Sunday came after two days of violent protests in Skopje that followed the controversial appointment of a former ethnic Albanian guerrilla as Macedonias defense minister.
The protests escalated into clashes with police for a second day on Saturday when ethnic Albanians took to the streets to demonstrate over alleged mob attacks on their kin by Macedonians during a protest on Friday against the defence ministers appointment.
|Photo by: Sinisa Jakov Marusic|
Skopje was calm again on Monday after the unrest on Friday and Saturday that saw riot police use tear gas and armoured vehicles during clashes with protesters that caused dozens of injuries and led to 19 people being detained and charged.
All major political parties condemned the violent protests and counter-protests that erupted after the appointment of ethnic Albanian ex-guerrilla Talat Xhaferi as defence minister, but they also blamed each other for causing the unrest.