Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has renewed attacks against a percieved ineffectiveness of the judiciary on the occasion of this week's shooting of alleged major drug boss Zlatomir Ivanov, aka Zlatko Baretata.
In particular, Tsvetanov argued against the practice of release on house arrest of persons convicted on first instance while their second instance appeals are under way, as is the case with Ivanov.
Tuesday Ivanov was shot and severely wounded with four bullets in downtown Sofia while entering the Central Courthouse to appear in his trial, with his life still in danger....
The eu is looking at these problems in bulgaria but as the echr is overloaded with cases it will take years
so therefore if you are looking for justice you will either be dead or left as a victim for even a longer period
victims rights are being ddiscussed in europe and some progress is being made but again its a time factor
The only solution is to fast track caees it just seems crazy to think that either somebody is left in jail longer than should be or that somebody cant access justice because of corruption in an ec country
It seems in bulgaria there is one rule for bulgarian criminals and another for foreigners Time for the eu to act
Mut, the current BG government launched their flagship "fast track mafia court" a year ago which was supposed to deal with the problem of organized crime cases dragging on for years and justice not being served. Unfortunately the judges and therefore the results are the same.
Svetanov is fast to blame justice. However, before the courthouse, there is the prosecution and the police investigation.
Most criminal cases never make it to court just because BB & Co manage not to start a police investigation.
Remember the Biratta.
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