Gruevski seeking asylum in Hungary

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Posted on November 13, 2018, 12:06 pm
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Former FYR Macedonia prime minister Nikola Gruevski said on Tuesday he had fled to Hungary and was seeking political asylum there, six months after he was sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges.

FYR Macedonia police issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Gruevski, who resigned in 2016 after 10 years in power, after he failed to show up to begin his sentence following a November 9 court ruling against his motion for a reprieve.

On his Facebook page Gruevski wrote that he fled the country after receiving “countless” threats against his life.

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