Pashov, Shakir
(fl. 20th century)
   Bulgaria. Editor, politician, and political activist. In 1933, he was editor of Terbie (Education) but a year later the right-wing government banned all the minority and opposition magazines and organizations. Following the establishment of a Communist government in 1945, he became head of the new Gypsy organization Ekhipen (Unity) and editor of a new magazine for Gypsies. He became a member of Parliament but was interned at Belen prison camp during the later Communist clampdown on Romany nationalism.

Historical dictionary of the Gypsies . .

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  • Bulgaria —    Estimated Gypsy population: 700,000; the 2001 census gave the revised number as 365,797. Many Roma tended to identify themselves to the authorities as ethnic Turks or Bulgarians. The town of Sliven has a Gypsy population of around 20,000.… …   Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

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