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Bulgarian Appeals Court Delays Hearings in Radical Islam Case

A Bulgarian court of appeal on Tuesday granted a defence request to postpone hearings in the case of 13 Bulgarian Muslim clerics sentenced for preaching radical Islam.

Crime | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 19:49 | Viewed: 523

Bulgaria Plans To Use Electronic Tagging of Offenders Under House Arrest

Bulgaria’s judicial authorities plan to introduce electronic tagging of criminal offenders put under house arrest, a prison system official said on Tuesday.

Crime | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 19:01 | Viewed: 548

Bulgaria’s Transport Minister Orders Inquiry into Suspected Diesel Theft at State Railways

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski on Monday ordered an internal inquiry into suspected theft of diesel fuel at cash-strapped state railways company BDZ following a media report.

Crime | January 26, 2015, Monday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1015

Bulgarian Authorities 'Arrested Varna-Based Criminal Gang'

A Varna-based criminal gang is responsible for three cases of murder in areas near the center of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Borislav Sarafov announced on Sunday.

Crime | January 25, 2015, Sunday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1582

Bulgarian, Pakistan Citizens Arrested for Helping Foreign Nationals Stay in Bulgaria Illegally

A Bulgarian national and a Pakistan national have been arrested over helping foreign nationals stay in Bulgaria illegally, according to the Interior Ministry.

Crime | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 13:00 | Viewed: 1110

Bulgarian Court Rules to Extradite Paris Terror Suspect to France

A Bulgarian court has ruled to extradite to France a French citizen suspected of having been in close contact with the Kouachi brothers who had killed 12 people at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Crime | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 17:44 | Viewed: 942

Russian Mobster with Fake Bulgarian Passport Arrested in Vienna

Austrian police have arrested a 44-year-old Russian national wanted for six counts of murder.

Crime | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1005

15 Bulgarian Border Policemen Suspected of Human Trafficking

A disciplinary action has been taken against border policemen at the Kapitan Petko Voyvoda border checkpoint, who are suspected of human trafficking.

Crime | January 19, 2015, Monday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1404

Detained French Terror Suspect 'Knew Nothing' of Charlie Hebdo Attack Plans

Fritz-Joly Joachin, a French citizen who was detained in Bulgaria this week while trying to make it into Turkey, said the terror act at Charlie Hebdo weekly's offices last week had caught him by surprise.

Crime | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 12:14 | Viewed: 969

Bulgarian Court Leaves 'Contract Killing' Group Members in Custody

The Specialized Criminal Court in Sofia has put on remand five of the six members of what authorities say is an organized criminal gang involved in a number of illegal activities.

Crime | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1172

Bulgarian Court Denies Extradition of French Citizen on Abduction Charges

The regional court in the Bulgarian town of Haskovo refused to extradite to France Fritz-Joly Joachin on charges of abduction.

Crime | January 16, 2015, Friday // 18:41 | Viewed: 1518

Gunman Takes Hostages in Paris Post Office

A gunman has taken at least two people hostage at post office in the Paris suburb of Colombes on Friday, according to French media reports.

Crime | January 16, 2015, Friday // 14:59 | Viewed: 858

Bulgarian Court to Rule on French Terror Suspect’s Extradition on Friday

A Bulgarian court will consider on Friday a request to extradite a French citizen charged with having been linked to Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine last week.

Crime | January 16, 2015, Friday // 11:32 | Viewed: 717

Bulgaria Police Hunt Down Suspected Organized Crime Group in Sofia

Bulgaria’s police on Wednesday launched a large-scale operation in Sofia to arrest members of an organized crime group, the Interior Ministry said.

Crime | January 14, 2015, Wednesday // 16:02 | Viewed: 1531

Bulgaria Court Keeps Under Arrest Potential Accomplice to Charlie Hebdo Terror Suspect

A Bulgarian court has to decide within seven days when to consider a French request to extradite a man suspected of having been linked to one of two Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people at the Paris headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last w

Crime | January 13, 2015, Tuesday // 16:59 | Viewed: 4356

French National Detained at Bulgarian-Turkish Border on Suspicion of Terrorism

A French national has been detained Monday at the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point on suspicion of terrorism, according to the press office of Bulgaria’s prosecuting authority.

Crime | January 13, 2015, Tuesday // 08:41 | Viewed: 1472

Director of Pazardzhik Mayor’s Office Shot Dead

Tatyana Stoyanova, head of the Pazardzhik Mayor’s Office, was shot dead Monday evening in front of her home.

Crime | January 13, 2015, Tuesday // 07:33 | Viewed: 1269

Bulgarian Customs Seize 11 kg Heroin at Border with Turkey

Heroin worth over BGN 1M (EUR 500,000) has been seized in a truck at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint at the border with Turkey, Bulgaria’s customs office said on Monday.

Crime | January 12, 2015, Monday // 16:04 | Viewed: 773

Couple Shot Dead Near Sofia Zoo

A 48-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were killed in Sofia on Thursday evening, police say.

Crime | January 9, 2015, Friday // 00:12 | Viewed: 1705

Bulgaria to Extradite Three Suspected Jihadis

A Bulgarian court has ordered the extradition of three suspected members of a jihadist group to Spain, officials say.

Crime | January 5, 2015, Monday // 18:02 | Viewed: 1293

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry Rejects Claims of Terrorism-Related Arrest in Yemen

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has rejected allegations of a Bulgarian arrested in Sana on suspicion of terrorism.

Crime | January 4, 2015, Sunday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1361