The head of the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) Lozan Panov has once again paid no heed to the appeals for his resignation coming from 11 former members of the SJC. It was discussed as an extra point in the agenda of the last plenary session of the SJC.
The Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev accused Lozan Panov of being obstructive to the work of SJC in favor of “his circle of people with the same ideology”. The 11 former members of SJC who have voted for Panov in the past now sent a letter to the institution insisting on his suspension.
Boyan Magdalinchev who represents the SJC read their letters. Lozan Panov didn’t react on the demand. Instead he gave a word that he is going to prepare a report for his last 5 years as a head of the SCC, even though he is not supposed to. The Minister of Justice Danail Kirilov was part of the plenary session but wasn’t leading it.
"Lozan Panov is the only one who could make the decision to resign”, added Ivan Geshev.
"The plenary sessions are not productive thanks to the lack of actions of Lozan Panov and two other members. Let’s be honest – this is the reason we cannot do our job in time. But I have some reasonable hypothesis – he could aim at leading to political consequences which are in favor of media and people with the same ideology as Lozan Panov”, explained Geshev.
16 members of the SJC voted FOR and other 7 AGAINST so the letter of their former colleagues was published in the website of the SJC.