30-day detention for five indicted for April 27 violence, Mukoski and Vasilevski under house arrest

Criminal Court ordered 30-day detention measures for five persons for ‘terrorist endangerment of the constitutional order and security.’

The indicted have the right to appeal decisions on detention within 24 hours of its receipt to the Appellate Court in Skopje.

The detention follows after Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski told Tuesday that criminal charges have been filed against 30 persons to the Criminal Court related for events in Parliament on 27 April 2017. 28 people are charged with ‘terrorist endangerment of the constitutional order and security’, while two other people were charged with complicity.

After Criminal Court ordered 30-day detention measures for former Interior Minister Mitko Cavkov and four persons indicted for the violent events in Parliament on 27 April 2017, Court rejected the request by Public Prosecutor’s Office to issue same measure to MPs Krsto Mukoski and Saso Vasilevski and they will remain under house arrest.

Court extended the precautionary measures to MPs Ljupco Dimovski, Johan Tarculovski and two other persons.