Bulgaria: Pro-Russian Party “Vazrazhdane” is being Investigated in relations to a Disgusting Nazi Collage

Leader of "Vazrazhdane" Kostadin Kostadinov

An investigation is underway against the pro-Russian party "Vazrazhdane" for a particularly vile Nazi collage published on the Telegram social network, which depicts former foreign minister of Bulgaria Solomon Passy.

The Sofia City Prosecutor's Office has assigned a joint investigation to the National Security Agency and the State Police for a crime under Art. 162 and Art. 164 of the Criminal Code.

In a statement from the prosecutor's office, it is said that the inspection was carried out at the request of the Association "Organization of Jews in Bulgaria Shalom". Solomon Passy is of Jewish descent.

In the course of the investigation, it must be established whether, through speech, print, or other means of mass information, through information systems or in any other way, citizens and/or people's representatives from the 49th National Assembly preach or incite discrimination, violence or hatred, based on race, nationality, ethnicity or religion.

The period for carrying out an inspection by law is up to three months, after which an assessment will be made as to whether there is sufficient data on a committed crime of a general nature to initiate pre-trial proceedings.

The public will be informed of the results.

Shortly before that, "Shalom" also announced that they had filed a report against "Vazrazhdane".

The reason is that the publication is a manifestation of anti-Semitism and hate speech directed against the Jewish community in the Republic of Bulgaria. Due to the high degree of public danger of such statements and their incompatibility with the principles of tolerance, equality, pluralism and protection of ethnic and religious minorities established in a democratic and legal state, the language of hate is...

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