Bulgaria’s chief prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, has announced that his country intends to file charges against the persons involved in the bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists last year, as reported by AFP. “Our aim is to go to court by April of next year, at the latest,” Tsatsarov said.
In July of 2012 an unidentified bomber blew himself up near a tour bus that was packed with Israelis at the airport in Burgas, a popular Black Sea tourist destination, killing himself, five Israelis and the driver. Six months later, the Bulgarians discovered that the people who had conspired with him had links to the Hezbollah terror organization. Tsatsarov said they knew the whereabouts of the conspirators, but have not yet requested extradition.
“If these persons are turned over to Bulgaria, we will put them on trial. If not, they will be tried in abstentia,” the Chief prosecutor stated. “Bear in mind that we will not put an organization on trial, but concrete persons, as is normal in a criminal procedure," he added.