"But, nonetheless, I can assure you that we will watch the case and monitor it very closely and we are in touch with the Bulgarian authorities about it."
For more details about this case visit: Free Michael Shields
Newspaper: Liverpool Echo
What really saddened me is that I have seen many Bulgarian websites that are doing nothing but attack Libya and I do not mean the Libyan government, I mean Libyan people. YouTube has many videos made by Bulgarians for the support of their nurses which is fair enough but what I found unacceptable is the racist and insulting comments made by Bulgarians and some Europeans against our people, some Libyan people have commented back with insults to certain individuals but I am glad to say that non of the Libyan comments were racist or insulting to Bulgaria as a nation, for that I am proud to say that we are more civilised than those ignorant people that are only destroying their country's image.
Here is a selection of what I found but after I censored some of the bad language:
One day you will pay u ****** arab pigs!U all will burn in the Bulgarian hell!
Libya is a nation of cowards....They are the coyotes of the desert; the scum of the Arab world.
Lybians are ***** fanatics!!!Freedom for the Bulgaria Medics!!!You are not Alone
We will destroy your arab scum hole soon libya watch out!
***** Libyans! YOU ARE A DEAD PEOPLE!!!FREE THE BULGARIAN MEDICS!!!
How many Arabs does it take to change a light bulb?..None. Arabs just sit in the dark and blame it on the Jews.Same thing with the HIV infection, but this time they blame foreign medics..
One of the strangest name calling I found which was repeated many times, was calling Libyans, gypsies! as far as I know Bulgaria has many gypsies yet they seem to use this word as an insult, I do not find calling me a gypsy an insult, Libyans are not gypsies but perhaps this shows how some so called civilised nations are racists against their own people, shame.
This was just a sample of the racists war declared on Libyans on the Internet