PAST HAS NO PRESCRIPTION
On 15 January 2005 in Sofia was founded a nonprofit
association Institute for Study of Communist Crimes in Bulgaria
called from here on the Institute. The Institute aims at studying
the communist ideology and practice by analyzing and assessing the
infiltration, the development and the activities of the communism
in Bulgaria, informing the public opinion in Bulgaria and abroad
about its crimes, and gathering proves for them which will contribute
to its moral condemnation.
The rule of the Bulgarian Communist Party which begins
in 1944 by single crimes and goes to massacre, after that build
as a criminal system of government preceded by a quarter century
of civil war of Bulgarian communists against Bulgarian society,
by assaults, "uprisings" and acts of terrorism, the truth
about which should be divulged.
In May 2000 the Thirty-eight National Assembly adopted
a Law for declaration of Communist regime as criminal one. The heritage
of the former Communist regime was by no means open up. Bulgarian
society do not punished at all the communists for their crimes,
do not remove them from the power and the politics, do allow them
to substitute the truth about the past and to assume full control
over mass media. This leads to multiple and extremely dangerous
consequences for the democratic process in Bulgaria, described in
the Resolution 1096 of the Council of Europe from 27 June 1996 as
"establishing a regime of oligarchy instead of democracy, of
corruption instead of legal state, and of organized criminality
instead of human rights respect.
That is why the founders of the Institute for Study
of Communist Crimes in Bulgaria do believe that the association
with the announced aims is not only necessary, but also indispensable,
and, with feeling of social responsibility, they assume the mission
for setting it up.
The constitutors - historians, journalists, scientists
and public figures are led by the conviction, that it is about high
time to determine the real amount of the crimes and the victims
of the communist terror in Bulgaria, to inflict the moral responsibility
for these crimes upon Bulgarian Communist Party and its successor
Bulgarian Socialist Party, and to impose penal prosecution against
the particular perpetrators of crimes against Humanity for which
there is no prescription.
The President of the Managing Committee of the Institute
is Kalin Manolov - journalist. Vice-President is Stoyan Gruychev
- social man. Members of the Managing Committee are Prof. Dr. Plamen
Tsvetkov, historian, Assoc. Prof. Evelina Kelbecheva, historian,
Dr. Nikola Kazanski, economist, Emilia Tsnakova, theatre producer,
Hristo Troanski, writer.
Kalin Manolov - mob. 0888 705 849, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoyan Gruychev - tel. 858 20 54