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Bulgaria Charges Seven with Promoting Islamic State, Propagating War

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged seven people with membership of a criminal group preaching radical Islam and propagating war, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Pazardzhik Imam Charged With Membership of War-Propagating Group  

Bulgarian prosecutors have formally charged imam Ahmed Musa Ahmed with membership of a group propagating war and anti-democratic ideology.

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Five Detained in Pazardzhik Released, Imam Remains Under Arrest

Five of the six people detained in the city of in Pazardzhik for suspected propagation of anti-democratic ideology, have been released, BNR radio station reported on Wednesday.

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Bulgaria Nationalist Leader Volen Siderov Gives Up Immunity

Volen Siderov, who heads the ultra-nationalist party Ataka, has renounced the immunity he enjoys as a lawmaker in order to face prosecution.

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Lebanese Police Arrests 'Dangerous' Bulgarian Drug Expert

The Central Narcotics Bureau busted a drug ring in Lebanon, that had employed a Bulgarian chemist to produce Captagon pills for export to a country in the Gulf, Lebanese police said on Tuesday.

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Bulgaria Prosecution 'Subject to Political Pressure' - Chief Prosecutor

The notorious case of 'Filip Zlatanov's notebook' is resulting in pressure being applied on the Prosecutor's Office from all sides, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said on Tuesday.

Crime | November 25, 2014, Tuesday // 15:50 | Viewed: 595

Bulgaria Imam Detained in Operation Against 'Anti-Democratic Ideology' In 4 Cities

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office and the National Security Agency (DANS) are conducting a special operation against radical ideologies in four Bulgarian cities, said the prosecution on its website.

Crime | November 25, 2014, Tuesday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1009

DANS Raids Roma Quarter in Pazardzhik, Seeks IS Supporters

The State Agency for National Security is carrying out an operation in the Roma quarter of Pazardzhik with the support of the Interior Ministry and under the supervision of the prosecution.

Crime | November 25, 2014, Tuesday // 09:44 | Viewed: 935

Mayor of Bulgaria’s Nedelino Charged with Malfeasance in Office

The anti-corruption unit of the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office has pressed charges of malfeasance in office against Stoyan Beshirov, Mayor of the southern Bulgarian municipality of Nedelino.

Crime | November 24, 2014, Monday // 19:34 | Viewed: 637

Hundreds Of Bulgarians Set Up Home Drug Labs

Hundreds of Bulgarians are setting up small-scale home drug labs or marijuana greenhouses, reports the 24 Chasa daily, quoting police sources.

Crime | November 24, 2014, Monday // 11:54 | Viewed: 768

Deputy Mayor of Bulgaria’s Saedinenie Charged with Embezzlement

The deputy Mayor of the southern Bulgarian municipality of Saedinenie, Georgi Trendafilov, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of embezzlement.

Crime | November 14, 2014, Friday // 18:46 | Viewed: 1733

Bulgaria's Parliament Strips Four MPs of Immunity

The National Assembly has approved four of the five requests to lift the immunity of lawmakers submitted earlier this week.

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Bulgaria's Border Police Arrests 41 Syrians At Crossing With Romania

Bulgaria's border police arrested 41 Syrians at the Danube Bridge border crossing with Romania for illegally trying to leave the country, reports Vesti.

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Bulgarian ex-IntMin Tsvetan Tsvetanov Gives Up Immunity

Tsvetan Tsvetanov, a former Interior Minister and current Chair of conservative GERB's parliament group, has renounced his immunity, the party's press office says.

Crime | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 10:09 | Viewed: 1558

Bulgaria's Police Seizes 112 kg Of Heroin

A special police operation seized 112 kg of heroin, worth BGN 14 M, near the border with Turkey, said Bulgaria's Interior Ministry.

Crime | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 16:50 | Viewed: 2069

Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor Asks Parliament to Strip 5 MPs of Immunity

Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has asked Parliament to strip 5 MPs of their immunity from prosecution, including Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Volen Siderov, Georgi Svilenski, Iliya Iliev, Dimitar Dimitrov, and MEP Sergey Stanishev.

Crime | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 13:41 | Viewed: 1822

Group of Racketeers Nabbed in Sofia

A group of racketeers have been arrested in Sofia in an ongoing joint operation of the Sofia Directorate of the Interior Ministry and the Chief Directorate “Criminal Police.

Crime | November 7, 2014, Friday // 21:16 | Viewed: 2612

Ex Mayor of Kocherinovo to Spend 4 Years in Prison over Illegal Logging

The former Mayor of the southwestern Bulgarian municipality of Kocherinovo Kostadin Katin will serve a 4-year prison term.

Crime | November 7, 2014, Friday // 20:54 | Viewed: 2417

4 Bulgarian Customs Officials Charged with Bribery Remain in Custody

The Specialized Criminal Court has remanded in custody four of the five customs officials charged with participating in an organized crime group involved in bribe-taking at the Lesovo border crossing point.

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Police Seize 40kg of Heroin worth BGN 4 M in Plovdiv

40kg of heroin have been seized in Plovdiv in an operation of Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security (DANS) and the Interior Ministry.

Crime | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 17:48 | Viewed: 2272

Sofia Court Stops Embezzlement Case against ex Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov

The Sofia Appellate Court has temporarily suspended the embezzlement case f against former Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov due to the immunity from prosecution he acquired after taking an oath of office as MP.

Crime | November 5, 2014, Wednesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 2236