Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Charged with Hooliganism

Crime | April 9, 2014, Wednesday // 15:17| Views: 2001 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Nationalist Leader Charged with Hooliganism Ataka leader Volen Siderov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Prosecution has indicted the leader of nationalist party Ataka, Volen Siderov, over January's incident at the Varna Airport.

Siderov is charged with hooliganism and infliction of minor injuries on a policeman, Dnevnik.bg reports.

On January 6, the nationalist leader was involved in a conflict, which started on an airplane, where he reportedly insulted the French cultural attaché. Later in the shuttle bus at Varna Airport, Siderov continued with his assault, hitting a policeman and a passenger who had expressed his outrage at the incident.

If found guilty, the politician can face up to 5 years in jail.

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