Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Popular TV Journalist R-ped, Beaten & Murdered In Case That Has Shocked Europe

A popular Bulgarian TV journalist was found raped and murdered in a case that has shocked Europe.

The body of Viktoria Marinova was discovered in a park near the Danube river in Ruse on Saturday.

The 30-year-old had been raped, beaten and suffocated, prosecutors said.

The European Commission has now urged Bulgaria to conduct a rapid investigation into the murder as hundreds of mourners held vigils across the country.

"There is no democracy without a free press ... We expect a swift and thorough investigation to bring those responsible to justice," the European Union's executive said in a tweet.

Bulgaria ranked 111 out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index this year, lower than any other EU member.

While there has been no link established to her work so far, the killing has angered and upset many in a country where people are frustrated with rampant corruption and an inefficient and graft-prone judiciary.

On her last aired TV show, on September 30, Marinova introduced two journalists who were investigating alleged corruption involving EU funds.

She said the regional current affairs show, "Detector", would do similar investigations. RIP Woman!