Amnesty International has strongly criticised a call for Bulgaria's Prosecutor-General, Sotir Tsatsarov, to dissolve the country's biggest human rights group, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, BHC, describing it as "an unprecedented attempt to silence independent and critical voices by the authorities".
Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov and his Russian counterpart Dimitri Medvedev discuss energy projects on August 12. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV.
Prosecutor-general Sotir Tsatsarov told media on Tuesday that Nikolay Malinov has been charged with espionage and that a former senior Russian intelligence officer, Leonid Reshetnikov, has been barred from entering Bulgaria.
Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov requested the Minister of Justice for withdrawal of the Bulgarian citizenship of Sergei Olegovich Druzhinin, Kair Zakhirovich Rakhimov, Vladislav Leonidovich Levitsky, Galina Olegovna Ulyutina, Magdi Kamil Kassabgui, and Mustafa Muhammad Hyusein Hemani, reports BNT.
Bulgaria's Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov has ordered the Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) to carry out an immediate inspection of potential environmental pollution at the district heating companies of Pernik and Sliven, and the thermal power plants of Bobov Dol and Brikel, following a report by the State Agency for National Security of a threat to country's environmental security p
Following a documentary entitled "War for Carcasses" by investigative journalist Genka Shikerova, Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov has ordered an immediate investigation into the allegations of official misconduct and unfavourable contracts concluded by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA), said the Prosecutor's Office, Focus News Agency Reported.
The Plenum of the Supreme Judicial Council will hold a sitting today, July 15, when the procedure for election of the Chief Prosecutor will be opened.
The July Session of the SJC will hold four sessions for the submission of proposals for candidates for the Chief Prosecutor. Proposals can be made by at least three of the members of the Prosecutor's Office and the Minister of Justice.