News from Bulgaria

Visual Arts in the Prevention of Human Trafficking 03.10.2011

On October 3 the Bulgarian National Anti-Trafficking Commitee held a press-conference under the topic "Visual arts as an accessible way to communicate the problems related to human trafficking with groups at risk". Special guest was the British director Ruth Benny, who presented the animated film "Two little girls". The film explores the issue of trafficking in women for sexual exploitation. This ...

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Riots in the Independence Week 27.09.2011

September the nineteenth brought death and disorder to Katunitsa - a village in the district of Plovdiv. Henchmen of the alcohol boss Cyrill Rashkov ran over a 19 year old boy. In the ensuing protests the villagers burned the house and the cars of Rashkov. Many cities withessed public reactions that crossed the borders of law. According to publications more than 100 people have been arrested. T...

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Donations in the Ministry Of Interior 17.08.2011

The Ministry of Interior has received donations amounting to 3, 87 million leva in kind and 247,647 leva in cash. These are the official figures presented by the heads of the institution in their answers to the increased public attention on the subject who and how sponsors the Ministry. The first disclosures were made by an insider - an employee of the "Road Crimes" department Konstant...

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The Draft Act for Forfeiture of Property Acquired Through Criminal Activity was Rejected at First Reading 08.07.2011

On July 8 the National Assembly put to the vote The Draft Act for Forfeiture of Property Acquired Through Criminal Activity and Administrative Violations. The project was rejected at first reading with 95 votes "against" 71 votes "for" and one abstention. One of the significant and controversial proposals was the concept of confiscation of property before an effective sentence is passed (see p...

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