site.btaSupreme Judicial Council Considers Admissibility of Second Proposal for Early Release of Prosecutor General
The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) held a session on Monday to consider the admissibility of a second proposal for early dismissal of Ivan Geshev from the position of prosecutor general, tabled by four members of the Prosecutor's College.
Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev was present at the meeting.
The proposal was made by Yordan Stoev, Kalina Chapkanova, Gergana Mutafova and Georgi Kuzmanov. It was based on possible actions that harm the prestige of the judiciary and, more specifically, a statement by Ivan Geshev, in which he used the expression "political garbage".
On June 1, the SJC allowed the collection of evidence on another proposal for the early dismissal of the prosecutor general, tabled by six members of the Prosecutot’s College of the SJC. It was based on a possible serious breach of official duties and was signed by Georgi Kuzmanov, Yordan Stoev, Kalina Chapkanova, Svetla Boshnakova, Ognyan Damyanov and Gergana Mutafova.
On Monday, the SJC will consider whether to combine the two proposals in one proceeding.
Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev said that behind the objectives of this proceeding, there is a clear attempt at political interference in the judicial power and its takeover. He argued that there is no legal basis in the release proposal.