Bulgaria: Siderov in police custody for 24 hours after instigating mass exoduses over Easter

Bulgaria: Siderov in police custody for 24 hours after instigating mass exoduses over Easter

Municipal Councillor, former MP and former leader of the Ataka political party Volen Siderov will remain for one day in police custody after urging citizens not to comply with the emergency measures imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Siderov will be transferred to the 30th Police Department of the Ministry of Interior.

Earlier, the Sofia Prosecutor’s Office requested the search and extradition of Siderov after he did not appear at the summons handed over to him, with the investigator ordering his forced arrest.

On Sunday, Volen Siderov made extensive calls for a breach of the Health Minister’s mandate regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic. The same pleas were sent to the media in the form of a press release entitled: “Come out en masse at Easter and prove that God is above Mutafchiyski!”

Yesterday, the municipal councilor was called to the Ministry of Interior to be indicted and pay bail as a defendant in a pre-trial procedure, as a case was filed against him by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Sofia District. Siderov refused to present his identity when he entered the building and cynically left the Ministry. /ibna