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Intelligence Archives Chief For 25 Years Found Dead

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posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 08:36 AM
The man who has worked closest to the former communist-time secret files in Bulgaria for the last 25 years, Bozhidar Doychev, has been found dead in his office. They say he "committed suicide" but a military investigation has been launched.

Sofia News Agency: Intelligence Archives Chief Found Dead on Job in Bulgaria

16 November 2006

The chief of the "Archives and Secret Files" division in the National Intelligence Service was found dead in his office, but the news on his death emerged a day later. The body of Bozhidar Doychev was discovered Wednesday evening in his office after his family went to his workplace to look for him. London-based website broke the news first, quoting unnamed EC sources. According to preliminary information, Doychev has committed suicide. Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev was alerted of the suicide right after the body was discovered, and he had the military prosecutors launch an investigation into the matter.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

I wonder what this guy knew. And whether he committed suicide or was silenced...

posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 12:04 PM
Some of the classified files from the archive is supposed to be unsealed soon. Doychev's death was announced with a two-day delay.

Sofia News Agency: Intelligence Archives Chief Found Dead on Job in Bulgaria

16 November 2006

Doychev may have tried to cover-up some of the information in the classified files, because according to the EC sources, Bulgaria was supposed to start unsealing some of them.

The presidential office has not released any statement on the sudden death of the man who has worked closest to the former communist-time secret files for the last 25 years.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Sofia News Agency: Bulgaria's PM Denies Cover-up in Secret Files Suicide

18 November 2006

The death of Bozhidar Doychev was announced with a two-day delay after he was found dead at his desk on Wednesday. The opposition was quick to turn on the authorities, claiming the timing - just weeks before the files are released, was suspicious. Speculations flooded foreign media reports as well. Officials insist that Doychev shot himself in the head for personal reasons.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

I don't know if it's related or not, but Marcus Wolf died recently. He was the former head of Stasi.

[edit on 2006/11/18 by Hellmutt]

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 05:29 PM
ok - wildly speculative conspiracist left feild theory

he was " suicided " because the archives he maintained contained damaging details on the use of toxins and assasination methods by KGB and soviet era Warsaw Pact intelligence agiencies which - if released to the west would have prooven FSB complicity in the murder of anna Anna Politkovskaya, and the attack on Alexander Litvinenko .

the bulgarians were up to thier eyeballs in a host of WP era scandals - the markoc assasination , the attempt on the popes life .

as chief archivist - this guy would have had the inside scoop on all of the dirty secrets .

was he about to talk , did he have a fit of concience , and need to be silenced ?

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 07:00 PM
The Bulgarian intelligence archives is believed to contain information about the Pope John Paul II in 1981. Or maybe they just made that up to cover up for a bigger story?

Sofia News Agency: Death in Sofia "Revives Shady Past" Memories

21 November 2006

In a Cold War-style drama, the sudden death of the man in charge of a key Bulgarian secret police archive that was about to be declassified has created a political uproar, NY Times and International Herald Tribune wrote Tuesday.

Bozhidar Doychev, 61, had served since 1991 as director of the National Intelligence Service archive, which is believed to contain information about the 1981 shooting of Pope John Paul II and the assassination of the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov, as well as records on current officials who may have worked for the secret police.

Many people believe that Doychev's death was somehow related to destruction of files on behalf of people who want their participation in the former security services to remain hidden.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 07:11 PM
Very suspicious.

If he was trying to censor some info, and was killled because
of it, than that's actually good in my mind, however if it's the
other way around, well that's boviously very bad.

Information should be shared, not kept secret.

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 07:17 PM
Sounds like some one did a 'head ache cure' on the quiet like...

he was the head ache, a 9mm was the cure for it...

The truth will never come out - too much at stake.

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 07:44 PM
Bulgarian secret service - feared and admired world wide for its efficiency, tact and sheer brutality it wields within its operations...even the soviets in the heydays trusted them to get the job done with minimal supervision....

If they want you dead, your dead, end of discussion.

which ever method they used... they got you.

posted on Nov, 21 2006 @ 07:54 PM
There you go folks, that is the potential price one pays for providing 'evidence' of things going on in the world.

Why don't the debunkers come to threads like this one?

I have to wonder how much go out before they got this guy or were they afraid he was going to make a move to release information?

posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 07:10 AM
Names of individuals are to be revealed online, after the individuals have been informed.

Sofia News Agency: Names of Bulgaria's Secret Services Informers Online

30 November 2006

The names of individuals who collaborated with the former secret services of Bulgaria will be published on the Internet, the Parliament decided Thursday. The new law was passed at second reading and according to it the individuals' names will be published after they have been informed. They will have the right to appeal the accusations before the Supreme Administrative Court. The individuals occupying public positions who have just a single file in the archives of former communist service Durjavna Sigurnost will also be revealed by the secret files commission.

Sixteen years after the collapse of the regime, Bulgaria has remained the only country among former Soviet satellites in failing to reach consensus on the issue of the secret archives.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Dec, 7 2006 @ 09:13 PM
The parliament voted to open the secret services archives. But not all of the files are released. Some of them are held back for "national security reasons".

RFE/RL: Bulgarian Parliament Votes To Open Communist Files

December 6, 2006

Lawmakers today adopted a law to open the archives of Bulgaria's former communist secret services.

A controversial amendment also keeps a small portion of the files secret for "national security reasons."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Dec, 14 2006 @ 01:43 PM
Another Security Employee Goes Down

Another Bulgarian security employee has been found dead on the job. He apparently shot himself in the stomach for health reasons, according to a suicide note they found in his pocket. They say this latest suicide is not related to the "suicide" of the Secret Files Archive Chief Bozhidar Doychev in any way. The investigation into the case of Doychev is still under way.

Sofia News Agency: Bulgarian Intelligence Employee Suicides for Health Reasons

14 December 2006

The 49-year-old employee of the National Intelligence Service Ivan Rakov, who was found shot on Thursday morning, committed suicide for health reasons. That has become clear after the police found a letter in his pocket that says nobody should be blamed for his death and he killed himself for health reasons. The letter stated also he fell into depressions very often. A graphological analysis of the handwriting will be carried out in order to identify whether the letter was written by Rakov, Sofia's Military Prosecutor Spas Iliev said at a press conference.

There are no data that the Wednesday suicide and the death of the chief of the "Archives and Secret Files" division Bozhidar Doychev at the service are connected in any way, Spas Iliev said.

Doychev was found shot in his office at the end of November. The authorities' statement on his death was he committed suicide for personal reasons. However, investigation into the case is still under way.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Dec, 16 2006 @ 08:18 AM
A chief police officer in Sofia has committed suicide for unknown reasons. Police are now investigating "the accident".

Sofia News Agency: Bulgarian Policeman Suicides

16 December 2006

Sofia chief police officer has committed suicide, shooting himself with his legally owned gun on Saturday in his home, police reported.

The reasons for the suicides are still unknown. Police are now investigating the accident.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 09:13 PM
The secret files opening commision held its first session yesterday.

Sofia News Agency: Bulgaria's Newly Formed Secret Files Commission Holds 1st Session

10 April 2007

Bulgaria's secret files opening commission will hold Tuesday its first session after the government elected its members on April 5.

The commission has to open the files and announce the names of all Bulgarian citizens who have once contributed to the work of the former secret services of the country. It will also make public the names of those who worked for the intelligence unit of the Bulgarian National Army.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

[edit on 2007/4/10 by Hellmutt]

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