Sofia turns out Christmas lights

Posted On December 28, 2006

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Sofia turns out Christmas lights in solidarity with death row nurses.

Sofia turned off its Christmas lights on Sunday in a show of solidarity for five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya along with a Palestinian doctor.

Floodlights on the parliament and presidency buildings were cut for five minutes, plunging the Bulgarian capital’s landmarks into blackness, and Christmas lights were switched off in the city. The gesture initiated by Sofia’s Mayor Boiko Borissov was mirrored in several cities across the country.