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Born in 1926 in Sofia, Bulgaria in a mid class bourgeois family. His father was a self-made and small scale industrial producer. Mr. Spasov studied at the Deutsche Shule in Sofia and continued his mediate education at the Military Gymnasium in Sofia. He graduated in 1944 shortly after the communists came to power. Entered the Sofia University and thanks to his sport achievements managed to graduate as a lawyer. In 1952 he was sent to the communist labour camp in Belene for a short period of time. Thanks to an old friend of his he was soon released. Most of his professional life during communist times he spent working as a jurist-consultant in minor trade organizations. For the whole communist period he was under close surveillance by the communist State Security. In 1983 his elder son was arrested for plotting against the communist regime and sentenced to jail for three years. Metodi Spasov was investigated too. After 1989 he became one of the founders of the Union of the Democratic Forces and directed for a period of two years the Commission on Religious matters, also a mayor of the district he lives now. He is member of the Union of the Communist Victims and of the Council for Human Rights in Bulgaria.