The applicant, Veli Karaahmed, is a Bulgarian national who was born in 1976 and lives in Sofia. His case concerned a demonstration by members of the Ataka political party outside the Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia and the official investigations into this incident.
In May 2011 Ataka organised a demonstration outside Sofia’s only mosque during Friday prayers. In particular, between 100 and 150 members and supporters of Ataka gathered to protest against what they called “howling” coming from the mosque’s loudspeakers. Mr Karaahmed was among the worshippers. The demonstration degenerated into violence with protestors shouting abuse at the worshippers ...Zum vollständigen Artikel