One day after approving the registration of the Krste Misirkov Organization, Greece abruptly reversed its decision and cancelled it, citing “problems with the legal representative of the NPO and his repeated issues with the Greek justice system”. The person they are referring to is Father Nikodim Tsarknias, who only has problems with the Greek justice system because they have made it illegal to declare oneself as Macedonian and to seek human and minority rights for Macedonians.
The 2021 Canadian Census is contributing to discrimination against Macedonians - make sure that the Canadian government knows that you are MACEDONIAN from MACEDONIA, no matter which part of partitioned Macedonia you come from.
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International President, Bill Nicholov, met with Annie Lagueux, Director of Policy for Foreign Minister Marc Garneau, and called for Canada to immediately reverse its ill-advised support of the forced name change of the Republic of Macedonia and to condemn the Zoran Zaev regime for its continued abuse of Macedonians' human rights.
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International applauds the Krste Misirkov Organization for its tireless commitment in providing private Macedonian language classes in Aegean Macedonia (annexed by Greece after Macedonia's partition in 1912/13) and demanding that Greece fulfill its international obligations in providing minority language education.
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International President, Bill Nicholov, met with the Director of Amnesty International's European Office, Nils Muiznieks, and European Office Researcher, Jelena Sesar, and called for Amnesty International to denounce the name, identity and history change imposed on Macedonia and to condemn the associated and resulting human rights violations against Macedonians.
We all respond in a crisis. We all respond when someone is in need. But how about when your entire ethnic group is in need? Other groups respond vocally and immediately. But do Macedonians? Unfortunately, nowhere near the level that is needed. MHRMI is different. We've been at the forefront of defending Macedonians for over 30 years. Join us.
Ethnic Policy, a research platform providing theoretical and policy relevant research on ethnic matters worldwide, has pledged support to Macedonians in educating the world about the imposed name change.
Following the lead of fellow EU member-state Greece, which imposed its own demands on Macedonia including the forced name change, Bulgaria is demanding that Macedonia and Macedonians rewrite their history, change their identity, declare that they are “originally Bulgarian", that their language is a "Bulgarian dialect" and completely abandon the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. Moreover, and also contrary to all historical facts, it demands that Macedonia formally accept Bulgaria's revisionist history that Bulgaria, an ally of Hitler and the occupying power in Macedonia, was "not responsible for the deportation of over 7,000 Macedonian Jews to the Treblinka death camp". If these demands aren't met, Bulgaria pledged to veto Macedonia's EU membership bid. EU Spokesperson Ana Pisonero responded:
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International condemns the continued persecution and intimidation of journalists in the Republic of Macedonia. Critics of the Zoran Zaev regime continually face threats and criminal proceedings, including Aleksandar Mitovski, editor of the Infomax news site.
Mitovski was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended over two years, for publishing key – and public – witness testimony in a racketeering scandal involving Zaev.
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International President Bill Nicholov met with David Sproule and Andrew Turner, the Director General and Deputy Director of European and Eurasian Affairs for Global Affairs Canada, and called for Canada to immediately reverse its ill-advised support of the forced name change of the Republic of Macedonia.
Nicholov noted that Canada's policy of “Euro-Atlantic integration” cannot be pursued at the expense of human rights, international law, and the human rights conventions to which Canada is a signatory.