Schlagwort-Archive: Sofia

Bulgaria restricts Freedom of Movement for asylum seekers

On the 21st of September 2017 the Bulgarian government released a regulation about the restriction of the freedom of movement for registered asylum seekers in Bulgaria. The imposed limits are defined in perimeters for the asylum seekers who are registered … Weiterlesen

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10 people die on Bulgaria’s road because of the European border regime

On Sunday, the 4th of June a van crashed into a tree on the Trakia motorway between Plovdiv and Sofia, near the town of Pazardzhik. The result of this road crash are 9 dead people from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria plus … Weiterlesen

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Ovcha-Kupel: A place of broken dreams

When Serbia recently started to deport refugees to Bulgaria, some of them stranded in the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers in Sofia/Ovcha Kupel. Jamal Anjuman*, who recently made it through the border to Serbia, but was deported by Serbian border police to the … Weiterlesen

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Silent crossing through Bulgaria ends up in registration process in Serbia

Most of the refugees, crossing via Bulgaria, arrive in Dimitrovgrad, a little town, that is 4 km from the Serbian-Bulgarian Border and 60m away from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. They have to register at a camp, that is managed by the Serbian border police. Registered … Weiterlesen

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Excessive police violence in Voenna Rampa, Sofia

A video, published by Bulgarian National Television, shows police men beating an asylum-seeker in the camp in Voenna Rampa, Sofia. The incident has taken place on July 30th 2014, when a group of asylum-seekers protested their removal from the camp in Sofia … Weiterlesen

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The struggle in the camps continues

On 19th of November, refugees in Harmanli have gone on a hunger strike in the „closed type“ camp of Harmanli, among them more than 100 people, including children. Refugees tried to prevent a truck to enter the camp. Several refugees in … Weiterlesen

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The in/visible borders of Fortress Europe

While the European Commission (EC) is discussing if financial aid is to be relocated to Bulgaria in order to cover the growing expenses connected to the refugees fleeing into the country, the numbers of people that are crossing the border … 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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Refugees treated like criminals

Refugees landing in Bulgaria regularly spend their first days in detainment camps. Often they have to stay there for months.

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