“An assault on an MP is an assault on democracy”, says LI’s Dzhevdet Chakarov MP as Macedonian Liberal leader attacked

LI treasurer Dr. Dzevdet Chakarov MP has insisted that the perpetrators of an attack against the leader of Liberal Democratic Party of Macedonia (LDP – LI full member), Milevski Goran MP, be brought to justice.

Mr Milevski was assaulted in Macedonia Square, in the Macedonian capital Skopje, on Sunday in an unprovoked attack. While the motivation for the attack is unclear, Liberal International has a long-standing commitment to stamping out violence in politics.

Reacting to the news, LI bureau member, Dr. Dzevdet Chakarov MP, said: “It is with deep regret that I received the news of physical attack against our colleague Mr Goran Milevski from LDP Macedonia.  Violence is unacceptable in any form or circumstance and an attack against an elected public official should be widely condemned – an assault on an MP is an assult on democracy.”

“I call for a quick, in-depth investigation by the competent Macedonian authorities in order to clarify the facts behind this crime and bring the perpetrators to justice. I wish Mr Milevski speedy recovery”, added Dr Chakarov.

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