Suspect in Bulgarian journalist slaying arrested in Germany

Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova's body was found in a park

A man has been arrested over the rape and murder of Bulgarian television reporter Viktoria Marinova, who had highlighted possible government corruption, police said.

"It is about rape and murder", Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said, a viewpoint that was shared by Prime Minister Boiko Borisov.

THE Bulgarian authorities are investigating the rape and murder of an investigative journalist in the northern city of Ruse, the third journalist to have been killed in the European Union (EU) within a year.

No link has been established to her work so far and Borissov criticised Bulgarians who he said had rushed to mention Bulgaria along with Malta and Slovakia, where journalists had been killed recently for their work.

Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said he was shocked by the murder. In the first episode, which turned out to be the last, she interviewed two investigative journalists, Dimitar Stoyanov, from Bivol, a Bulgarian investigative news website and Bulgarian Romanian Attila Biro, editor of the Romanian investigative site Rise Project. I urge them to swiftly identify and bring to justice those responsible and to clearly determine whether this attack was linked to her work.

The attack has shocked the country and drawn worldwide condemnation amid speculation the murder could be linked to Marinova's work as a journalist. Tsatsarov said the evidence suggested it was "a spontaneous attack, not premeditated".

Marinova earlier was an anchor of another program called 'Podium', which aired reports on various topics. But Bulgarian authorities are trying to downplay this part of the story.

The CNN reported that Ruse Regional Prosecutor Georgi Georgiev, said that Marinova's mobile phone, auto keys, glasses and part of her clothing were missing when her body was found.

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While Marinova didn't appear to have been closely involved in the fraud investigation, her show touched on a sensitive subject in Bulgaria, where corruption is endemic. "None of them true", he told the news conference.

"This is the fourth brutal murder of a journalist in a Member State of the European Union since 2017", Gutiérrez said in a statement.

The Bulgaria-based Association of European Journalists said reporters from small regional and local media are under particular pressure and even face threats from local businessmen and politicians, often leading to self-censorship.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is paying "very close attention" to "a very worrying increase" in violence against journalists, especially women journalists, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Police could not immediately cite a motive, but many feared the worst in a country that ranked 111th globally - and last in the European Union - in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index released last month by Reporters Without Borders.

Local people held a candlelight vigil overnight and many left flowers to commemorate Marinova, who left a seven-year-old daughter.

The crime has sparked worldwide outcry, with condemnation from the OSCE and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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