Attempted assassination of Bulgarian liberal leader Ahmed Dogan

Date

21 Jan 2013

Sections

EU Priorities 2020

Press release


Sir Graham Watson MEP, president of the European Liberal Democrats expressed the shock of all European Liberals today at the attempted shooting of Bulgarian liberal leader Ahmed Dogan at the MRF Party Congress in Sofia which Sir Graham is attending. He expressed his relief that the pistol had not gone off as intended.

"Liberals have become increasingly concerned about freedom and the rule of law under Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The European Union may need to mobilise to put the country back on track."

"I hope the government will move quickly to establish the forces behind this attempted murder and to bring them to justice.Sir Graham Watson said.