President Radev: Marinova murder case reveals lack of trust in Bulgarian institutions

The case of the murder of television presenter Viktoria Marinova has revealed the huge of lack of trust in Bulgaria’s institutions both within the country and abroad, President Roumen Radev said on October 14.

Radev told journalists during a visit to Troyan that the case also revealed the double standard applied to the value of human life.

Marinova, who was 30, was raped and murdered on October 6. The case was the subject of international and high-profile domestic coverage, and led to political comments from politicians and NGOs linking it to the below-par media freedom in Bulgaria. On October 10, Bulgarian authorities announced that an arrest had been made, of a 21-year-old man from Marinova’s home town of Rousse.

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