“Macedonia’s Interior Ministry says it will seek the arrest of conservative former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski on an international warrant after confirming he fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption.

The ministry reacted almost five hours after Gruevski wrote on Facebook that he was in Budapest as police continued searches in the capital, Skopje, to try and locate him.

His Facebook post said that he was asking for political asylum.

‘In the last few days, I have received countless threats on my life,’ it said. ‘I am in Budapest now, and I have requested political asylum from the Hungarian authorities.'” (RFE/RL)