Schlagwort-Archive: Detention Center

The Black Hole of EU-Asylum

European Commission, State Agency for Refugees and Ministry of Interior keep silent regarding a leaked letter addressing the situation of Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria In November 2017, a leaked document from 6th July circulated in the media. The document, written … Weiterlesen

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„It stinks.“

The following contribution is an English translation of a report, which was written by the human rights lawyer Valeria Ilareva, from the Foundation for Access to Rights (FAR) which was published in December 2016. The tranlsation was done by Daniel. My day begins with … Weiterlesen

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Push-Backs: Bulgarian-Turkish cooperation leads to more violation of human rights

On the 11th of August 2016, Bulgaria was criticized by the UN rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who sees ‘worrying signs’ in Bulgaria’s detention regime for migrants. He said he is concerned about the court cases in the Svilengrad Regional Court. Many migrants … Weiterlesen

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Legal and organizational problems in Bulgaria’s closed camps

At the moment, there are three camps of a closed type existing in Bulgaria. The buildings, which are administered from the Migration Directorate of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), provide 1,040 places: The Detention Center in Busmantsi has 400, the Detention Center in … Weiterlesen

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Unaccompanied minors inside Bulgaria’s detention centers / Drills at the border to Greece

The Bulgarian Ombudswoman, Maya Manolova, announced this week that unaccompanied minors are placed in Bulgaria’s detention centers with other adults, “who are not members of their families or authorized companions“. The announcement was part of a report about the results of … Weiterlesen

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Group of 34 people rescued in the forests between Bulgaria and Serbia

On the 28th of February, BMB received a message from a kurdish and arabic speaking group of 34 refugees, who were urgently calling out for help, via WhatsApp. The people were lost for days in the forests between Bulgaria and Serbia. A … Weiterlesen

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Hungerstrike, revolt and xenophobia

The last refugee hungers strike in Bulgaria took part less than a month ago. As of currently new strike has swept the detention center in Busmantsi, near Sofia. A few days later, refugees went  on a hunger strike in Lyubimets and … Weiterlesen

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Hunger Strikes in Bulgaria’s Detention Centers

Refugees, who stayed this year in the ‚closed camp‘ Lyubimetz said, that they have been beaten by camp officials. The situation in the camp is like a prison, stated a member of the UNHCR – the same goes for the Detention Center … Weiterlesen

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Inside a Bulgarian Detention Center

Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from the Bulgarian detention center in Busmantsi in the suburbs of Sofia.

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Hungerstrike in Lyubimets

The detention centers of Lyubimets and Busmantsi are quite often overcrowded due to the gradual increase of the number of asylum applications. The total capacity of the centers is 700 places. Outside the EU-financed detention center of Lyubimets (about 4.5 Million Euro) one … Weiterlesen

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