Four members of The Rainbow Party, a legal political party, were charged under Article 192 of the Greek Penal Code with "inciting violence" or "disturbing the peace" for hanging a sign in the party's office displaying the words "Lerinski Komitet," (Lerin Committee) in their native Macedonian language as well as in Greek.
The Second World Reunion of the Association of Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia began on July 15, 1998 in the Republic of Macedonia and was scheduled to end with an historic trip to Edessa (Voden) Greece on July 19, 1998. The former child refugees, evacuated from Greece during the Civil War of 1946-49, have consistently been denied entry into Greece simply because they assert their Macedonian ethnic identity.
Hristo Sideropoulos, along with several other founders of the Macedonian Cultural Centre in Lerin, took the Greek government to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Tuesday, March 24, 1998. A decision was reached on July 10, 1998. The Greek government refused the Macedonians the right to register ...
The Second World Reunion of the Association of Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia will be taking place from July 15-19, 1998 in the Republic of Macedonia with an historic trip to Edessa (Voden), Greece planned for the morning of the 19th. The Greek government has consistently denied the former child ...
Во селото Горно Пожарско (Ано Лутраки) воденска околија во Грција, пред еден месец биле разурнати старите македонски гробишта на црквата Св. Ѓорѓи и на нивно место била изградена нова грчка црква со исто име.
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities Fiftieth session Working Group on Minorities - Fourth session 25-29 May, 1998 Date: 26 May, 1998 Re: Oral Intervention of the Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada From: The Macedonian Human Rights Movement in Greece and the Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada Thank you Mr.
Protection of Ethnic Minorities Report by the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights Fifty-Fourth Session - Geneva, 16 March - 24 April 1998 (Item No. 16) The Macedonian Minority The Macedonian minority is still not recognized by the Greek government and consequently faces various forms of harassment and discrimination.
Hristo Sideropoulos, along with several other founders of the Macedonian Cultural Centre in Lerin, filed a court case against the Greek government at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Tuesday, March 24, 1998. The Macedonians have been struggling to open this cultural centre since 1990, but the Greek government has done everything in its power to prevent this.
For the first time ever, a dance group from Aegean Macedonia has performed in Canada. This momentous occasion took place at the 19th annual reunion of the Deca Begalci on March 21, 1998. Despite threats from the Greek authorities and Greek organizations such as the "Pan-Macedonian" organization, fifteen performers from villages all over Aegean Macedonia including Lerin, Voden and Kukush made the trip to Toronto.
TRAIANOS PASOIS ON TRIAL FOR ENTERING THE COUNTRY WITH TWO MACEDONIAN WALL CALENDARS Amnesty International will adopt Traianos Pasois, a member of the ethnic Macedonian minority party "Rainbow", as a prisoner of conscience and will call for his immediate and unconditional release should he be imprisoned after his trial in Florina (Lerin) today, the human rights organization said in a letter to the Greek Government.