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Minister of the Interior Kalin Stoyanov.

Interior Minister demands resignations over police chase death

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..

05.01.24 18:18 |
Premier Nikolay Denkov

Premier Denkov gives interior minister an ultimatum to admit to police violence

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..

20.11.23 17:37 |

Two cases of police violence after Bulgaria-Hungary match

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..

20.11.23 15:44 |

US State Department defines Bulgaria as country with high corruption and endangered human rights

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..

13.04.22 18:32 |

Another 12 people accused of police violence against citizens during 2020 protests

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..

09.10.21 13:47 |
The Chairman of the National Service for Protection Emi Tonev

National assembly ad hoc committee calls for the dismissal of the head of NSP Emil Tonev

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..

13.09.21 13:59 |
Ivan Geshev

Ivan Geshev to refer Article 24 of the National Assembly's rules of organization to the Constitutional Court

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..

19.08.21 18:04 |

New footage of police violence from last year‘s anti-government protests sparks wave of indignation

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...

14.08.21 16:44 |

MP Hadzhigenov shows video footage containing police violence during last year’s antigovernment protests

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..

13.08.21 18:40 |
Ivaylo Ivanov

Former Interior Ministry Chief Secretary learns about his dismissal from the media

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..

17.05.21 15:24 |
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