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MOI has identified the persons that opened the front gates of Parliament for the crowds


Skopje, 2 May, 2017 - 16:09 (META) 

The Sector for Internal Affairs Skopje (SVR) has submitted three new notifications about several individuals at the Public Prosecutor’s Office (OJO) regarding the investigation into the violence that occurred at the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia last Thursday.

The notifications were sent after the video footage from the security cameras at Parliament were reviewed and the showed the people who participated in the removal of the blockade of the Parliament’s front gate on the inner side, said the Ministry of Interior today.

On Sunday, SVR Skopje filed criminal charges against 15 people. They are charged with criminal acts of participating in a group that prevented an official in carrying out his duty and participating in a group that committed a felony.

Previously OJO Skopje requested a central warrant to take into custody all of the 15 suspects.

On the 30th of April 2017, eight people were arrested, and were taken before a judge for preliminary proceedings, who ruled that they be taken into custody for 8 days, one person was placed under home arrest, and two people were given cautionary measures.

The MOI added that SVR Skopje, in coordination with OJO Skopje, is continuing intensively to work on further identification of people who were participants in the violence that occurred on the 27th of April.


MOI have strengthened security measures for the New Year and Christmas Holidays


Skopje, 31 December, 2015 - 13:38 (META) 

The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) have increased all security measures in their jurisdiction to cover the upcoming New Year and Christmas holiday celebrations, a traditionally busy time for public travel and gatherings, extra security will provide added cover for public meetings to go smoothly
“The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) would like to inform the public that for the period of New Year and Christmas celebrations and holidays which always involves increased numbers of the public travelling, gatherings, and demonstrations, the MOI ill deliver a secure security situation in all areas of public order, crime protection, traffic safety, as well as at state borders, the securing of public buildings and prominent personalities. We will be taking enhanced measures and actions which were previously planned after temporary monitoring to gauge requirements”, the MOI said in a statement concerning security measures for celebrations in Skopje. T the Department of Internal Affairs will be responsible for the provision of adequate numbers of police officers from all units of SVR Skopje and the staff of the Ministry of the Interior.
Police will have stronger measures at their disposal to cover travel on major roads and to apply to all facilities of the Interior Ministry where New Year celebrations will be taking place.


Armed incident at Skopje’s Clinical Centre


Skopje, 9 November, 2015 - 10:09 (META) 

This morning at the Clinical Centre in Skopje there was an armed incident.

According to unofficial information, the incident resulted in an injured or wounded doctor from abdominal surgery, and was allegedly shot by a disgruntled patient.

Police have detained two people, but the Interior Ministry will confirm the information later.

The entrance to the hospital was shut down and there was an increase in police presence and special forces.

For “Meta” the Department for Internal Affairs said they are checking all information and will announce more details later.


Kotevski: There are no indications the explosions in Skopje and Kumanovo are related


Skopje, 30 July, 2015 - 14:23 (META) 

The police has not found any indications that suggest the bomb that exploded last night near the building of the Sector for Internal Affairs (SVR) in Skopje is related to the explosion in Kumanovo on July 11, is the statement that Meta received from the Ministry of Interior (MVR) to the question whether this is a retaliation to the police raid in Kumanovo. The MVR has warned in a telegram two months ago that there may be retaliation attempts.

– We don’t have any indications to a possible connection in the two incidents. The locations are different, but we can’t speak with certainty before we clear these cases- said for Meta the deputy minister of public relations of the MVR, Ivo Kotevski.

According to official information by the police, the explosion was nearby the building of the SVR in Skopje. The explosion happened ten minutes after midnight after which the employees in the Center for early notification reported the event to the relevant authorities. Injuries have not been reported. The damage is shattered windows of the SVR building and shrapnel in several vehicles that were parked in front of it.

“The scene was tended by police officers from the SVR and by officers from the anti-terrorism department. They investigated the scene and picked up material that is sent for forensic analysis,” is said in the report from the Ministry of Interior.
The explosion in Kumanovo happened on July 11 in 4:30 in a tunnel that connects the city square with a parking lot owned by a private company.

The minister of Interior Mitko Chavkov announced thorough investigation of the event. By today there aren’t any suspects.
Two months ago the MVR informed that it has findings that supporters of the terrorist group that was pursued in Kumanovo has plans to kidnap functionaries in the Ministry of Interior and to attack vital state institutions. The Ministry had sent an instructive message informing all relevant authorities and persons in police departments to increase security measures.