June, 2014

The Bulgarian Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Association has great news! After 2 years of lawyers, friends, favours, notaries, rubber stamps, taxes, fees, identity witnesses and the lawyer for the Association going to over 8 banks! We finally got a bank account for the Association!

This means we can finally move on with the next step in the Association’s life. For what good is an association or union if it can not defend its own members!

Our account information is thus:

Bulgarian Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Association (in notes)

Texim Bank

IBAN: BG29TEXI95451003928100


For further information, please contact us at

November, 2013

The german written newspaper “gefangeneninfo“, which supports the struggle of prisoners and informs about them, released an article about the BPRA. It is available in german and spanish.

ISTANBUL, July 31 — A total of 24 sans papiers immigrants were found dead
in the international waters of the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey
after a speed boat carrying them capsized on Wednesday.

Antolian news agency first reported that 18 bodies in the sea were found by
coast guard teams and then updated the number of dead to 24.

The sans papiers immigrants lost their lives Wednesday when a boat carrying
them sank in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Ezine, a district in the
northwestern province of Canakkale.

Initial reports said the immigrants were traveling to the island of Lesbos
in Greece. Twelve others who were also on the boat during the accident were
rescued alive.

The rescue operations are underway and accompanied by planes and
helicopters belonging to the coast guards.

However, there is no detail information on the nationalities of the illegal
migrants and where they were from as well as their final destination.

This is the second incident in a week happening in the Aegean Sea.

Last Friday Greek Coast Guard found five bodies off the southeastern Aegean
Sea island of Kos after the sinking of a boat carrying sans papiers
immigrants to Greece from neighbouring Turkey.


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