PRESS RELEASE: Briefing Online: Bulgaria’s Muslims – From Communist assimilation to tentative recognition

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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07 July 2003

PRESS RELEASE: Briefing Online: Bulgaria’s Muslims – From Communist assimilation to tentative recognition

Bulgaria’s application for EU membership has to be conditional, dependent on the Bulgarian government’s willingness to achieve certain goals pertaining to religious freedom, equal rights and respect before the law for all its citizens, including its substantial Muslim population, which has faced decades of demonisation, discrimination and violence.

To read the whole briefing please visit:

https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=684

Its latest briefing looks at:

• Treatment of Muslims under Communism
• Bulgaria’s Muslim ethnic groups
• Izselvane (re-settlement) and Vazroditelen (re-birth process)
• The Roma in modern Bulgaria
• Concerns over religious tolerance in contemporary Bulgaria: The ‘Denominations Act’
• Law on Foreign Persons: Further concerns
• Other incidences and concerns for Bulgaria’s Muslims
• Bulgaria’s entry to the European Union (EU)

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