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Bulgaria: Human Rights Group Under Threat

(Berlin) – Bulgaria’s prosecutor general should reject a call from a political party in the country’s governing coalition to disband the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC), Human Rights Watch said today. The party has been in legal battles for years with the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee over its stance on anti-discrimination issues. “It’s completely unacceptable for a political party sitting in a European government to go after a respected human rights organization like the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Any attempts…

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