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Seven charged in connection to Parliament attacks

Seven charged in connection to Parliament attacks

Skopje, 12 May 2017 (MIA) - Police have filed criminal charges against seven people in connection with the April incidents in Macedonia's Parliament, it was reported Friday.

"Criminal charges have been lodged against four men from Skopje, aged 42, 39, 43, and against a 43-year old man from Veles, suspected of being part of a mob that will prevent officers from performing their duties. Three other men from Skopje, aged 39, 37 and 39, are charged with participating in a mob that will commit a crime," the Ministry of the Interior said in a press release.

The men, it added, on April 27 after penetrating a police cordon are believed to have entered the Parliament press room where they had attacked two MPs and a personal bodyguard of one of the MPs.

One of the attackers had committed a crime by throwing a camera tripod towards the MPs, another one hit the bodyguard with a metal-leg office chair, whereas another assailant is believed to have kicked an MP while he was lying on the floor, read the press release.

In connection with the events of April 27 in Parliament, a 22-year old man from Skopje and a 29-year old man from Kumanovo have been brought in for questioning for being suspected of taking part in a mob that will commit a crime. They were released after being interviewed.

The Skopje-based Internal Affairs Sector is cooperating with the Basic Public Prosecution so as to take measures aimed at identifying other participants in the events of April 27 in Parliament, stated the press release. ba/14:19

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