Rallies on 20 July 1994 and in March 1995 of ethnic Macedonians in Gabrovo; the authorities' response to these rallies, particularly with respect to those participants linked to UMO-Ilinden (July 1994 - December 1995) [BGR31343.E]

No references to a 20 July 1994 or a March 1995 rally of ethnic Macedonians in Gabrovo in Bulgaria could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Electronic sources: IRB databases, Internet, NEXIS/LEXIS, REFWORLD, WNC.

Human Rights in Bulgaria. March 1995. Sofia: Bulgarian Helsinki Committee.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. News Digest for July-August 1994, March-April 1995.

Minority Groups in Bulgaria in a Human Rights Context. October 1994. Sofia: Committee for the Defence of Minority Rights.

Transitions [Prague]. January 1995 - January 1996.

Resource Centre country file on Bulgaria. January 1994 - February 1996.

One oral source contacted did not provide information on the requested topic.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact other oral sources.