Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

2005 NEWS ARCHIVES

OSCE Implementation Meeting - Brief Dialog Between the Representative of Rainbow and the Greek Ambassador at the OSCE during the HDIM in Warsaw
Source: Greek Helsinki Monitor www.greekhelsinki.gr At the recent HDIM (Human Dimension Implementation meeting) of the OSCE in Warsaw (25-30 September, 2005) dedicated mainly to human rights and minority issues, Rainbow has been participating as an organization of the Macedonian minority in Greece.
Eurolang Press Release - Greece and Bulgaria Strongly Criticized on Minority Issues
by Georgios N. Papadakis Representatives from Macedonian and Turkish minority organizations at the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the OSCE in Warsaw, ending last Friday (30.9.2005), told the meeting that Greece continues to refuse to recognize any ethnic or linguistic minorities, other than the so-called "Muslim” minority in the west Thrace region.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Anti-Semitism, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Presentation by Rainbow/Vinozhito
Mr. Moderator, May I first ask if you can see and hear me? Thank you because according to an earlier speaker I am someone who does not exist.* * The Greek ambassador in his reply to yesterday's and this morning's sessions once again refused to acknowledge the existence of the Macedonian minority in Greece.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Presentation by Rainbow/Vinozhito
Mr. Moderator, In the framework of today's morning session we are focusing in the topic of racism and xenophobia. Should a person claim that there are citizens in Europe at the beginning of the 21st century who do not possess the right to visit the graves of their parents or have the right to live and die in their place of birth, this would sound bizarre.
OSCE 2005 - Working Session on National Minorities, Rainbow/Vinozhito Presentation
Mr. Moderator, In 2000, here at the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings in Warsaw, the Greek ambassador replied to our questions by repeating the well known but irrational claim that the Macedonian minority in Greece does not exist. He said: "There is no such a Macedonian minority in Greece.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - The Macedonian Minority in Albania, Report by MHRMI
Table of Contents Introduction Violence Against Ethnic Macedonians Census The Use of Macedonian Names Macedonian Media in Albania Arrest of Macedonian Activists and Students Expulsion from Work Macedonian Party for European Integration Contact Information for Macedonian Activists in Albania Introduction The following interview with Edmond Temelko, president of the Macedonian ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - The Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria, Report by MHRMI
Table of Contents Introduction Bulgaria Denies Registration of Macedonian Organizations Defamation of Macedonians on Bulgarian Television OMO PIRIN's Office Vandalized Macedonian Activists Arrested/Detained Expulsion from Work Interference by Bulgarian Authorities at Macedonian Commemorations Bulgarian Ultra-Nationalists Threaten Ethnic Macedonians Violations of OMO Ilinden's Freedom of Assembly Bulgarian TV Station Criticized for ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - The Macedonian Minority in Greece, Report by MHRMI
Table of Contents Introduction Newspaper Censors Article on Macedonian Minority and Language Macedonian TV Journalists Refused Accreditation to Film in Northern Greece Greek State Television Pressured to Air Previously Banned Program That Exposes Persecution Against Macedonian Minority International Press Institute World Press Freedom Review: Greece Radio Station Owner Arrested in ...
OSCE 2005 - Working Session on National Minorities, MHRMI Presentation
Distinguished Moderator and Representatives: Thank you for the opportunity to present to you the current situation of the Macedonian minority in Greece, Bulgaria and Albania. Greece and Bulgaria vigorously deny the existence of the Macedonian minority on their territory and attempt to suppress any voices that advocate human rights.
Bulgarian Ultra-Nationalists Threaten Ethnic Macedonians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2005 Macedonian Human Rights Movement International condemns the recent provocations against the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria during their annual Ilinden celebration. On July 31, 2005 in Betalovoto, Bulgaria, (near the city of Razlog) Macedonian organizations: OMO PIRIN, OMO "Ilinden" PIRIN, TMO VMRO, "Sonce" the Organization ...