An amateur video that was shot in Bulgaria showed Bulgarian vigilantes arrest 3 migrants and tie their hands behind their backs while lying on the ground in wood.
One of the vigilantes is heard saying: “No Bulgaria – go back (to) Turkey.”
The chief police for Bulgaria border, Antonio Angelov, said that these kinds of arrest of migrants are illegal.
Bulgaria has put up a razor-wire fence on its 269 km border with Turkey.
Angelov said that the three migrants in the video were from Afghanistan. The media led the headlines in all media stations in Bulgaria on Monday.
The migrants were frightened as one of the 3 vigilantes stood on them with a machete and telling them to go back to Turkey. They did not resist.
Greece, a neighbor to Bulgaria, was involved in a row with Macedonia on Monday due to the rough manner in which migrants are treated at the Idomeni border.
Medical charity, MSF reported that 260 people got injured in the incident in which tear gas was fired by Macedonian security forces as migrants attempted to cross the border.MSF said that 30 migrants, 3 children included, were hit by rubber bullets. High tension could be felt at the border.
The wretched conditions at Idomeni have played host to over 11,000 migrants.
Greece is the main country from which migrants’ transit. Most of these migrants are fleeing the Syrian war and hope that they will reach Europe.
Concerns have been raised that the deposition of migrants from Greek that the EU approved may be against human rights.