Justice Minister Mihajlo Manevski must seriously take to solving the problems at the Idrizovo Penitentiary in Skopje and the Government must stop infringing relations with international institutions as this damages the country’s reputation. The latter call was made yesterday by Aleksandar Dastevski, member of Ljube Boskoski’s political party United for Macedonia, as cited today by the daily newspaper Dnevnik. According to Dastevski prisoners’ letters addressed to their party headquarters confirm the assessment made by the head of the EU Delegation to Macedonia, Erwan Fouere regarding the horrifying situation at Idrizovo facility.
‘International community representatives are only provided access to the ‘dignified’ areas. The rest of the facility as well as the female section of the prison have never been seen up until now. According to some female convicts they are living in damp concrete rooms without any sanitary facilities at all’ Dastevski pointed out.