A Case, concerning the announcement of HIV-positive children’s names from the institution Zlatarov in Sofia, will be referred to the prosecution by the Sofia municipality, the Deputy Mayor Albena Atanasova stated.
The names were announced by the municipal counsellors of the BSP (Bulgarian socialistic party). Deputy Mayor explained that exporting children’s data in public without their parents/guardians consent is against the law.
On Wednesday Deputy Chairman of the BSP group Kaloyan Pargov announced at a press conference that the house Zlatarov children are left in the lurch. Foreign people have had sex with the children and this has been happening since 2007 when the mayor of Sofia was Boyko Borisov.
National Network for Children expresses its strong indignation over the disclosure of the names and details about the health status and behavior of children from the institution Zlatarov. This action is in violation of the Law on Child Protection, which expressly prohibits disclosure of information and data about a child without the consent of his parents or guardian.
Disclosure of information concerning the health of children and problem behavior is a prerequisite for discrimination and stigmatization as specific children and all children in Zlatarov. This can affect very negatively the relations of these children within the community in which they live, and the circle of peers with which they study and communicate.