Verkrag en vermoor! Die derde ondersoekende joernalis wat vermoor is in een van die Europese Unielande terwyl sy besig was met ‘n ondersoek en rapportering van die vernietiging van dokumente wat verbind word met bedrog met Europese Unie fondse.
Terwyl daar vermoed word dat die Bulgaarse owerheid daarby betrokke kan wees, is dit betekenisvol dat die Minister van Binnelandse sake Mladen Marinov, nog voordat daar ‘n afgehandelde ondersoek plaasgevind het, verklaar dat dat daar geen bewys is dat die gebeurtenis verband hou met die joernalis se werk nie en dat dit bloot ‘n saak van verkragting en moord is.
Hierdie soort praktyk van hooggeplaastes wat opereer asof hulle onaantasbaar is en mag kan uitoefen oor lewe en dood om hulle ongerymdhede te verdoesel, hoort in géén beskaafde land tuis nie en moet met wortel en tak uitgeroei word.
In Suid Afrika het dit nie alleen honderde duisende lewens ge-eis nie, maar ook die Afrikanervolk sy politieke mag oor ons land gekos na die sluipmoord op dr. Verwoerd. Dit was John Vorster wat direk na die moord ‘n verklaring uitgereik het dat, “this was a one man’s job”. ‘n Veragtelike misdaad wat vandag nog meer vrae as antwoorde verteenwoordig.
Associated Press - 09 October 2018
BULGARIAN POLICE INVESTIGATE KILLING OF TV JOURNALIST
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgarian police are investigating the rape and slaying of a television reporter and presenter whose body was dumped near the Danube River.
Provided by AFP Viktoria Marinova, a Bulgarian TV journalist, was raped and murdered, prosecutors and the interior minister said
Authorities discovered the body of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova in the town of Ruse, northern Bulgaria, on Saturday. Police said she had been brutally beaten, raped and strangled. Her body was found in a park near the river.
Journalist groups and officials in other countries have called for a full and independent investigation into her death after Marinova became the latest journalist to be killed in the European Union.
Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said Monday there was no evidence to suggest the killing was linked to Marinova's work.
"It is about rape and murder," he said. But a Bulgarian investigative online site owner called for an independent international inquiry.
Bulgarian police, however, said they are working on all possible scenarios, examining possible links to both her personal and professional life.
The media freedom representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Harlem Desir, called for a "full and thorough investigation" into Marinova's death.
Marinova was a director of TVN, a small TV station in Ruse, and presenter of two investigative programs.
Her final show was a program about Attila Biro, an investigative journalist with the Rise Project Romania, and a colleague from Bulgarian investigative site Bivol.bg. They were arrested in September south of Sofia during an investigation into the destruction of documents connected to suspected fraud involving European Union funds.
Bivol.bg owner Assen Yordanov said that he couldn't directly link Marinova's slaying to her work, but noted her Sept. 30 show tackled "our very sensitive investigation into the misuse of EU funds. This is a topic on which no other Bulgarian national media dared to report on," he told The Associated Press.
He said his site had received "operational information that hits against our journalists working on this story are being discussed and prepared."
"To get to the truth we are calling for an independent investigation.... we want independent European investigators to get involved because we believe the Bulgarian authorities are part of this country's criminal network."
A vigil will be held for Marinova in the Bulgarian capital later Monday.
The German government has sharply condemned the killing, calling it "a brutal and dreadful murder." A German Foreign Ministry spokesman said that it's imperative "that there's a fast investigation and that this horrible event will be illuminated as comprehensively as possible."
Sven Giegold, a German member of the Greens in the European Parliament, said all of Europe should worry about the killing.
"First Malta, then Slovakia, now Bulgaria. It is unacceptable that in Europe journalists are getting killed again," he said, referring to the killings of two other journalists in those EU countries.
Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia , who investigated corruption, was killed in October 2017 by a bomb that destroyed her car. Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak was shot dead along with his fiancee in an attack linked to his reporting on tax evasion in February this year.
Swedish journalist Kim Wall was tortured and murdered during a private submarine trip in August 2017. Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.