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MHRMC Condemns Greece's Blacklisting of Ethnic Macedonians as Yet Another Canadian-Macedonian is Denied Entry into Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) condemns Greece's continued blacklisting of ethnic Macedonian human rights activists and political refugees. Yet another Canadian citizen of ethnic Macedonian descent was denied entry into Greece, as the Greek government continues to backtrack on their recent pledge that Macedonian political refugees would ...
MHRMC Condemns Greece's Continued Blacklisting of Ethnic Macedonians
Sources: Deutsche Welle, Dnevnik, Vest The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) condemns Greece's continued blacklisting of ethnic Macedonian human rights activists and political refugees. Despite Greece's recent pledge that Macedonian political refugees will finally be allowed to enter Greece this summer, after 55 years in exile and in ...
Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Announces Free Return of Macedonian Political Refugees
Macedonian political refugees (known as the Detsa Begaltsi or child refugees), were evacuated from Greece during the Civil War of 1946-49 and have consistently been denied entry into Greece simply because they assert their Macedonian ethnic identity. Former child refugees who assert a Greek identity have been allowed to return to Greece.
ECRI Meeting with Macedonian Organizations in Bulgaria
On May 7, 2003, in Sofia, Bulgaria, activists of the Macedonian organizations in the Pirin part of Macedonia had a meeting with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) [www.coe.int/ecri]. ECRI is an independent human rights monitoring mechanism, which was established by the first "Summit of Heads of State and Government of the member States of the Council of Europe" (October 1993).
MHRMC Criticism of US State Department Report on Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) is appalled by the US State Department's continued misrepresentation of the Macedonian minority in Greece in its "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2002: Greece”. Despite numerous appeals by the MHRMC and other international NGOs, (see the Greek Helsinki Monitor's press ...
Another Canadian-Macedonian Denied Entry into Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) has learned that Mendo Petrevski, a Canadian citizen of Macedonian descent, was denied entry into Greece on May 30, 2002. This is the third documented incident in 2002 of a Canadian citizen being refused entry into Greece simply because of their ethnic background.
Info Zora - The Rainbow/Vinozhito Newsletter - October/November 2002 - No.8
RAINBOW (VINOZHITO), European Movement Member of the European Free Alliance (EFA) STEFANOU DRAGOUMI 11, P.O. Box 51, 53100 FLORINA, LERIN GREECE TEL, FAX: +302385, 46548 URL: http://www.florina.org/ ANNOUNCEMENT Florina / Lerin 23.10.2002 During MEGA television's recent program, "The Hour of the Ballot Box” [I Ora tis Kalpes] (21.10.2002), Mr.
Macedonian Minority Organization OMO Ilinden Intimidated by Bulgarian Police at Macedonian Commemoration
On Saturday, July 27, OMO Ilinden, a Macedonian minority organization in Bulgaria, gathered at King Samuel's fortress near the town of Petrich in order to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Ilinden uprising (Macedonian uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1903). Approximately 1,500 people attended the ceremony, which included speeches and Macedonian music and dances.
Macedonian Minority Organization OMO Ilinden Attacked by Bulgarian Nationalists
On Thursday, September 12 at approximately 3:00pm, OMO Ilinden, a Macedonian minority organization in Bulgaria, intended to commemorate Vartolomey Night (massacre of Macedonians in Bulgaria in 1924). About 45 members and sympathizers gathered in front of the US University in Blagoevgrad and marched to the Gotse Delchev monument in Macedonia Square.
Another Canadian Human Rights Activist Rejected at Greek Border
Done Rakovsky, a Canadian citizen of ethnic Macedonian descent, was turned back by Greek officials at the border between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece on May 9, 2002. Mr. Rakovsky attempted to cross the Bogorodica-Negochani (Niki) border crossing to visit the land of his birth.