Bulgarian Nationalists Firmly behind 'Assailant' of Jehovah's Witnesses
The Bulgarian far-right VMRO formation has cried foul over the charges pressed again regional leader in the Black Sea city of Burgas, who has allegedly organized a violent attack against members of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
The nationalists' regional leader in Burgas, Georgi Drakaliev, faces up to five years behind bars if the accusation that he organized a mob against citizens because of their religious beliefs.
On April 17 several followers of the Jehovah's Witnesses were injured in a clash provoked by a rally against their sect, organized by VMRO. The incident took place in front of the Jehovah's Witnesses House of Prayer in Burgas.
The attackers were football hooligans, VMRO explained afterwards, stating that the party intended to stage a peaceful protest.
On Wednesday, VMRO released a list of the dates of 21 protests they organized against the Jehovah's Witnesses starting May 2008.
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do not cofuse this cult as a religion, be careful on terminology. The wtinesses are provokative and not welccome in Bulgaria. Why does the government persecute those trying to protect Bulgarians from such cults? I think the cult is paying government officials.
I am very happy to see justice being done against these criminals. As the videos proved, they did not intervene to stop the crimes and thereby condoned it. Furthermore, they promised more such action in the press. They deserve the punishment they receive. To ignore it would only encourage more little Hitlers. They need to learn to stop inciting violence and start resolving thier issues peacefully in court, as Jehovah's Witnesses do in every country of the world. Then truth can be presented instead of blatant propaganda.