Six persons who participated in the violent protests in Skopje on 4 July staged against the verdict reached in the Monster murder case were each sentenced to three years in prison. The prosecution dropped the charges for one of the defendants and the court released another for lack of evidence.
The convicted six will remain in detention until the verdict becomes effective. They will also have to pay 26,000 euros for the damage done to the court buildings.
During the violent protests at Bit Pazar, 20 police officers were injured, four of whom sustained severe injuries, while the damage done to the stoned buildings of the Court of General Jurisdiction in Skopje stands at about 1.6 million denars.