Bulgaria: BHC Cites Human Rights Issues in Report

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC), an NGO located in Sofia which supports minorities, released its Human Rights Report for Bulgaria in 2017 today. The 119-page document contains strong criticism in several contexts. Last year's parliamentary election, which took place on March 26th, 2017, is the first item in the document. The Human Rights…
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Bulgaria’s LGBTI Community: The Invisible Minority

Sofia is not San Francisco, Rome or Berlin. Lesbian or gay couples will not kiss, hold hands or embrace in the streets of the Bulgarian capital. They will not do so in clubs either. Many younger members of the LGBTI community, who still live with their parents, will not even show their love at home, for good reasons. There are cases of young…
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Sofia Cohen: Leader of the Jewish Congregation in Sofia

As President of the Central Israelite Religious Council of Bulgaria, she runs the synagogues in Sofia and Plovdiv. A lot of responsibility comes with the job. Sofia Cohen, an advertiser and a mother of two, coordinates all activities in those two Jewish congregations. Her approach is conservative in the sense that she is not interested in change…
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