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Commenting article: Easy Assassination Spot in Downtown Sofia, Bulgarian PM Tells AmCham

The spot before the Central Courthouse in Bulgaria's capital is an "easy" one for shooting, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told AmCham during his annual luncheon with US investors in downtown Sofia shortly after a failed assassination attempt against emblematic mobster Zlatomir Ivanov, aka Zlatko Baretata (The Beret).

"Zlatko Baretata already has been sentenced by the first-instance court. I have always claimed that persons who have been sentenced at first instance will be much healthier if they stay in custody," Borisov told the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, reiterating his comments from the time when he was Bulgaria's Chief Interior Ministry Secretary in 2001-2005 when gangland murders peaked in the country.

"This is a very easy spot for shooting," the PM stressed referring to the spot in front of the Central Courthouse in Sofia, where Zlatomir Ivanov was shot at, and which is located just a few dozen meters away from the Sofia Sheraton Hotel Balkan, the meeting venue for Borisov's luncheon with AmCham.

Philippe - 29 Jan 2013 // 19:18:43

"I have always claimed that persons who have been sentenced at first instance will be much healthier if they stay in custody..."

BB really talks like the Capo di Tutti Capi. And apparently he is more concerned about the health of the criminals than about the safety of the society.

In every normal country an imprisonment as first instance sentence is immediately effective. The prisoner can wait for a higher appeal from his jailhouse.

mut - 31 Jan 2013 // 10:54:03

only in bulgaria you can still remain free to commit more crime or hide away you ill gotten gains if you do ever get sent to jail which probably wont happen

Chushki - 1 Feb 2013 // 09:38:19

Its a sad society where criminals found guilty and sentenced to jail time walk free whilst they plan their appeal which can take up to 10 years (and where they are always acquitted).

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