Bulgaria
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Media freedom and freedom of association further deteriorated as authorities targeted journalists and critics and cracked down on anti-government protests. Authorities placed some Roma communities under mandatory COVID-19 quarantines and severely restricted their movement; officials engaged in openly racist rhetoric towards Roma. Domestic violence remained widespread and resources to support victims were insufficient. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people faced discrimination and social exclusion.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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