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The office of the Chief Mufti, spiritual leader of Bulgaria’s Muslims, has strongly condemned the vandalising of more than 30 Muslim graves in the northern town of Dobrich and has called on law enforcement to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The desecration of the graves took place on the night of September 6, marked in Bulgaria as Unification Day, commemorating the accession of Eastern Roumelia to Bulgaria in 1885.

The Chief Mufti’s office said that photos of the desecrated...

Unidentified assailants attacked two daughters and the wife of one of the Deputy Chief Muftis of Bulgaria, one of the spiritual leaders of the country’s Muslim minority, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio reported on June 27. The assault on the family took place as they were emerging from a supermarket in Sofia. The attack by a group of youths is suspected to have been prompted by the fact that the Muslim family were wearing headscarves.

Sofia police are investigating the...

Refugees and migrants using the Balkan route often experience violent, brutal and unlawful treatment by authorities, according to a report published Thursday.

People fleeing Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria told researchers for NGO Oxfam, which compiled the “A dangerous game” report, that they had been beaten, robbed and illegally deported by police, border guards and other officials.

The research, conducted for Oxfam by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the...

There is a so-called “Refugee Hunter” called Dinko Valev who has become infamous within Bulgaria and the EU for assaulting and illegally detaining asylum seekers who he finds have entered Bulgaria from the Turkish border.

There are also other far-right groups copying the actions of the “Refugee Hunter” such as the Association for the Protection of Bulgarians. Recently groups of far-right and neo-Nazi organisations have raised Valev to the status of a hero for his “protection” of his...

The European Union prides itself on being a bloc of fairness, justice and equality. But is it ignoring abuses against refugees in Eastern Europe?

It’s not just heads of state who have launched an all-out assault on refugees. Public officials, policemen—and an overwhelming majority of the public have joined in.

1. Hungary

“Every single migrant poses a public security and terror risk.” —Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister.

Hungary was one of four EU members in...

As a big freeze grips Europe, the plight of refugees has become increasingly desperate.

At abandoned industrial buildings in Belgrade, those unable or unwilling to enter official shelters in the Serbian capital are shivering in temperatures lower than -20C.

Last week, three migrants froze to death in the biting cold. The bodies of two Iraqi men, aged 28 and 35, were found on Friday in a forest in the southeast of the country. On Monday, a female Somali migrant was found dead in...

Bulgaria's parliament has approved a nationwide law banning the wearing of face-covering veils from most public places.

The legislation, pushed by the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition and passed on Friday, echoes similar moves in a small number of European Union countries such as France, Netherlands and Belgium.

Hostility towards Muslims has grown in Bulgaria, a major gateway for refugees trying to reach Europe from Turkey, with human rights groups criticising the country...

Coup soldiers attacked civilians with tanks, F-16 jets and helicopters. They targeted innocent civilians deliberately. Turkish parliament and Presidential Complex were also bombed by coup plotters. However, despite this tragic event that no representatives or officials from EU have visited for condolence since failed coup in Turkey.

The European Union (EU) is abandoning all pretense of human rights restraints in its refugee policy. A strategy paper published last week by the EU Commission outlined migration partnerships that will compensate nine states in Africa and the Middle East, both transit countries and countries of origin, for their cooperation in deterring refugees.
The goal of the agreements—described as “compacts”—is “the combatting of causes of flight and a reduction of irregular migration to Europe,”...

With his gang with bicycles, dogs, and horses, Bulgarian ‘migrant hunter’ is on border patrol in his two armored vehicles at the border in Yambol neighboring Edirne. A resident of the city of Yambol near the Bulgarian border with Turkey, Dinko Valev (29) ‘hunts’ illegal migrants passing by his house with his armored vehicle.
Valev stated that the government also supports the migrant hunt that he started with his militia gang. Defined as ‘cruel’ by human rights organizations, Valev is...

Loon op Zand town council in the Netherlands agreed on providing official escorts to children passing by a refugee center on their way to school starting on Monday.
Loon op Zand town council in the southern Netherlands announced that they will provide official escorts to a group of children passing by a refugee center on their way to school starting on Monday. The council stated that upon insistence of parents, they decided to provide escorts, who are volunteers and unarmed security...

Reaction from the citizens continue to grow in the Netherlands, struggling with the biggest refugee crisis of its recent past. The last incident occurred in the town of Geldermalsen. Police and protestors clashed in the demonstrations against the construction of a planned refugee center. Stones and beer bottles thrown at the town council, where the meeting was taking place, caused panic.

Protestors clashed with the police in a protest against a meeting held in the town council about the refugee center for 500 people planned to be set up in the town of Heesch, the Netherlands.
Not allowed to enter the town council, protestors threw stones, beer bottles, eggs and fireworks at the police. Intervening in the protest, the police arrested some protestors and the members of the municipality council had to abandon the meeting.