Prosecutors lodge case against Ataka’s Siderov and Chukolov over liquor store incident

Prosecutors lodge case against Ataka’s Siderov and Chukolov over liquor store incident

Sofia, January 18, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office had lodged in Sofia City Court indictments against Ataka party leader Volen Siderov and Ataka MP Dessislav Chukolov in connection with an October 9 2015 late-night incident at an alcohol and tobacco shop in Sofia’s Rakovski Street, the Prosecutor’s Office said on January 18.

Siderov and Chukolov face charges of hooliganism, including grossly violating public order and expressing obvious disrespect for society, actions characterised by exceptional cynicism and impudence, and of injuring police officers, the Prosecutor’s Office said.

Detailing the incident that led to the charges, prosecutors said that on October 9, from 9.30pm to 11.30pm, Siderov and Chukolov stood in front of the shop and blocked people from entering it, obstructing access with their bodies and pushing people. A person who tried to enter the shop was hit in the face by Chukolov.

The two Ataka MPs stuffed junk into the shop sales window, kicked boxes inside the shop, and hit the window with their hands and feet, a statement by prosecutors said.