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The IYF expresses the deep concern regarding the situation of the Romanian Yoga teacher Gregorian Bivolaru, situation currently under assessment by the Swedish immigration authorities.
The letter presents Mr. Gregorian Bivolaru as a well-known author of books on Yoga and other healing or esoteric subjects, and at the same time the initiator of a Yoga school of broad international recognition (with branches is many countries) appreciated by his yoga students, both in Romania and abroad.
During the communist regime, and even during post-communist years, Mr. Bivolaru has been subject of abuse from obscure groups of interests, fact that is proven by several reports issued by various human rights organizations, such as: The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and Amnesty International.
The IYF asks the Swedish authorities to give a favorable solution in this case – provide Mr. Bivolaru with humanitarian asylum and secure him his right to a private life, fulfilling thus his basic human and religious rights.