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OSCE PA human rights Chair calls for end to anti-Roma rhetoric and actions in Bulgaria


COPENHAGEN, 13 July 2015 – The Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions today called for an immediate end to evictions in Roma communities in Bulgaria and criticized political leaders for incidents of hate speech.

“The targeting of Roma communities in the hopes of political gain has echoes of truly dark times in Europe’s history. At a time when European politicians should be encouraging diversity to rejuvenate our continent, some have unfortunately chosen to exploit divisions,” said Isabel Santos (MP, Portugal).

Roma families in the south-western Bulgarian village of Garmen were forcibly evicted …read more

Source: OSCE

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