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Bulgaria - Ex-minister brings criminal libel case over unemployment benefit fraud story

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on the Bulgarian judicial authorities to immediately abandon an investigation into a politically motivated criminal libel complaint by a former government minister over a 2013 newspaper report that he fraudulently claimed unemployment benefit in France in 2004 and 2005. Journalist Atanas Chobanov was stunned to learn few days ago that he is the target of a complaint brought by former planning and investment minister Ivan Danov. He has already been questioned (...)

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