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Police custody extended by 30 days for former UBK chief Atanasovski

Vladimir Atanasovski, former head of Security and Counterintelligence Administration (UBK), has been remanded in custody for another 30 days, Makfax quotes sources in the Criminal Court.

Atanasovski, a suspect connected to the 27 April 2017 parliament storming, will spend the next 30 days in custody, sources in the capital’s criminal court confirmed to Makfax.

Prosecutors for organized crime and corruption pressed charges against the former UBK chief on basis of joint criminal enterprise (JCE) liability – on charges that he had acted in pursuance of a common plan to invade the parliament.

In the previous hearings in the April 27 case, Atanasovski was pinpointed by defendants as mastermind behind the 2017 violent incursion into parliament.

The concept of Joint Criminal Enterprise widely used in International Criminal Law as a means of assigning individual criminal culpability.

Atanasovski took the helm of security and counterintelligence (UBK) in late 2016, after the then- director Sasho Mijalkov stepped down. Mijlakov was released from police custody and placed under house arrest two days before the New Year’s holidays.