European commission urges Bulgaria to find journalist's killers

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Viktoria Marinova was murdered in fight for truth, says Frans Timmermans

The European commission has urged Bulgarian authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the brutal killing of the journalist Viktoria Marinova, who had been reporting on alleged corruption in one of the EU’s newest member states.

The commission vice-president, Frans Timmermans, said he was “shocked by the horrendous murder of Victoria [sic] Marinova”. He tweeted: “Again a courageous journalist falls in the fight for truth and against corruption. Those responsible should be brought to justice immediately by the Bulgarian authorities.”

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