A Macedonian court on Monday (Nov 12) issued an arrest warrant for the country’s former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, after he failed to turn himself in following a corruption conviction.
The warrant, announced by the interior ministry, came after a court in Skopje upheld a two-year sentence against him for abuse of power on Oct 5. Gruevski, 48, was convicted in May of using a 600,000-euro (S$933,000) Mercedes for personal travel even though it had been bought with state funds.
Authorities will issue an international arrest warrant if they fail to locate Gruevski by Tuesday (Nov 13), an interior ministry spokesman said.
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