Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

Press Releases

MHRMI Demands Return of Macedonia's Name/Nullification of "Prespa Agreement"
MHRMI Demands Return of Macedonia's Name/Nullification of "Prespa Agreement"
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International demands the immediate nullification of the "Prespa Agreement", which illegally and forcibly changed Macedonia's name into the highly derogatory "North Macedonia" in 2019, and in contravention of the Macedonian constitution, parliamentary rules, Macedonian and international law, and multiple international human rights conventions. Full details are below. Nullifying this illegal treaty will return Macedonia's name and guarantee its right to self-determination.
MHRMI Condemns Bulgaria's Provocations and Intimidation at Macedonian Minority Event
MHRMI Condemns Bulgaria's Provocations and Intimidation at Macedonian Minority Event
Bulgarian authorities continue to crack down on Macedonians’ human rights and any expression of Macedonian identity in Bulgaria, with actions and tactics fully sanctioned by the European Union and United States. The number of incidents have increased exponentially as s a direct result of the West’s endorsement of Bulgaria’s anti-Macedonian demands (see the European Union’s official adoption of Bulgaria’s policies, known as the “French Proposal), including, but not limited to:
Landmark Lawsuit Filed Against the European Commission for Failing to Protect Macedonians in Bulgaria
Landmark Lawsuit Filed Against the European Commission for Failing to Protect Macedonians in Bulgaria
Macedonian organizations filed a lawsuit in the Court of Justice of the European Union, against the European Commission, in an historic step to force the registration of Macedonian associations in Bulgaria and protect their right to freedom of assembly and association. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the Macedonian Club for Ethnic Tolerance in Bulgaria, and led by Nov Asnom, Macedonian Human Rights Movement International, World Macedonian Congress Canada, Simon Popovski, Iljo Janev, and several others, demands that the European Union  immediately suspend its financial assistance package, administered through the European Cohesion Fund, of 1.467 billion euros  to Bulgaria pending an immediate end to Bulgaria's violations of Macedonians' rights and the immediate registration of the Macedonian Club for Ethnic Tolerance and the other organizations that it has refused to register, based solely on the grounds that they are Macedonian.
MHRMI Calls for Immediate Action to Secure the Candidacy of Macedonian-Canadian Politician Dan Masin
MHRMI Calls for Immediate Action to Secure the Candidacy of Macedonian-Canadian Politician Dan Masin
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International calls on Macedonians in Canada to join our support of Dan Masin, a proud Macedonian-Canadian, who is seeking candidacy in the Ontario riding of Markham-Stouffville. A proud Macedonian voice is urgently needed in Canadian Parliament in order to advocate for Macedonians and demand an end to Canada's appalling anti-Macedonian policies. As is the case throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Macedonians make up a large percentage of inhabitants in the riding of Markham-Stouffville, and we are specifically calling on them to take immediate action — the first step is to sign up for party membership so that a vote can be cast in support of Dan Masin's candidacy. (see below)
Saying You're Macedonian Is Not Enough
Saying You're Macedonian Is Not Enough
You need to take action. Otherwise, everything Macedonian will continue to be given away to those who want us eradicated. You'll be forever known as a "North Macedonian" from "North Macedonia" — terms specifically designed to eradicate our name, identity, culture, heritage, language, and history. Saying you're Macedonian is not enough. Simply attending Macedonian events is not enough. Complaining about the brutality of the past several years without taking action is not enough.  Macedonian Human Rights Movement International does not stand idly by. We've been leading the Macedonian cause for almost four decades, with concrete human rights projects throughout all of partitioned Macedonia and international lobbying for our name and rights. 
Foreign Minister of Regime in Macedonia Invents Excuse to Avoid Court Hearing for Defamation
Foreign Minister of Regime in Macedonia Invents Excuse to Avoid Court Hearing for Defamation
The foreign minister of the regime in Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, invented an excuse, for the third time, to avoid a court hearing against him on December 26, 2023 for violations of the Law on Civil Liability for Insult and Defamation. The first two occurrences were on May 29, 2023 and September 15, 2023. Each time Osmani claimed "unavoidable obligations", despite knowing, well in advance, of the court dates. The latter two were scheduled to be the final hearings in the lawsuit brought by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International and its president, Bill Nicholov. Osmani slandered MHRMI and Nicholov because of their activism in defending rights of Macedonians, in this case, the severely oppressed Macedonian minority in Bulgaria — a tactic frequently used by the regime and its US government backers.
MHRMI Condemns European Commission's Hypocrisy in Issuing Country Report on the Republic of Macedonia
MHRMI Condemns European Commission's Hypocrisy in Issuing Country Report on the Republic of Macedonia
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) condemns the hypocrisy by the European Commission (EC) in issuing its recent country report on the Republic of Macedonia and its "state of democracy, rule of law, and human rights". The gross human rights violations committed by the regime in Macedonia — only some of which are outlined in the report — are encouraged, enabled, directed and committed by the very organization that authored the report, and led by the United States.
Judgement Announced in MHRMI/Nicholov Lawsuit Against US-Controlled Media Outlet in Macedonia
Judgement Announced in MHRMI/Nicholov Lawsuit Against US-Controlled Media Outlet in Macedonia
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and its President, Bill Nicholov, filed lawsuits for insult and defamation against Bujar Osmani, foreign minister of the regime in Macedonia, and 360 Degrees, a media outlet controlled and funded by the United States. Osmani and 360 Degrees are highly critical — and routinely defame — those who condemn U.S. anti-Macedonian policies and crackdown on human rights and civil liberties.
Second Hearing in MHRMI/Nicholov Lawsuit Against US-Controlled Media Outlet in Macedonia
Second Hearing in MHRMI/Nicholov Lawsuit Against US-Controlled Media Outlet in Macedonia
The second hearing in the lawsuit for insult and defamation filed by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International and MHRMI President Bill Nicholov against 360 Degrees, a US-controlled media outlet in Macedonia, will take place this Friday, September 22, 2023 at 10am, Room 22, Basic Civil Court, Skopje, Macedonia. We call on Macedonian and international media, human rights organizations, politicians, diplomats and all interested in human rights and the rule of law to attend and report on this important case.
Final Hearing in Nicholov/MHRMI Lawsuit vs. Bujar Osmani, Foreign Minister of Regime in Macedonia
Final Hearing in Nicholov/MHRMI Lawsuit vs. Bujar Osmani, Foreign Minister of Regime in Macedonia
The final hearing in the lawsuit for insult and defamation filed by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International and MHRMI President Bill Nicholov against the foreign minister of the regime in Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, will take place this Friday, September 15, 2023 at 10am, Room 8, Basic Civil Court, Skopje, Macedonia. We call on Macedonian and international media, human rights organizations, politicians, diplomats and all interested in human rights and the rule of law to attend and report on this important case.