The Death of Bulgarian Journalist Viktoria Marinova: A Scandal, a Murder and a Mystery
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The Death of Bulgarian Journalist Viktoria Marinova: A Scandal, a Murder and a Mystery

OCCRP Staff |
November 9, 2018

Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova was working on what is known as the GP procurement scandal when she was killed. Photo: Facebook


Police say it was a random crime, and the arrested perpetrator has confessed.

But the victim of the brutal rape and murder was Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova — and her last broadcast was about the theft of hundreds of millions of euros from European Union-funded programs in her country.

Even those who had never heard of the so-called “GP scandal” certainly know about it now.

In the program, which aired just six days before she was killed, Marinova interviewed reporters from OCCRP’s Bulgarian partner, Bivol and its Romanian partner, the RISE Project.

Bivol, which broke the scandal in September, was itself threatened after publishing the story.

Credit by - GIJN

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