In August 2017, I started a petition in support of my father’s application under the US Magnitsky Act. I am eternally grateful to everyone who signed it!
At the same time, I believe I should raise more awareness about the unprecedented abuses of human rights in Bulgaria, which is a failed state despite the fact that it is a member of the European Union. My father has been prosecuted for political reasons because he exposed corruption on a massive scale. The US Magnitsky Act gives a unique opportunity to sanction corrupt government officials implicated in human rights abuses. It is not only a chance for justice for my family, but also a chance to save Bulgaria’s fragile democracy by sanctioning the concrete individuals implicated in the abuses.
You can read more about the story as well as sign and share my petition in support of my father’s application under the US Magnitsky Act here.
Here are three reasons why I believe it is important to sign and share my petition: