Political repression

Police Detain Six Foreigners in Overnight Operation at Refugee Centers in Sofia

A recent police operation conducted in refugee centers across Sofia resulted in the detention of six foreigners, as announced by the Ministry of the Interior. The operation, which took place last night, targeted accommodation facilities in the "Ovcha Kupel," "Voenna Rampa," and "Vrazhdebna" districts, with a total of 680 individuals subjected to checks.

Norwegian Inspiration: Bulgaria's Move Towards Environmentally Friendly Prisons

Bulgaria has taken its first strides toward the establishment of environmentally conscious prisons, announced the Justice Ministry on Thursday. Exploring the Norwegian model, Bulgarian authorities are considering training both inmates and staff in Belene and Pleven prisons to acquire skills and knowledge in the green economy.

112 emergency number mechanism to upgrade

The Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry is to propose a bill that will upgrade the operation and importance of the 112 emergency number.

In the context of restructuring civil protection to create an integrated crisis prevention and management mechanism, the ministry will be able to take preventive or emergency measures at a central level.

Families of Wartime Disappeared Urge Bosnian Prosecutors to Act

Relatives of 46 people from the Hadzici municipality who went missing in June 1992 and whose bodies have yet to be found held a rally outside the state prosecutor's office in Sarajevo on Monday, holding pictures of their loved ones and a banner with the names of the disappeared.

Albanian Police Stop Photographer Filming Riots for ‘Damaging Country’s Image’

Gent Shkullaku. Photo: Courtesy of Gent Shkullaku.

"I was photographing [the violence] when police officers stopped me, saying, it wasn't allowed because it would damage the image of the country," Shkullaku, an experienced photo reporter, told BIRN. "They demanded to delete the photos," he added.