How Can Bulgaria Let This Happen?

Letters to the Editor | April 1, 2013, Monday // 18:26| Views: | Comments: 0

Most of you know the sad story of little Borko and his family by now. For those who are not familiar with the tragic case, we would like to sum it up briefly:

Dr Litov is the local doctor of the village Selcha (Селча), municipality of Devin, district of Smolyan in southern Bulgaria.

The doctor is being vilified in his village because he helps the poor strays like little Borko that you see in the added picture. A year this May, Borko was beaten so badly that his spine was broken and he was taken in by the kind doctor.

On the 28th of March, a mob was sent to Dr Litov's home, accompanied by a film crew. Little Borko was attacked and beaten again in his own garden.

See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZCnRYYxzaro

Not only is it socially acceptable in Bulgaria for this lynch mob to trespass onto Doctor Litov's property and brutally beat his disabled family dog publicly, in full view of TV cameras, the police are not even interested in prosecuting the perpetrators, refusing to attend the property when called.

This lynch mob and the media staged this shameful act in order to force Dr. Litov out of his home and work, only because he is helping the strays in the village, where there is no vet and no shelter. The news article in no way criticized the mob for their actions, they only blamed Dr Litov for helping strays.

Who are these horrible people who have terrorized the doctor and beaten little Borko?

The man seen beating Borko is said to be Borian Dafinov Kirov.

The TV-reporters who accompanied the crazy mob and filmed the ordeal without intervening belong to:

TV 7 - Bul. James Baucher 100 Sofia - Bulgaria

So tell me why would I want to come to a country that lets this happen ??? People that are sick and twisted do this kind of thing!!!

Allison Maxwell

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