Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

Press Releases

Rainbow Party Erects Macedonian Language Sign in Lerin/Florina
Lerin/Florina On Thursday, July 25, 2002 at approximately 1:00 pm, the Rainbow Party erected a sign outside their office in Lerin/Florina. The sign contained the text "Rainbow - European Movement” in Greek, Macedonian, and English. That morning, Pavle Voskopoulos, member of the Political Secretariat of Rainbow, visited the public prosecutor ...
Canadian Human Rights Activist Rejected at Greek Border
Steve Pliakes, a well-known ethnic Macedonian activist from Canada, was turned back by Greek border officials at the border between the Republics of Macedonia and Greece. Mr. Pliakes attempted to cross the Bogorodica-Negocani (Niki) border crossing on July 6, 2002 to visit the land of his birth.
MHRMC 2001 Annual Report - The Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria
Focus: Freedom of expression and the media; freedom of association and peaceful assembly Introduction: The Bulgarian government has and continues to place unlawful restrictions on a number of fundamental rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. Whether it be through outright discrimination, the uneven application of laws which on their ...
Clarification of News Story re: Platform of Macedonian Minorities and Diaspora
Joint Press Release by the MHRMC and Vinozhito The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada ("MHRMC") and Vinozhito (Rainbow) - Greece, would like to clarify the news report that was released on August 29, 2001 regarding the "Platform of Macedonian Minorities and Diaspora". While the MHRMC and Vinozhito did attend ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - NGO's Condemn Greek Government's Defamatory Attempt to Demonize Macedonian Minority Activists
Press Release by: Greek Helsinki Monitor Home of Macedonian Culture Rainbow - Organization of the Macedonian Minority in Greece Minority Rights Group-Greece The Greece-based NGOs present in today's Session 11 of the OSCE Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, "Greek Helsinki Monitor," "Home of Macedonian Culture," "Rainbow - Organization of the Macedonian ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Statement on Greece, Strengthening Dialogue Between Governments and NGOs: the Negative Greek Experience
Press Release by the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/ In last year's meeting, we had welcomed what had appeared to be the beginning of a dialogue between the Greek government and NGOs concerned with human rights and minorities in Greece. However, following (and perhaps as a consequence of) a backlash against G.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Statement on Bulgaria and Greece, Freedom of Association of Macedonian Minorities
Press Release by the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/ Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group - Greece have for years worked on human rights and in particular on minority rights in Southeast Europe. The concerns below reflect their related work, but also the views ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Statement on Greece, Freedom of Expression
Press Release by the Greek Helsinki Monitor http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/ Among the countries with long democratic tradition, Greece is regrettably the one with the least respect for the freedom of the press, as shown by a 2000 report of the international organization Freedom House. On a scale 0 [total freedom] ...
Response to GHM/IFEX Appeal: Greek journalists beaten by mayor who walks free despite charges
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada condemns the recent attack against two journalists, ombudsman representatives and Jehovah's Witnesses in Cassandra, Halkidiki (northern Greece). A mob, led by mayor Costas Papayannis, tried to prevent local Jehovah's Witnesses from starting construction of their house of worship, work authorized by the authorities.
Condemnation of Pangalos' Statements Regarding Macedonian Minority in Greece - MHRMC
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada condemns the statements made by Greek Foreign Minister, Theodoros Pangalos during an official visit to Skopje, Macedonia on December 22, 1998. When questioned about the treatment of the Macedonian minority in Greece, Pangalos reacted by saying, "Greece will never recognize a Slavic minority ...