Предательство Европы Болгарией

Когда в январе этого года Болгария вступила в Европейский Союз, я думал, что моя страна наконец оставила свое репрессивное прошлое позади. Но недавний арест и угроза депортации Аннадурды Хаджиева, диссидента из Туркменистана, который искал здесь убежища, говорят о том, что некоторые вещи никогда не меняются.

Если Болгария вышлет этого человека назад в Туркменистан – где его подвергнут пыткам и угрозе жестокой смерти – то наше заявление о том, что мы часть демократической уважающей права Европы, будет фальшивым. Более того, имидж ЕС как защитника прав человека во всем мире будет запятнан его неспособностью заставить государства, которые являются его членами, придерживаться его же собственных стандартов.

Этот случай вызывает воспоминания о тех днях, когда влияние КГБ было повсюду, и диссиденты во всей Восточной Европе и в советских странах, таких как Туркменистан, жили в страхе. Хаджиев и его семья сбежали в Европу в 2001 году из одного из самых репрессивных режимов мира: деспотической диктатуры покойного Сапармурата Ниязова, который воображал себя "Туркменбаши", отцом всех Туркменов.

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