The Macedonian Ministry of the Interior stated Thursday it intended to press charges against opposition leader Zoran Zaev for leaking classified information. Charges had already been pressed against him for plotting coup d’etat and taking bribe.
According to the Interior Ministry, disclosing classified information is punishable under Article 317 of the Criminal Code with imprisonment of up to ten years.
“At the disgraceful press conference on Wednesday, Zaev uttered numerous fabrications and lies. What is more important, he presented details of an agreement on donation classified as top secret. With his indecent act, the accused in the Putsch case undermined the credibility of the Macedonian services thus directly jeopardizing the security of the Republic of Macedonia,” the press release from the Interior Ministry reads.