site.btaOhrid Prosecution Demands Passport of Hristian Pendikov's Second Assailant Be Revoked
The prosecution in Ohrid has submitted to the court a proposal to revoke the passport of a person from Bitola against whom criminal proceedings have been initiated for the assault of the Secretary of the King Boris III Bulgarian Cultural Club, Hristian Pendikov.
The person in question has been identified as the second suspect in the case.
On February 8, an indictment against one of the assailants was filed, stating that that the accused had a so far unidentified accomplice, and together they badly injured Pendikov out of hatred based on his national and ethnic origin.
"On January 19, the suspect, together with another person, against whom proceedings have already been initiated and an indictment has been filed, out of hatred based on national and ethnic affiliation attacked the victim, who declared himself Bulgarian, and caused him serious physical injuries," the Ohrid prosecution said in a statement, which explicitly specifies that both the assailants claimed to have "only Macedonian citizenship".
As part of the imposed measures, the prosecution in Ohrid requested that the suspect appear periodically, every seven days, before a certain official or a competent state body.
The prosecution added that evidence is currently being collected to verify the allegations in the report against the suspect, and that the victim Hristian Pendikov must participate in the trial as a witness.
After Pendikov was assaulted, he was transported for treatment in Bulgaria, where he was provided with a place to stay after his discharge from the Military Medical Academy.
The media in North Macedonia report that the court case on the matter is scheduled for February 28.