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Viktoria Marinova Biography – Viktoria Marinova Wiki
Viktoria Marinova was a Bulgarian investigative television journalist who was raped and brutally murdered in the northern town of Ruse on the Danube river.
Marinova was an administrative director of a private TVN television in Ruse and had launched a new current events talk show called “Detector”.
Her body was found in a park on 6 October 2018 with her mobile phone, car keys, glasses and part of her clothes missing.
Viktoria Marinova Cause of Death
According to Ruse regional prosecutor Georgy Georgiev, her cause of death was blows on the head and suffocation. It was later confirmed to journalists by Bulgarian Interior Minister Mladen Marinov that she had also been raped.
In her last talk show “Detector” on September 30, she interviewed two investigative journalists Dimitar Stoyanov from the Bivol.bg website and Attila Biro from the Romanian Rise Project, who were investigating alleged corruption involving European Union funds.
Marinova is the third journalist to be murdered in the European Union in less than an year after Daphne Caruana Galizia of Malta; and Jan Kuciak of Slovakia and his girlfriend. Daphne Caruana Galizia, who had worked on the Panama Papers revelations, was killed in October 2017 after a bomb exploded in a rented car she was using. Investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend were shot to death in February 2018 in Slovakia.
Viktoria Marinova Age
Marinova was born on 7 September 1988 and was killed on 6 October 2018. She was 30 years old at the time of her death.
Viktoria Marinova Children
She was the mother of a young daughter.
Viktoria Marinova Nationality
She is Bulgarian.
Viktoria Marinova’s Death
Viktoria Marinova’s Murder has drawn international condemnation calling for urgent, full and thorough investigation.
We are shocked and saddened by the horrific murder of journalist Viktoria Marinova in #Bulgaria. We condemn any effort to intimidate journalists from reporting on #corruption. A full investigation must bring all perpetrators to justice. #protectjournalists https://t.co/tIO9A74d48
— Transparency Int’l (@anticorruption) October 8, 2018
“CPJ is shocked by the barbaric murder of journalist #VictoriaMarinova. Bulgarian authorities must employ all efforts and resources to carry out an exhaustive inquiry and bring to justice those responsible.” @at_tgibson #Bulgaria https://t.co/gc6xjyw19a pic.twitter.com/uMU2vIDj7v
— Committee to Protect Journalists (@pressfreedom) October 7, 2018
I will closely follow investigation into horrific murder of investigative journalist Viktoria Marinova in #Bulgaria. #noimpunity for killers of Journalists. Need to quickly determine if linked to her work. Full statement: https://t.co/03YNjQ93CL
— OSCE media freedom (@OSCE_RFoM) October 7, 2018