The court process postponed again! The health state of Archbishop Jovan deteriorated!

On April 26 the current year, the politically motivated court hearing against Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid, the rest of the Bishops, monastics and faithful people of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric, was once again postponed! The last court hearing of this process was held on December 11, last year, and since then, five months in a row, the court hearings are being postponed, with the purpose of imposing pressure upon Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric!

At the event of the appearance before the court yesterday, it was determined that the health state of Archbishop Jovan has been seriously deteriorated and that one month ago a specialist doctor has issued his findings that Archbishop Jovan should undergo surgery. It was concluded that the opinion of the specialist doctor had been approved by the court, but the investigative prison where Archbishop Jovan is being held in detention, locked in a cell for 23 hours per day, for one whole month is not provided him with the basic health protection!

Obviously, the ultimate goal of the pressures that the unrecognized Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) and its schismatic archbishop are imposing, is the final destruction of Archbishop Jovan and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric. The pressures consist of the following: the unrecognized, state-sponsored MOC and its schismatic archbishop are the sole reason for all accusations, rigged court processes and imprisonments of Archbishop Jovan in the last ten years, and recently their demands are expanding to include the whole of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric! In the meantime, the government is facing international reports on the violation of the basic human freedoms in R. Macedonia, expressed exactly through the selective police and judiciary persecution!