Arte TV: Bulgaria's Peevski Tried to Hinder Report about His Properties
Controversial Bulgarian liberal lawmaker Delyan Peevski has attempted to prevent the broadcast of a TV reportage about him, filmed by French-German TV Arte.
According to Bulgarian media, including bTV, the report, titled "Bulgaria, Lonely Fight against Corruption," has been aired by Arte Friday evening. Footage shows how the team working on the TV feature in Sofia has been prevented by police and private security guards from filming real estate owned by Peevski. The team has also been subjected to ID checks.
Very soon after the above incidents, the Bulgarian cameraman (whose identity was kept undisclosed by Arte as was his desire) has received a phone call and was pressured to stop the airing of the film.
Arte say the Bulgarian police have informed Peevski about the presence of the TV crew and the latter had not wanted any reports about him.
After that the report shows footage from the antigovernment protests, informing they are persisiting evening after evening. The video can be seen HERE (from minute 3:41)
The protests seeking the resignation of the Socialist-endorsed Cabinet of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski started on June 14 in response to the scandalous appointment of alleged controversial media mogul and Member of the Parliament from the liberal, predominantly ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), Delyan Peevski, as Chair of the State Agency for National Security (DANS).
The rallies continue, despite the fact that the number of protesters has decreased substantially.
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How dare the foreign press harrass one of our deputies who has never broken the law, always submitted a tax return and has never been investigated dor anything. Peevski should sue ARTE and the Bulgarian journalists who were part of this TV circus should be arrested and thrown in jail for their criminal behavior.
Please note the MRF are not a liberal party, they are a mafia. former DS organization, all leaders were either informants or part of the communist regeme's security apparatus. Peevski's mother was a thief who stole millions from the TOTO. A 32 year, where did he get the money and the media holdings, from his moma and security apparatus