UK Police Set To Examine Bulgarian Court Evidence against Shields
Shields, 22, is serving a 10-year term for the attempted murder of Bulgarian barman Martin Georgiev , but maintains his innocence.
High Court judges ruled in December 2008 that Justice Secretary Jack Straw has the power to issue a pardon.
A decision based on Merseyside Police's findings is unlikely to be delivered before May, Straw said on Friday.
Shields was transferred to the UK from Bulgaria in 2006 after his 15-year sentence was reduced on appeal, and is serving his sentence at Thorn Cross Prison in Warrington near Liverpool.
In a statement Straw made it clear there was still a lengthy process to go through before he could make a final decision.
"I am determined to make the best and fairest decision that I can, but can only do so after properly assessing all of the material that is available, in accordance with the judgment of the court," said Straw.
Police will speak to UK-based witnesses and study new evidence which came to light after Shields was jailed.
Barman Martin Georgiev was seriously injured after having a paving slab dropped on his head near the Black Sea city of Varna in May 2005.
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you wrote"The British did not get rich from the colonies...."
Sorry to tell you,you know NOTHING about the history of AFRICA!
I have been reading many books recently about South Africa,Botswana,Namibia and today I read Lonely Planet book about TANSANIA as I am plannin to visit some friends
The British e.g. fought wars with the Buren and the Zulus in order to conquer new
teritories and exploid their natural resources.
From Botwsana and South Africa they got diamonds, copper,iron ore and other minerals.
The wish of the British is what everyone agreed to as it happens. The coalition of the willing. I don't think that Israel would have been created if only the Brits wanted it and everyone else was against it. It may have been a British idea but it had universal support.
Like the US invasion of Iraq with everyone's agreement. The invasion of Iraq was the idea of the UN. I don't think the US would have invaded if Britain or some other ally of the US had objections. These things always require consensus.
You inist you know MORE than me!
Already in 1947 THE BRITISH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ENRICQUE
BENIN APPLIED AT THE UNO for PARTITION OF Palestine AND LOGICALLY AS A
RESULT OF THIS PARTITION;
creating the Juish State.
Therefore the UN fullfiled the WISH OF THE BRITISH!
"On May 14 1948, the last British forces left Haifa, and the Jewish Agency, led by David Ben-Gurion, declared the creation of the State of Israel, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 1947 UN PARTITION PLAN. Both U.S. President Harry S. Truman and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin immediately recognized the new state.
Creation of the new state coincided with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls."
What part of "in accordance with 1947 UN partition plan" don't you understand? Who was the UN big guns in those days? Certainly the US, Russia, France and GB? Surely not Germany, Italy or Japan?
I JUST WONDER WHY YOU,AMERICANS KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT WORLD HISTORY!
WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN YOUR SCHOOLS?
OF COURSE IT WAS ENGLAND WHICH CREATED THE ISRAELIS STATE IN 1948.
When I lived in Westwood,LA in 1998,I bought an issue of TIME magazin and on
the cover was written:
"50 years ISRAEL".
If you find this issue in the archives of TIME,read it!
Great Britain was the occupying power in the Middle East after the Great War(First
world war) and Palestine was a BRITISH Protectorat .
After the IIWorld War the British wanted to get rid of the Juish and send them to the desert !
Are you talking about the Elgin marbles? If the British had not taken them, the Egyptians would have stolen them and sold them to rich Arabs and other collectors, like they did with all the artifacts they stole from all the burial pyramids of many Pharaohs. So many artifacts are stolen and end up in private collections never to be seen again. The Brits exhibited them in a museum where the whole world could see them. They returned some of them - no?
As for India - most of the bloodshed was between Indians and Pakistani, not so much between Indians and Englishmen. I don't know about your Indian friends, but my Indian friends have nothing but respect and grattitude for the English and how they behaved in India.
I meant spilling blood.
PLENTY of BLOOD was spilled also in the MIDDLE EAST and is still spilling,because
the British took land from the PALESTINIANS and gave it to the ISRAELIS.
When I heard what an ISRAEL Government speaker was saying,I could NOT
believe my ears.
