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Commenting article: Bulgaria Jails 2 Men for Abduction, Blackmail

Two Bulgarian men have been found guilty of the abduction and blackmail of a Jordanian national seven years ago and sentenced to seven years in prison.

Sofia City Court sent to jail Yanko Vatashki and Ivo Metodiev and pronounced the third defendant Dimitar Vassilev not guilty.

The two men are accused of kidnapping Mohammed Atti in 2002 and forcefully keeping him locked at a caravan at the village of Nikolaevo. The defendants tortured the Jordanian national for days on end in a bid to get a ransom of USD 200,000.

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#1
fishbrain - 21 Apr 2009 // 15:17:15

wow that was fast! :)
(no sarcasm)

#2
Mat - 21 Apr 2009 // 14:14:31

It took 7 years to get a conviction?

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