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Bulgarians bid farewell to murdered journalist

Hundreds of people turned out Friday for the funeral of murdered Bulgarian television journalist, Viktoria Marinova, as authorities said a suspect arrested in Germany would be extradited soon. In a case that shocked Bulgaria and drew international condemnation, mourners bearing flowers and wreaths flocked to the northern town of Ruse to pay their respects to Marinova, whose body was discovered near a jogging path next to the Danube last Saturday. Authorities said the 30-year-old - who leaves a small child - died from blows to the head and suffocation and had also been raped. Bulgaria has disputed the immediate assumption by many international bodies and rights groups that the murder was connected with her work. A 20-year-old Bulgarian suspect, named as Severin Krasimirov, was tracked down and arrested in the northern German town of Stade, near Hamburg, on Tuesday. A German court said Friday the suspect would soon be sent back to Bulgaria and the Bulgarian justice ministry added ...

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