Schlagwort-Archive: Push-Back

Border crossings to Bulgaria are increasing

In the last months the number of “illegal migrants“ who wanted to cross the border to Bulgaria increased in the time from August 2018 till October 2018. A total of 2.416 people were detained in this period by the Bulgarian authorities. … Weiterlesen

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Critique by the Council of Europe on Bulgaria’s Push-Back and Detention Regime

Reports by the Council of Europe In the last months two institutions of the Council of Europe reported about the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers in Bulgaria. One report published in April 2018 by Ambassador Tomáš Boček, Special Representative of the Secretary General on … Weiterlesen

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The (unseen) violent and forced push-backs on the Bulgarian-Turkish land border

Last month (12th-14th February 2018) members of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in the European Parliament were present in Bulgaria to collect objective first-hand information on the Bulgarian-Turkish land border. After the visit Marie-Christine Vergiat, the … Weiterlesen

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Human Rights are still negotiable in Bulgaria

According to the State Agency for Refugees (SAR), 19,418 asylum applications were registered in Bulgaria (mainly by Afghan, Syrians and Iraqi nationals) last year. From all Afghan asylum seekers, 2,5% of them got a positive decision. Currently, the SAR suggests that 3,728 asylum … 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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Breaking News: Man dies after push-back from Bulgaria

Several Turkish speaking news sites (citing an article of a journalist from the Anadolou Agency) were reporting about a new victim of the European Border Regime. The 28 year old Iranian Reza Hassani was missing for about 18 days. He was … Weiterlesen

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Bulgaria responds with push-backs to the increasing amount of asylum-seekers

In the last days there were reports appearing concerning several groups of people who managed to pass from Greece to Bulgaria. It was furthermore reported by the news agency Novinite that 53 migrants were quickly sent back by the Bulgarian authorities … Weiterlesen

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The EU/Turkey-agreement and (possible) effects on Bulgaria

As the EU-Turkey agreement came into effect on today, the 20th March 2016, there could again emerge a tremendous change of the main route, that people use to move towards Western Europe. Greece will turn literally into a detention zone and many migrants will … Weiterlesen

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Breaking News: Two women froze to death in Bulgaria’s borderland

The private television channel bTV reported about two refugee women who have died, in the near of Malko Tarnovo at Strandzha mountain massif on Saturday. Since days the region, where the group was found, saw freezing temperatures. Apparently, the women were part of a bigger group, at … Weiterlesen

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Changes in Bulgaria’s Detention and Deportation System

On the 1st of January 2016, new amendments of the Law on the Asylum and Refugees (LAR) came into force. Basically, this change allows the State Agency for Refugees (SAR) “to place asylum seekers in closed centers“, impose curfews for existing open … Weiterlesen

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