Turkish Leader 'Assassin' Trial Spurned by Disgraced Former Ally

Crime | December 17, 2013, Tuesday // 14:07|  views

A still grab from a broadcast by Bulgarian television channel bTV shows Enimehmedov (R) pointing a gun at Ahmet Dogan (C), leader of the party of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria, during a conference. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The former Bulgarian lawmaker Hristo Biserov has once again failed to appear as a witness in the case against Oktay Enimehmedov – the attacker of politician Ahmed Dogan, honorary leader of the Turkish party.

On January 19, police in Bulgaria detained 25-year-old Oktay Enimehmedov after he pointed a gun at the former leader of liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) Dogan as he was delivering his resignation speech at a party conference in the capital Sofia.

Former MP of DPS Hristo Biserov has already missed several court hearings. This time he could not be served a summons because he was not found at any of his addresses.

Sofia City Court magistrates ruled that Hristo Biserov should be compulsively brought to the courtroom to testify as a witness after his previous non-appearance.

Bisserov claimed that the compulsive appearance before the court must be revoked because of his hospitalization during the previous hearing.

In mid-November, Hristo Biserov and his stepson, Ivaylo Glavinkov, were questioned over money laundering and tax evasion. Biserov was charged on two counts - money laundering and filing false income tax declarations. He was released on BGN 25 000 bail.

Bulgarian politician Ahmed Dogan has been removed as witness in the trial against the man who pointed a gas gun at him earlier this year.

The former DPS leader had asked to be removed as witness because of his ailing health.

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Tags: Oktay Enimehmedov, stress, depression, attempted murder, trial, Ahmed Dogan, Hristo Biserov


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