Bulgaria must ensure independent and impartial investigation into death of Afghan asylum-seeker shot at Bulgarian-Turkish border

Index Number: EUR 15/2683/2015

Following the first known case of a fatal shooting on EU’s border, Amnesty International calls on the Bulgarian Minister of Interior to ensure that the investigation opened in the death of the Afghan asylum-seeker at the Bulgarian – Turkish border on the night of 15 October is carried out independently, thoroughly and effectively and the results are made public. Amnesty International is also calling on the Bulgarian authorities to ensure that all witnesses to the shooting are questioned and are given the possibility to recount the events without fear of persecution, intimidation or threats.

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