None of the three Syrians detained after a bus full of refugees ran over two policemen in Burgas wanted to go free. Today was the deadline for 15-year-old Adnan, 18-year-old Ahmad Mufid and 49-year-old Abdullah Abdullah to appeal their “custody” diversion measures imposed on them by the District Court. However, they did not.
“I personally advised Omar not to appeal, because I think it’s better for him,” the official defender of the young man, lawyer Kamen Kanev, told “24 Chasa”.
According to the prosecutor’s office, each of the three defendants had a certain role in the channel for illegal trafficking of refugees. 49-year-old Abdullah Abdullah was the “brain of the canalists”. He secured the bus in which 47 Syrians were transported. He had technical knowledge and explained to 15-year-old Omar how to operate the flight. The two studied the routes together, with the 49-year-old Syrian participating in the overall organization.
A second, more serious charge has been brought against Omar Adnan for the death of policemen Yordan Iliev, 31, and Atanas Gradev, 42. The bloody incident happened at dawn on August 25, at the busy Burgas intersection “Trapezitsa”.
The 47 illegal Syrians were not on the seats of the bus, but on the floor – including 4-year-old children. They were forced by Ahmad to remain silent. It was he who put the illegal migrants on the flight in the area of the village of Stoilovo in Strandja. The same Ahmad encouraged Omar to drive the bus furiously, also harassing him during the police chase.