Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

2006 NEWS ARCHIVES

MHRMI Calls on Bulgarian Authorities to Respect Freedom of Assembly for Upcoming Macedonian Commemoration
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release On July 30, 2006 in Mosomishkite Banji, Bulgaria, (near the city of Gotse Delchev) Macedonian organizations and their supporters will gather to commemorate Ilinden, the Macedonian uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1903. Macedonians in Bulgaria continuously face discrimination and intimidation when ...
Times Responds to Macedonians' Complaints About "Slav" Reference
How one small adjective spelt trouble abroad Sally Baker Source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,61-2270528,00.html LAST week I wrote about the near-impossibility of failing to offend someone, somewhere, in the pages of a daily newspaper. Foreign stories extend the possibilities dramatically.
MHRMI Response to Times Article Referring to Macedonians as "Slavs"
Times Responds to Macedonians' Complaints About "Slav" Reference Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release In the July 6, 2006 article "Former boxer becomes Macedonian Prime Minister", Anthony Browne describes Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski as "A Slav nationalist former boxer and amateur actor", describes the conflict between the "Slav ...
MHRMI Condemns Bulgaria's Racist Coverage of Macedonian Party Congress
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release Bulgarian politicians and media are in an uproar following the congress of Macedonian political party OMO Ilinden PIRIN. The party called for the Macedonian language to be taught in schools and news to be broadcast in Macedonian on Bulgarian state television.
Greek President Denies Existence of Macedonian Minority in Greece
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release Macedonian Human Rights Movement International applauds Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski's statement in response to comments by Greek President Karolos Papulias stating that there is no Macedonian minority in Greece. On May 17, 2006, Papulias said, "There is no Slavic minority in Greece, ...
Eva Bidania (European Free Alliance Youth) Visits the Macedonian Minority in Greece
Macedonian Minority in Greece: FIGHTING AGAINST THE TIDE A report by Eva Bidania "Zdravo!! I have just returned from a visit to the Macedonian minority in Greece. I stayed in a pretty city called Florina/Lerin that is in a province in the north of the Greek state and where the majority of the population is Macedonian.
International Helsinki Federation 2006 Annual Report
The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) posted the first ten chapters of the upcoming 2006 Report - "Human Rights In The OSCE Region: Europe, Central Asia and North America" (Events of 2005) on its website under: www.ihf-hr.org/documents/doc_summary.php?sec_id=3&d_id=4232 today.
MHRMI 2006 Annual Report - The Macedonian Minority in Greece
Introduction Greece vigorously denies the existence of any ethnic minorities on its territory and attempts to suppress any voices that advocate human rights. Simply raising the issue of the Macedonian minority in Greece causes Greek citizens and politicians alike to react in outrage. The majority of Greek society supports its government's non-recognition and discrimination of its large Macedonian minority.
Greece: Human rights defenders' harassment in 2005 - The Observatory report
Greek Helsinki Monitor - Press Release Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) welcomes the release of the Annual Report 2005 of the world's most important human rights defenders NGO, the Observatory for the Protections of Human Rights Defenders, which makes references to several cases of harassment of human rights defenders in Greece, reproduces below.
EFAY Visits EFA-Rainbow
EFA-Rainbow - Press Release www.florina.org EFA-Rainbow was pleased and honored to welcome in Florina/Lerin on the 16th of March the EFA Youth Coordinator Ms Eva Bidania Ibargutxi. During her 3-day visit, the Basque minority & human rights activist met with members of EFA Rainbow Political Secretariat and Youth, EFA-EPP Political Advisor on minority issues in the Balkans Dr.