Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

2003 NEWS ARCHIVES

Rainbow/Vinozhito Meets with the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance
Source: Rainbow/Vinozhito www.florina.org On October 24, 2003, representatives from RAINBOW, as well as from the Greek Committee of the European Bureau of Lesser Used Languages, (EBLUL) met with a delegation from the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in Athens. The purpose of the meeting was to ...
Greece Tackles Its Image as a State of Racists
Source: The Guardian Poll underlines urgency of anti-discrimination bill Greeks found guilty of discriminating against religious or ethnic groups will face up to a year in prison under legislation presented by the Athens government in attempts to quash a rise in racist incidents. The measure, included in a new anti-discrimination law, follows a rash of confrontations with the growing immigrant population.
Tense Greek homecoming - Macedonians: Refugees from an unacknowledged minority visit their villages after 50 years
By Matthew Brunwasser www.sunspot.net THESSALONIKI, Greece - For the first time since the Greek Civil War ended more than 50 years ago, ethnic Macedonian refugees have been allowed back to their former homes and villages in Greece. From Aug. 10 until this week, the refugees have been allowed to visit for 20 days.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - The Macedonian Minority in Greece, Report by MHRMC
Table of Contents Introduction Macedonian Political Refugees Home of Macedonian Culture and the Rousalii Association Greece's Official Stance Regarding the Macedonian Minority / US State Department Report on Greece Macedonian language and the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL) Macedonian Theatre Group Denied Entry into Greece Greek Neo-Fascist Group ...
Bittersweet return for Greek civil war's lost victims
Source: The Guardian Greece is allowing ethnic Macedonians exiled in the 1940s to revisit their homes for the first time Georgi Donevski has fought the memory of being forcibly marched out of Greece for longer than he cares to remember. He was wrenched from his parents, taken from his village in the dark and forced to trek across the mountains.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - The Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria, Report by MHRMC
Table of Contents Introduction Freedom of Expression and the Media Freedom of Association and the Right of Peaceful Assembly Conclusion Contact Information for Macedonian Activists in Bulgaria Introduction The Bulgarian government has and continues to place unlawful restrictions on a number of fundamental rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - The Macedonian Minority in Albania, Report by MHRMC
Table of Contents Introduction Census Macedonian Church in Pustets Contact Information for Macedonian Activists in Albania Introduction The following interview with Edmond Temelko, president of the Macedonian organization "Prespa” in Albania, outlines the precarious position of the Macedonian minority in Albania.