Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Bulgaria: Journalist Viktoria Marinova Found Raped and Murdered

Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova's body was found in a park Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova's body was found in a park Credit HO
Leonard Rios | 10 October, 2018, 13:22

Viktoria Marinova, 30, was discovered in a park in Ruse, a town near the River Danube, on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Berlin, October 7, 2018-The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Bulgarian authorities to conduct a rigorous, thorough investigation into the killing of Victoria Marinova, presenter and administrative director for local television channel TVN.

Hundreds of journalists protested against government threats against the nations biggest broadcasters - with deputy prime minister Valeri Simonov accusing them of leading a "smear campaign".

But it sparked immediate worldwide condemnation with the OSCE's media freedom representative Harlem Désir writing on Twitter: "Shocked by horrific murder of investigative journalist Victoria Marinova in #Bulgaria".

Kuciak had investigated alleged fraud in European Union farming subsidies by an Italian organised crime group.

The motivation behind her killing remains unknown, and Bulgarian authorities say they have yet to establish a link between her death in the northeastern city of Ruse and her work as a journalist.

Marinov also said - "The DNA evidence is conclusive".

He said Monday that "at this stage let's be careful, not because we don't have anything to say, but because every word uttered loosely could damage our work".

In the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, mourners gathered outside a church.

Interior minister Mladen Marinov later confirmed she had also been raped.

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They said that investigative journalists in Bulgaria are "often subjected to pressure, from mere warnings to intimidation and physical assaults on themselves or their property".

The first episode of her programme, aired on September 30, featured an investigation into alleged fraud involving European Union funds linked to oligarchs and politicians.

"This is a topic on which no other Bulgarian national media dared to report on", he told The Associated Press on Monday.

It was unclear why the pair was detained, but the incident took place just a day after Bivol and RISE published the first part of their investigation alleging massive corruption in EU-funded projects in Bulgaria.

Her death has shocked and angered many in Bulgaria, where people are frustrated with corruption and an inefficient judiciary that has been criticised by the European Commission. "Those responsible should be brought to justice immediately by the Bulgarian authorities".

He quoted from a speech European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made last month: "Too many of our journalists are intimidated, attacked or even murdered".

"A brutal and terrible murder".

Europe has seen the steepest decline in World Press Freedom Index regional rankings over the past year: Malta is now ranked 65th, down by 18 points, and Slovakia 27th, down by 10. An investigation is looking into her personal and professional life. "So, absolutely no version is underestimated", he said, according to state media.

"Her mobile phone, auto keys, glasses and part of her clothes were missing", Georgiev said, adding that prosecutors were probing all leads - both personal and linked to Marinova's job. Kuciak's reporting and his slaying brought down the Slovak government.

In August 2017, Kim Wall, a Swedish freelance journalist, was murdered by Danish inventor Peter Madsen.

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