Police brutality

Friday protesters note importance of fight for human rights

Ljubljana – The Friday protesters gathered last evening in Ljubljana’s Republic Square, dedicating this week’s protest to Human Rights Day to emphasise the importance of fight for their protection. They said that these were often violated precisely because of conscious acts and policies of the current authorities in Slovenia.

Refugees face police violence at EU’s Balkan border

Huddled around cooking fires as winter looms in Bosnia, refugees are risking beatings and humiliation from Croatian police in the desperate hope of a new life in the European Union.

Largely from Afghanistan, many of them have endured months or years of flight from war and poverty, only to be met by Croatian police clubs and pointed guns at the gates to EU territory.

Video of Police Violence to Protesters Shakes Bulgaria

People at an anti-government protest in front of the Council of Ministers in Sofia, July 10, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

The probe comes after the release of video footage dated July 10 2020, acquired from the cameras of the Ministerial Council, which has caused fresh concerns about unsanctioned police brutality during the 2020-2021 protests.

Parliament to Have Special Sitting on Police Brutality Caught on Tape during anti-Government Protests Last Summer

In a statement on Saturday National
Assembly Chair Iva Miteva said she will convene an extraordinary parliamentary sitting on August 17 in connection with a video
of police brutality during last year's anti-government protests.
The video, shown in Parliament on Friday, caused shock and a wave of comments both on social networks and among politicians,

Bulgarian Prosecution Knew about Released Video Tape with Police Brutality

The prosecutor's office has taken the case of police violence under the columns of the Council of Ministers under special supervision, Nova TV reports.

The pre-trial proceedings were initiated last year, but there is no evidence that any of the police officers identified as participants have been prosecuted.

Politicians Call for Accountability for Police Brutality against Last Year's Anti-establishment Protestors

The video of police brutality during last year's anti-establishment protests shown in Parliament on Friday, caused shock and a wave of comments both on social networks and among politicians, who on Saturday described the footage as "harrowing" and called for those responsible to be held accountable.