Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

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MHRMI Supports Legal Defence of the Centre for the Macedonian Language in Greece​
MHRMI Supports Legal Defence of the Centre for the Macedonian Language in Greece​
Since the registration of the Centre for the Macedonian Language in Greece, based in Lerin, numerous lawsuits have been filed in an attempt to rescind its registration. To date, nine lawsuits have been launched from various organizations, political parties and most notably, the public prosecutor of Lerin. These actions are in-line with prevalent anti-Macedonian views and Greece's suppression of Macedonian rights. The Centre for the Macedonian Language in Greece offers free online lessons to students of all ages who seek to improve or learn their mother tongue of Macedonian, after generations of Greece's notorious suppression of it.
European Free Alliance Calls for Dignity and Human Rights for Macedonian Political Prisoners
European Free Alliance Calls for Dignity and Human Rights for Macedonian Political Prisoners
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International President Bill Nicholov met with European Free Alliance President Lorena Lopez de Lacalle and Political and Public Affairs Advisor Paul Butcher on January 26, 2023 to discuss grave issues facing Macedonians, including the abhorrent conditions that political prisoners are enduring in the Republic of Macedonia — stemming from their dissent against the forced and highly derogatory name change into "North Macedonia" — and the subsequent increase of violence, threats, and denial of basic human rights throughout the Balkans, also resulting from the forced name, identity and history change imposed on Macedonians.
MHRMI President Bill Nicholov, MHRMI File Lawsuits Against Foreign Minister of Macedonia Regime, Media Outlet
MHRMI President Bill Nicholov, MHRMI File Lawsuits Against Foreign Minister of Macedonia Regime, Media Outlet
On January 27, 2023, Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) President, Bill Nicholov, and MHRMI as an organization, filed lawsuits for insult and defamation in Basic Civil Court Skopje, Macedonia against Bujar Osmani, foreign minister of the Macedonia regime and 360 Degrees, a media outlet in Macedonia. Osmani and 360 Degrees are highly critical of those who dissent against the regime and U.S. anti-Macedonian policies and crackdown on human rights and civil liberties. The lawsuits are for violations of the Law on Civil Liability for Insult and Defamation.
ACTION ALERT: Demand an end to hateful Western media coverage of Macedonians
ACTION ALERT: Demand an end to hateful Western media coverage of Macedonians
ACTION ALERT: Visit https://mhrmi.org/act/perpetuates to instantly send the following email to Western media outlets and demand an end to their hateful coverage of Macedonians:
Macedonian Organizations File European Commission Case Against Bulgaria
Macedonian Organizations File European Commission Case Against Bulgaria
A complaint for the infringement of EU law has been filed against the Republic of Bulgaria at the European Commission for refusing to register the Macedonian Club for Ethnic Tolerance, thereby breaching several fundamental EU rights, directives, procedures and EU practices.
MHRMI Funds Opening of Macedonian Cultural Centre in Bulgaria
MHRMI Funds Opening of Macedonian Cultural Centre in Bulgaria
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International is proud to announce that we have funded the opening of the Nikola Vaptsarov Macedonian Cultural Centre in Gorna Djumaja (renamed "Blagoevgrad" by Bulgaria), Pirin Macedonia. An official ceremony will take place on October 30, 2022. The cultural centre will be operated by the Macedonian Society for the Protection of Basic Human Rights, an organization which advocates for the oppressed Macedonian minority in Bulgaria, and will continue to be financed by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International.
MHRMI, Karakamisheva-Jovanovska Launch European Court of Human Rights Case to Overturn Forced Macedonia Name Change
MHRMI, Karakamisheva-Jovanovska Launch European Court of Human Rights Case to Overturn Forced Macedonia Name Change
The forced name change is a direct cause of the vast human rights violations being committed against Macedonians and, as such, MHRMI and Karakamisheva-Jovanovska seek to overturn it and reinstate Macedonia's name based on, and by invoking, the following Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, all of which the regime continuously violates:
MHRMI Condemns the Regime in Macedonia's Capitulation to EU/French/Bulgarian Demands
MHRMI Condemns the Regime in Macedonia's Capitulation to EU/French/Bulgarian Demands
Through daily, mass protests, the Macedonian people gave the regime a resounding NO to the EU-backed, French-sponsored Bulgarian demands to completely abandon Macedonians' identity, language, culture and history, yet it still pushed through passing of the "French Proposal" (as it is known), all for a chance at negotiating potential EU membership*.
MHRMI Condemns EU-Enabled Bulgarian Harassment of Macedonian Minority Activists​
MHRMI Condemns EU-Enabled Bulgarian Harassment of Macedonian Minority Activists​
Following the European Union’s shocking support of Greece’s campaign to change the Republic of Macedonia’s name and eradicate Macedonians’ ethnic identity and history (a key point outlined in the “Prespa Agreement”), Bulgaria ramped up its own demands on Macedonians, also garnering EU support. The most notable, and brazen, form came with the “French Proposal”, named after Emmanuel Macron fully endorsed Bulgaria’s demands to eradicate Macedonians’ ethnic identity and history.
Le MHRMI condamne l’UE pour avoir adopté la politique anti-macédonienne de la Bulgarie, connue sous le nom de la « proposition française »
Le MHRMI condamne l’UE pour avoir adopté la politique anti-macédonienne de la Bulgarie, connue sous le nom de la « proposition française »
Faisant preuve d’un mépris total de sa propre charte, l’UE a adopté la proposition de la France qui soutient pleinement la politique anti-macédonienne de la Bulgarie. Selon celle-ci, la Macédoine doit se conformer aux demandes de la Bulgarie pour adhérer à l’UE.*