The Veliko Turnovo Court of Appeals has sentenced Georgi Zhelyazkov and Stoyan Stoichkov to 19 and 17 years in prison, respectively, for the murder of Bulgarian law student Martin Borilski, who was killed in Paris in 2000. The murderers have been acquitted before by the first two Bulgarian instances – the Shumen District Court and the Veliko Turnovo Appellate Court.
Now the murderers have 15 days to appeal.
A parallel court trial is pending before the Paris Penal Court in France.
I do hope that this time the Bulgarian judiciary will not succumb. These people have had too much time to enjoy their freedom.