Public Prosecutor: There are grounds for new detentions for April 27 violence

Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski said there are grounds for ordering new detention measures for certain defendants for the violent events in Parliament on 27 April 2017.

Joveski told Deutsche Welle that Monday’s decision of the Supreme Court related to detentions refers to complaints lodged in the part to investigation, and new measures are requested after Public Prosecutor’s Office officially filed criminal charges against 30 persons for events in Parliament on 27 April 2017.

“Public Prosecutor’s Office considers that there are grounds for detentions. For each of the requested security measures there are certain circumstances that are taken under consideration – whether persons are employed, their familiar and material situation, their relations with relatives abroad,” Joveski said, adding that Public Prosecutor’s Office has sufficient evidence to prove this indictment before the court.

He does not reveal the grounds for ordering detention, but circumstances suggest that in most cases the possibility of escape is prevented, i.e. the defendants will be available for trial.

Skopje-based Criminal Court upon request by the Public Prosecutor’s Office ordered 30-day detention measures for five persons.

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