no edit summary
He was sentenced for the second time, on charges raised by the [[schism]]atic [[Macedonian Orthodox Church]] for "Embezzlement" of a donation of 57.000 Euro - money he never touched nor used and which was timely handed over to the court of first instance in Veles, in the first moment when this was requested by the donor, who later testified before the court that Archbishop Jovan is innocent. Based on the donor's testimony the Archbishop was twice liberated, and the third time, after a severe political pressure, he was sentenced to imprisonment.
As a second defendant he was sentenced to a higher prison term (2 years) than the first
defendand (who was sentenced 1 year and 3 months) in 2006.
He was imprisoned on [[August 8]], 2006 and served 256 days before being released.
* [[SCOBA]] Condemned the Imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan by FYROM and asked for his release [http://www.scoba.us/articles/2005-08-11-condemns-jovan-release.html]
* [[Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York|Metropolitan Herman]] of [[OCA]] called for release of Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid [http://www.oca.org/News.asp?ID=1118&SID=19]
* The Church is One
* Autonomy or Autocephaly
* Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. ''[http://assemblyofbishops.org/news/2011/archbishop-jovan-release Assembly of Bishops Condemns Imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan by FYROM and Asks for His Release].'' December 27, 2011, New York.
[http://www.pravmir.ru/article_1203.html Православие и мир - Современные гонения на православных в Македонии]