Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

2016 NEWS ARCHIVES

MHRMI Defends the Existence of the Macedonian Nation - Yes, It's the Year 2016
MHRMI Defends the Existence of the Macedonian Nation - Yes, It's the Year 2016
The Hill: It's 2016, and Macedonia is a real place Georgea Polizos makes a perfect presentation of Greece's illogical and incoherent, ever-changing, position on the Macedonia issue in her response to my op-ed in The Hill. But before I get to Ms. Polizos' technical justification about why it's acceptable ...
MHRMI Interviews Proud Macedonian UFC Fighter Alexander "The Great” Volkanovski
MHRMI Interviews Proud Macedonian UFC Fighter Alexander "The Great” Volkanovski
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International President, Bill Nicholov, had the pleasure of interviewing proud Macedonian UFC fighter, Alexander "The Great” Volkanovski following his recent and impressive Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. MHRMI: First, congratulations on winning your UFC debut! Yes, I'm pretending to be Joe Rogan or Jon Anik, describe the feeling for us...
Exchange in The Hill on Podesta's use of "fyrom" instead of Macedonia
Exchange in The Hill on Podesta's use of "fyrom" instead of Macedonia
A comment by Bill Nicholov from the Macedonian Human Rights Movement International, published in The Hill, sparked an exchange with the American Hellenic Institute, on the use of the temporary reference. Nicholov wrote about the revelation in the Wikileaks cache of hacked emails, that Hillary Clinton's campaign head John ...
Victims of lesser-known forms of racism face an uphill battle
Victims of lesser-known forms of racism face an uphill battle
Source: thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/foreign-policy/307664-when-greece-and-hillary-clinton-tried-to-erase-macedonia What if a politician or his/her campaign chair made a derogatory comment that negates the ethnic origin of an entire group, and continued a policy that ignores persecution of this group and seeks to change its ethnic identity? Breaking news, right? Huge scandal? Only if it's a higher-profile group.
Greece: Continuous acts of harassment against minority rights defenders
Greece: Continuous acts of harassment against minority rights defenders
CASE GRE 181116 HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS Restrictions to freedom of movement / Entry ban / Arbitrary detention The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Greece. Description of the situation: The International Secretariat of OMCT has been informed ...
MHRMI Meets with US State Department Officials, Calls on US to Support Macedonia's Name, Macedonian Minority Rights, and to End its Interference in Macedonian Politics
MHRMI Meets with US State Department Officials, Calls on US to Support Macedonia's Name, Macedonian Minority Rights, and to End its Interference in Macedonian Politics
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International President, Bill Nicholov, met with US State Department officials on October 19, 2016 and called for the United States to immediately end its calls for Macedonia to change its name and to denounce the name negotiations. Nicholov called for the US to help end ...
MHRMI Condemns Greece's Blacklisting of Macedonians as MHRMI Activist is Denied Entry into Greece
MHRMI Condemns Greece's Blacklisting of Macedonians as MHRMI Activist is Denied Entry into Greece
Slavko Mangovski, MHRMI International Coordinator and a dual-citizen of the US and Macedonia, was denied entry into Greece on October 24, 2016 at the Medzitlija/Niki (Negochani) border crossing. He was told by border officials that he is on the "list of undesirables”, Greece's blacklist of Macedonian human rights activists, ...
MHRMI Meets with UN Special Envoy Matthew Nimetz, Calls for his Resignation and an End to the Macedonia Name Negotiations
MHRMI Meets with UN Special Envoy Matthew Nimetz, Calls for his Resignation and an End to the Macedonia Name Negotiations
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in New York City, Macedonian Human Rights Movement International President, Bill Nicholov, met with Ambassador Matthew Nimetz, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on the name issue. MHRMI called for Mr. Nimetz to resign and, as his predecessor Robin O'Neil did, to publicly denounce the name negotiations.
Greece - The Republic of Irrelevance
Greece - The Republic of Irrelevance
There is a misconception among some that Macedonia and Greece must agree to a new name for Macedonia in order to end the so-called name dispute. Greece has been successful in giving the impression that their opinion matters. What the oppressor, Greece, thinks is irrelevant.