Criminal Court: Charge in 27 April Case Approved

The charge in the case concerning the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament has been approved, the Criminal Court has said. Now, the case should be allocated to a judge through the ACCMIS. In May, four persons were charged for terrorist endangerment of the constitutional order and security. For two persons, unavailable to prosecution organs, the procedure was stopped until their finding. Then, the Prosecutor’s Office said the investigation had shown that the defendants had organised and materially supported the mass protests, first before the State Election Commission, and, later on, the ones of the For Joint Macedonia movement, which had culminated in the violent storming of Parliament. In the pre-investigative procedure, the Office’s suspects were, among others, former Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski, ex-PM Nikola Gruevski, and former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski.