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Bulgarian Ultranationalist Leader May Face 5 Years in Jail

Crime | January 8, 2014, Wednesday // 16:48| Views: 1827 | Comments: 8
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Ultranationalist Leader May Face 5 Years in Jail Bulgarian ultranationalist leader Volen Siderov. File photo

Notorious Bulgarian ultranationalist leader Volen Siderov may face up to five years behind bars after the latest incident he was involved in, according to local media.

Siderov, leader of the extremist Ataka (Attack) party, verbally assaulted a French cultural attaché during a Sofia-Varna flight and later attacked a passenger and a police officer in a Varna airport shuttle bus.

As a result, Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov asked that ultranationalist be stripped of his MP immunity.

Prosecutors have gathered evidence showing that Siderov “committed indecent actions, grossly violating the public order and showing a clear lack of respect for society.”

Prosecutors have further noted that he caused a slight bodily harm to Varna police officer Kostadin Kolev who was on duty at the time of the incident.

Siderov would only face charges once his MP immunity is lifted.

Since he has refused to voluntarily give up the immunity, this would have to be decided in a Parliament vote.

Bulgaria’s lawmakers are in a winter break until January 15.

Siderov’s party holds 23 seats in the Bulgarian parliament and has so-far provided key support for the country minority Socialist-led government.

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#8
mr smart - 15 Jan 2014 // 17:13:06

Burn Him

#7
peterperfect - 9 Jan 2014 // 10:30:36

what utter crap

#6
peterperfect - 9 Jan 2014 // 10:28:45

So we rid ourselves of a colourful but out of control maverick. His sentence would be justly deserved bot do we see a martyr appearing?

#5
Optimistic - 8 Jan 2014 // 23:09:48

This is a stitch up.

#4
Benkovski - 8 Jan 2014 // 20:24:49

Great news . This idiot is a disgrace for Bulgaria in general
Needs to locked up. How is it possible that such of scum get a position in the government. For sure have paid a lot of money to buy votes.
Can't imagine that Bulgarian society support him. He don't have a clue how the real world is outside Bulgaria. Hope that the European Union will punish this scum.

#3
Sobieski - 8 Jan 2014 // 20:12:30

Good luck to him!

In times of deciet,

telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act!

Telling the truth to the eu new nazis and there left wing cultural marxist enabelers is what we havevto day!

Islam and eu = Nazis

#2
Philippe - 8 Jan 2014 // 19:15:39

indeed kin hell, impunity is already a famous Bulgarian Trademark.

#1
kin hell - 8 Jan 2014 // 18:35:28

not in a million years will that man see the inside of a prison cell for as much as he deserves it , in any other europeon country maybe , but here in bulgaria he'll get out of it some how and i think most of the counrty will know how