The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office Skopje has dismissed criminal charges against journalist Branko Trickovski, which were filed  by the Interior Ministry, says the Prosecutor’s Office.

The criminal charge was for endangerment, followed by incitement of the murder of representatives from the highest state bodies from Article 309 of the Criminal Code, as well as for inciting violence to change the constitutional order and for spreading hatred, discord or intolerance on a national, racial, religious or other discriminatory basis. The criminal charges were filed in regards to Trickovski’s column.

“The public prosecutor analyzed the published column of the accused, as well as his statement released on a social network that was the subject of a notification submitted by the Department of Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics at the Ministry of Interior. In order to assess the allegations in these criminal charges, the suspect was summoned to the Public Prosecutor’s Office Skopje “, explained the Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the decision made by the public prosecutor, the offenses Trickovski was reported for are not punishable by this office.