Ex-Interior minister Cavkov released from pre-trail detention on bail

Skopje Criminal Court released ex-interior minister Cavkov from pre-trial detention on bail in a form of property deposit.

Cavkov is charged with terrorist endangerment of the constitutional order and security in connection to the events of 27 April 2017 in Macedonia’s Parliament.

During the Parliament incident in April, Cavkov was at the helm of the Interior Ministry operational HQ. The Ministry of Interior’s lower structures said that he had failed to issue an order for police action for two hours since the onset of violence, thus putting the life of lawmakers and journalists at risk.