Trial over 27 April case Continues

On Thursday, several defendants in the trial over the case concerning the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament made their closing arguments. Among them was Vlatko Trajkoski. As he said, ex-PS Trajko Veljanoski gave the order to open Parliament’s doors that day. “If the Parliament’s doors hadn’t been opened by amnestied MPs Krsto Mukoski and Saso Vasilevski, I wouldn’t have been charged with terrorism and violation of the constitutional order. That day, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he stated. Trajkovski confirmed he had sprayed MP Sasko Kostov in one of the halls with a fire extinguisher. “However, I didn’t hit or injured anybody,” the defendant added. Another defendant, Aleksandar Vasilevski, said in his closing arguments that the Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration had destroyed evidence. The court process had started in August against 33 defendants, but 15 were later on pardoned.