He said that HAMAS wants to destroy the 2400 year old STATE OF THE ISRAELITIS.
What a nonsense!
There was NOT an Israelis State 2400 yeras ago!
IT WAS THE ROMAN EMPIRE...Bysantium,which was occupying these territories
and the ROMANS forsed the Israelis to leave,after they became Christians.
it seems you have NOT be in the BRITISH Museum in London.
EVEN THE PINNIDDLE ON PIMILCO UNDERGROUND STATION IN LONDON
WAS STOLEN FROM EGYPT,
when EGYPT was a so called British PROTECTORAT...
the British were NOT protecting the EGYPTIANS ...they were there to steal their
archiological treasures and also to control the SUEZ CANNAL.
And as for giving up the colonies without spilling bloos...
ASK THE INDIANS?
HOW MANY INDIANS DIED BEFORE INDIA BECAME A SUVEREIGN COUNTRY in 1948.
I have an Indian friend...VEENA LANA SADANA...you could talk to her...she lives in Santa Monica,CA.
'Left each and every colony in a much better condition than found it. Left the colonies with educational systems, government systems, justice, infrastructure and the concept of public service.'
So true. I wish Queen Victoria had come to Bulgaria and conquered it for some time but she went to India instead and left us to the Turks, and now you see the result... Every paki speaks English!
"WHERE ARE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL THE COLONIES ,
which were making you rich,
which you exploited for CENTURIES and treated as ANIMALS?!"
Now, now. Let's not get carried away here.
1. Zhukov is not British, he is a Russian. He probably got dumped by a Bulgarian woman in the recent past and he has not got over it yet. Give him time.
2. The British empire was not getting rich from the colonies. Quite the opposite, the empire got fed up with supporting the colonies and gave them their freedom with almost no bloodshed, in a very civilized and gentlemanly way. Left each and every colony in a much better condition than found it. Left the colonies with educational systems, government systems, justice, infrastructure and the concept of public service. The British are great people. I will never agree with you on this point.
you are outraged because you had had MAY BE bad experiences in Bulgaria.
LISTEN...when I lived in Golder's Green in London( I lived in the VALE Ave....no public transpotation)
and drove my bycikle to the Underground station.
Once I forgot my byke for some days at the station and it was reduced to a
EVERYTHING WAS TAKEN...tires,weels,sadle,bags...everything!
AND I DO NOT WANT TO SPEND MY NIGHT( in Berlin is now 12 pm) AND LIST
HOW MANY TIMES I WAS CHEATED BY THE TAXIDRIVERS IN LONDON AND
YOU HAVE TO GO WITH OPEN EYES THOUGHT THE WORLD, my dearest,
Thiefs,cheaters,liers (lguns i obmanshchiki) in your mother tonque...
ARE EVERYWHERE ON THIS PLANET!
NAME ME A COUNTRY WITHOUT PRISONS?
If a country has prisons,then there ought to be
LIERS;MURDERERS;CHEATERS;ROBERS and other criminals.
YOU DARE TO CALL BULGARIANS LOSERS...
HEY YOU,BRITISH LOST A WHOLE,
WHERE ARE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL THE COLONIES ,
which were making you rich,
which you exploited for CENTURIES and treated as ANIMALS?!
ah ah aha hah :o))))
now the EU have cut off te funding for your water developement programs!!!!
ah ha ha ha....
you see, u bulgarian losers are goingto be properly properly F**k*d up :o)
i love it :o) there is new wod that has been created in world dictionarys.
bulgarian = Loser :o)
where ever i go in the world, and i travel an awful awful lot i warn everyone i meet about bulgarians and bulgaria :o) i tell them about your stupid corrupt country, and i tell them of how bulgarians cheat lie and steal form people, especially foreigners! how you buy driving licences, university degrees, payoff courts and policemen, steal electricity from your neighbours, steal cars, and steal parts of cars from people that have taken there car to the garage for repairs. bulgarians are EVIL race of immoral beings.
i watcg and waut the day when the EU kick u back to the stoneage where you belong!
go home bulgarian!!! no one want your rubbish people in europe or anywhere else. go home and go to HELLL!!!!!