U.S. warns Macedonia not to muzzle media in 'coup' scandal

February 6, 2015 7:12 PM

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U.S. warns Macedonia not to muzzle media in 'coup' scandal

SKOPJE (Reuters) - The United States cautioned Macedonia on Friday against silencing the media in a growing scandal over coup charges against the government's chief opponent.

Opposition leader Zoran Zaev was charged last week with conspiring with a foreign intelligence service to topple the government. He had threatened for months to publish evidence of what he says is criminal wrongdoing by the conservative government of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

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