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2003 NEWS ARCHIVES

Greek Neo-Fascist Group Attacks 50 Year-Old
Members of Golden Dawn Assualt Fifty Year-Old But Police Refused to Arrest www.maknews.com It was necessary for the Minister of Justice, Philippos Petsalnikos, to intervene in order for the police to act and arrest two members of Golden Dawn (1) who were accused of beating a citizen. The ...
Invitation for the Third Macedonian World Human Rights Conference
For more information please see the Conference Invitation and Registration Form In order to coordinate the activities of all Macedonian human rights organizations and activists, the Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada and the United Macedonians Organization of Canada, as defenders of the human rights of ethnic Macedonians living in ...
Message from Lerin: Repeal the 1982 Law on Political Refugees
Two days ago in Lerin, with the participation of some 600 Macedonians from the Aegean part of Macedonia (200 of whom were former child-refugees from Greece), the third gathering of the political refugees began. This was the first time the gathering was organized in Greece thanks to a new policy of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Rainbow Party (Vinozhito) Hosts Symbolic Reception for Macedonian Political Refugees
Source: Rainbow/Vinozhito www.florina.org On 20 August 2003 a symbolic reception took place in Lerin/Florina to welcome those Macedonian political refugees permitted entry to Greece on the basis of a recent decision by the Greek Foreign Ministry. The event was organized by the Reception Committee, which was composed of the refugees' family members residing in Greece and Rainbow party officials.
Questions Posed to Greek Ministers by Racist Greek Deputy
So-called "Macedonian Press Agency" MHRMC Note: The so-called "Macedonian Press Agency" is actually a Greek fanatical news agency inappropriately named to spread propaganda that "Macedonia is Greek". Every statement made by the Greek deputy, including the unfounded claim of 200,000 Greeks in the Republic of Macedonia, is aimed at deflecting ...
Greek Foreign Ministry's Nervous Reaction of Macedonian Refugees' Meeting in Lerin/Florina
News item courtesy of the Greek Helsinki Monitor Kathimerini - Greece's International English Language Newspaper Discord brewing in Florina Greece yesterday protested to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonias diplomatic mission in Athens over the planned participation of FYROMs deputy Parliament speaker in a potentially controversial meeting in northern Greece.
The Plight of the Macedonian Refugee Children (Detsa Begaltsi)
Macedonia: What Went Wrong in the Last 200 Years Part VIII - The Plight of the Macedonian Refugee Children by Risto Stefov In the previous article (part VII) I covered World War II, the Greek Civil War and their effects on the Macedonian people. In this article (part VIII) I will cover the evacuation of the Macedonian children and the consequences of the Greek Civil War.
Political Refugees Trickle Into Lerin After 55 Years of Greek Apartheid
Source: Rainbow/Vinozhito www.florina.org On August 20, 2003, Vinozhito (the Rainbow Party) hosted a symbolic reception for the Macedonian political refugees who were permitted to enter Greece. The reception included relatives of the refugees who are living in Greece and are members of Rainbow Party.
Unmasking of Greece's Policy of Racism and Discrimination Against Macedonians
Source: Rainbow/Vinozhito www.florina.org A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Greece concerning the question of Macedonian political refugees notes inter alia that: "…as we have previously announced, yesterday marked the start of the implementation of the humanitarian measure of issuing permits to visit Greece to political refugees in FYROM, and everything is proceeding smoothly and without a hitch.
Macedonian Political Refugees Once Again Denied Democratic Rights by Greek Authorities
Greek Helsinki Monitor & Minority Rights Group - Greece www.greekhelsinki.gr Topic: Macedonian Political Refugees Once Again Denied Democratic Rights by Greek Authorities Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) and Minority Rights Group-Greece (MRG-G) denounce today's refusal by Greek authorities to dozens of ethnic Macedonian political refugees and relatives to enter ...