Romani Baby Dies in Bulgaria When Ambulance Does Not Show Up
19 June 2007
On 16 October 2006, a 4-monthold Romanian baby died in Sofia's Fakulteta Romani neighbourhood after ambulance workers failed to show up despite repeated calls to the emergency aid service by the baby's parents, according to the Romani Baht Foundation. The cause of death is unknown. According to Romani Baht, the examining prosecutor originally decided not to treat the matter as a criminal case. However, following an intervention by Romani Baht, the examining prosecutor reportedly re-considered his opinion and decided to treat the matter as a criminal case. As of early 2007, a legal procedure was open before the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office.
(Romani Baht Foundation)