Longtime supporter of Macedonian Human Rights Movement International, Mincho Tashev, has continued his tremendous assistance of Macedonian human rights initiatives by donating $30,000 in support of Macedonian political prisoners and their families.
The Zoran Zaev regime imprisoned Macedonians who opposed his brutal rule leading up to, during, and after, the forced name change. For example, and in addition to imprisoning dissenters and subjecting them to abhorrent prison conditions, he has: ordered riot police to beat and arrest peaceful protesters; fired (from public and private sector jobs) thousands of Macedonians; shut down media and imposed prison sentences for journalists; blocked social media access for individuals and media outlets; outlawed and criminalized the use of the term “Macedonia”; and ordered the investigation and intimidation of Macedonian civilians including physical attacks and arson.
MHRMI will also bring the case of the political prisoners to the European Court of Human Rights, and are investigating other legal avenues, in order to secure their immediate release.
Additionally, Mr. Tashev has continued his support of MHRMI's human rights activities throughout all of partitioned Macedonia and has reiterated his call for others to do the same:
"There are many proud Macedonians abroad who are very successful businesspeople and donate to local causes, yet are reluctant to donate to Macedonian ones. This is unacceptable. I donate to local causes as well, but my focus will always be to help Macedonians in need. Other ethnic groups, rightfully so, step up and offer support when their communities are suffering. This is the biggest crisis Macedonians have faced in decades, and it directly affects our existence as Macedonians. And for those who donate to causes for the sake of getting a tax receipt, I invite you to read The Wealthy Macedonian Syndrome, which not only explains the inconsequential benefits of a tax receipt, but also explains how your lack of action is detrimental to all Macedonians. Donate here. And donate now."
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has been active on human and national rights issues for Macedonians and other oppressed peoples since 1986. MHRMI demands respect for Macedonia's name, identity and human rights for oppressed Macedonians in the Balkans. For more information: 1-416-850-7125, firstname.lastname@example.org, mhrmi.org, twitter.com/mhrmi, facebook.com/mhrmi, instagram.com/MacedonianHumanRights #OurNameIsMacedonia