The police violated the right to MPs immunity and the presumption of innocence when the three MPs were detained on November 28th, this year, as part of the 36 people detained who are suspects in the violence in Parliament on 27 April, the Ombudsman found.

According to the Ombudsman, the police in this case did not comply with the Rule book on the manner and performance of police matters.

At today’s briefing with journalists, the Ombudsman Ixhet Memeti informed that this situation was confirmed after a complaint was received from the Parliamentary Group of VMRO-DPMNE and the Coalition “For a Better Macedonia”.

Memeti said that a recommendation had been submitted to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Oliver Spasovski, where they requested to conduct a full inquiry for examining the manner in which the police officers acted on November 28th, 2017, and to establish responsibility and to sanction the violators of the rights of the MPs .

The Ombudsman additionally believes that it is also necessary to ask the question, why did the court issue an order for the apprehension and search of individuals who enjoy immunity, without it being previously taken away.