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Chavkov’s family files complaint to the Ombudsman’s Office

Mitko Chavkov’s family filed a complaint to the Ombudsman’s Office on Thursday afternoon. The Ombudsman’s Office informed they will open the case and examine the allegations in the complaint.

Former interior minister and head of the Public Security Bureau, Mitko Cavkov, who is in detention under a court order in connection to the events of 27 April 2017 in Macedonia’s Parliament, has gone on hunger strike at the Skopje prison.

“He is mentally stable, but he decided to go on hunger strike as a reaction to the injustice caused to him with the detention order, as well as charging him with “terrorist endangerment to the constitutional order and security,” said Petar Vasilev, Chavkov’s lawyer.

He informed that he visited Chavkov in prison on Thursday, after requesting an emergency visit and obtaining permission from the judge.

He announced today they will seek emergency medical examination to determine his true health status. Chavkov agreed to be examined. Vasilev expects detention in prison to be replaced with house arrest. On Thursday, Chavkov was also visited by a family member in the prison.