27 April case: Ex-PS Veljanoski and Two former Ministers arrested

On Wednesday, MP and ex-PS Trajko Veljanoski and former ministers Spiro Ristovski and Mile Janakieski were arrested under the suspicion of being organisers of the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament. After the interrogation at the Criminal Court, a 30-day detention measure was issued for the ex-ministers. Veljanoski, however, will not be detained because of his MP’s immunity. Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska said that the detention measure request was a result of danger of escape, influence on witnesses and obstruction of investigation. “Veljanoski left the Court because he invoked the MP’s immunity,” she stated. According to Ruskoska, more details will be revealed at a press-conference at the Prosecutor’s Office. There are five suspects in the case. The other two, as many media reported, are former PM Nikola Gruevski, who is in Hungary, and former Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration employee Nikola Boskoski, who’s been in Greece for more than a year. Answering journalists’ questions, Veljanoski categorically said he wasn’t an organiser of the attacks.