FYROM’s Ex Premier Gruevski Requests Political Asylum in Hungary

Former FYROM premier Nikola Gruevski (file photo)

The former Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Nikola Gruevski, posted a status on his personal Facebook page stating that he is in Hungary to seek political asylum. This new development comes on the heels of Gruevski receiving a sentence of two years’ imprisonment for abuse of power while he was FYROM’s Prime Minister, and the issuance of an arrest warrant over the weekend after police could not locate him.

Во последните неколку денови примив безброј закани по мојот живот.Јас сум во Будимпешта сега, и побарав политички азил…

Posted by Nikola Gruevski on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

 

In his statement, Gruevski said that he has received threats against his life and that was the reason he went to Hungary, adding that he will always remain ”faithful to the cause of Macedonia”.