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MHRMI and AMHRC Call on Macedonians Abroad to Report Discrimination by Greece

May 10, 2009

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Macedonians Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) - Press Release

Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia - Following the publicity of Canadian-Macedonians' discrimination at the hands of the Greek Consulate in Toronto (see
www.mhrmi.org/news/2009/may05_e.asp), Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) call on Macedonians in the diaspora to contact our organizations to report on similar difficulties they have faced.

We ask for specific cases of discrimination by Greek Consulates and Embassies worldwide and border officials when trying to enter Greece.

Various governments, including Canada and the Czech Republic, have already confronted Greece about its blacklisting of ethnic Macedonians. Our organizations will continue to press this issue to government officials, international courts of human rights, media and other NGO's so it gains worldwide attention.

Greece consistently proves that it acts only in its xenophobic self-interest and will persecute ethnic Macedonians, and other minorities, regardless of where they live. MHRMI and AMHRC call on the international community to force Greece to immediately end this persecution and to finally recognize its large Macedonian minority.

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Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has been active on human and national rights issues for Macedonians and other oppressed peoples since 1986. For more information, please visit www.mhrmi.org, or contact MHRMI at 416-850-7125, or info@mhrmi.org.

Founded in 1984, the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) has been working towards achieving human rights for Macedonians and other oppressed minorities. For more information, please visit www.macedonianhr.org.au, or contact AMHRC at +61 3 9460 2910, or mail@macedonianhr.org.au.

 
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