Bulgarian Communist Gets 2 Years In Prison For Flag Burning

The Bulgarian Specialized Criminal Court sentenced flag burner Mihail Mihailov to 2 years in prison. The charges are soiling the national flag and hooliganism.

Earlier this year, Mihail Mihailov filmed himself burning the Bulgarian flag and urinating on it in front of the Sofia City Court. The stated goal of this illegal action was to protest Bulgaria’s legal system, which Mihailov called “the biggest organized crime organization in the country.”

The results of the court’s order for psychiatric evaluation showed that Mihailov was sane and bears full responsibility for his actions. The courts ruled out his guilt. The 2-year sentence isn’t final and is eligible for appeal. 

The video of Mihailov burning the Bulgarian flag was widely circulated in Bulgarian social media. The communist protester was met with widespread disgust and condemnation by the Bulgarian public. His stated goal of fighting against judicial tyranny and fascism was virtually ignored by most people.

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Alex Dimchev

Alex Dimchev is a writer, editor, and weapons master for EUscoop.com

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