Controversial Bulgarian MP Joins Parliamentary Ethics CommitteeDomestic | August 1, 2013, Thursday // 18:00| views
Metodiev is known as a Roma clan boss, allegedly involved in criminal activities such as vote buying, fraud, beatings and extortion. File photo
Lawmaker Aleksandar Metodiev, aka “Bat Sali”, has been appointed as member of the Bulgarian Parliament’s Committee on Religious Denominations and Parliamentary Ethics.
Metodiev is known as a Roma clan boss, allegedly involved in criminal activities such as vote buying, fraud, beatings and extortion. He was sworn in as lawmaker on July 19.
“I am Sali and I am a gypsy. Look at me, I am a gypsy and I am proud of my origin, and being a black gypsy does not make me a criminal” Metodiev said upon becoming an MP.
On Thursday, Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader Lyitvi Mestan was appointed as member of the Education and Science committee.
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