Ivan Geshev

Bulgaria: Members of the Prosecutor's Collegium suggest the Removal of Ivan Geshev

Six of the members of the prosecutor's collegium of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) propose the early release of the chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev due to a serious breach of official duties. This is stated in a message of the collegium uploaded on the website of the council.

Bulgaria: The Prosecutor's Office forbade the disclosure of Details on the Explosion against Geshev

The supervising prosecutors in the proceedings for the alleged assassination attempt against the chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev did not order the performance of procedural and investigative actions with the participation of an expert, outside the list of experts of the competent court and which does not meet the requirements of Ordinance No. H-1 of 14.02.

Bulgaria’s President is Suspicious of GERB’s sudden urge to remove the Prosecutor General

President Rumen Radev announced that before him is the question of whether the request of the prime minister candidate of the GERB-SDS Mariya Gabriel for the removal of the chief prosecutor is the result of hidden interests.

The head of state made his first comment on Gabriel's proposal from Pretoria, where he is on an official visit.

Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General confirmed that his Family was Not in the Car at the time of the Explosion

The chief prosecutor was without his family in the car in front of which an explosion occurred last Monday. This was confirmed by Ivan Geshev in an interview with the National Television and stated that he was in the car with National Security Service officers.

Bulgaria: For Kiril Petkov the Explosion next to the Chief Prosecutor’s Car was Staged

The co-chairman of "We Continue the Change" Kiril Petkov told "Darik Radio" that for him there are two hypotheses about the explosion of a bomb next to the car of the chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev. One is intimidation and the other is staging. The former prime minister specified that from his point of view, the case was staged.

Bulgaria: There Prosecutor General traveled without his Family - His Car was better Armored than the Presidential Car

"Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev was traveling alone in the armored car through the Yarema villa area with his assigned security guard from the National Security Service when an explosion occurred near his car. Members of his family did not accompany him", the Minister of Internal Affairs Ivan Demerdzhiev announced during the parliamentary blitz control.

Bulgaria's National Investigation Service: The Assassination Attempt against the Prosecutor General was Not Staged

"The assassination attempt against Ivan Geshev is not staged, but hypotheses and conspiracies are spreading in the public space, which confuses the public". This was stated by the deputy director of the National Investigation Service, Yasen Todorov.

Bulgaria: International Experts will help with the Investigation regarding the Assassination Attempt against Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev

"Field work ends after the assassination attempt against Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev. From now on, we will work with the operational services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, security services and all international partner services".

The EC and the European Chief Prosecutor Condemned the Assassination Attempt against Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General

The European Commission and the European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kovesi condemned the attempted assassination of Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev. The two institutions expect the Bulgarian authorities to take all necessary measures and investigate the case and bring the guilty to justice.

Bulgaria: There are Suspects for the Assassination Attempt against the Chief Prosecutor

"There are suspects in the attempted assassination of the Prosecutor General". This was announced by acting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs Ivan Demerdzhiev at a briefing in the Council of Ministers, where a meeting of Prime Minister Galab Donev with representatives of the security services was held. However, he refused to give details.