Interior Minister Kalin Stoyanov has called for the dismissal of two senior police officers in Stara Zagora. This follows an incident in late 2023 in Stara Zagora in which 58-year-old former national wrestling champion Pavel Penev died after being chased..
Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov urged Interior Minister Kalin Stoyanov to take a firm stance on the violence by some police officers at the protest by football fans on November 16. Premier Denkov said that his subsequent actions..
Two pre-trial proceedings for police violence have been opened at the Sofia District Prosecutor's Office in connection with the riots during the football fans' protest in Sofia on November 16, Deputy Prosecutor-General Maria Pavlova said today. Both are..
In its annual report on human rights for 2021, the US Department of State reports that Bulgaria has significant human rights problems . The report also highlights serious problems with judicial independence, corruption, intolerance and restrictions on..
The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior has identified 12 more employees guilty of police violence against protesters near the building of the Council of Ministers last summer, the ministry's secretary general Petar Todorov told Nova TV. He assured that..
The National Assembly ad hoc committee for investigation of police violence during last year’s antigovernment protests recommends that the Head of the National Service for Protection Emi Tonev be dismissed. According to the ad hoc committee, the videos..
Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev attened a he a ring at the National Assembly Legal Affairs Committee over police violence against protesters during the 2020 anti-government protests. Ivan Geshev announced that he would submit a..
MEP Petar Vitanov from the Party of European Socialists will refer the new footage (released yesterday) from last year‘ s anti-government protests in Bulgaria to the European Parliament ’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs...
MP Nikolay Hadzhigenov from “Stand up BG! We are Coming” coalition showed in Parliament a video footage containing police violence during last year’s antigovernment protests. This happened during the sitting of the Ad-hoc committee that was set up to..
The former Chief Secretary of the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior Ivaylo Ivanov told journalists that he learned about his dismissal from the media, informed the reporter of the Bulgarian National Radio Nikolay Hristov. Last Friday, Bulgaria’s..