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Info Zora - The Rainbow/Vinozhito Newsletter - October/November 2002 - No.8
RAINBOW (VINOZHITO), European Movement Member of the European Free Alliance (EFA) STEFANOU DRAGOUMI 11, P.O. Box 51, 53100 FLORINA, LERIN GREECE TEL, FAX: +302385, 46548 URL: http://www.florina.org/ ANNOUNCEMENT Florina / Lerin 23.10.2002 During MEGA television's recent program, "The Hour of the Ballot Box” [I Ora tis Kalpes] (21.10.2002), Mr.
Macedonian Minority Organization OMO Ilinden Intimidated by Bulgarian Police at Macedonian Commemoration
On Saturday, July 27, OMO Ilinden, a Macedonian minority organization in Bulgaria, gathered at King Samuel's fortress near the town of Petrich in order to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Ilinden uprising (Macedonian uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1903). Approximately 1,500 people attended the ceremony, which included speeches and Macedonian music and dances.
Macedonian Minority Organization OMO Ilinden Attacked by Bulgarian Nationalists
On Thursday, September 12 at approximately 3:00pm, OMO Ilinden, a Macedonian minority organization in Bulgaria, intended to commemorate Vartolomey Night (massacre of Macedonians in Bulgaria in 1924). About 45 members and sympathizers gathered in front of the US University in Blagoevgrad and marched to the Gotse Delchev monument in Macedonia Square.
Another Canadian Human Rights Activist Rejected at Greek Border
Done Rakovsky, a Canadian citizen of ethnic Macedonian descent, was turned back by Greek officials at the border between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece on May 9, 2002. Mr. Rakovsky attempted to cross the Bogorodica-Negochani (Niki) border crossing to visit the land of his birth.
Rainbow Party Erects Macedonian Language Sign in Lerin/Florina
Lerin/Florina On Thursday, July 25, 2002 at approximately 1:00 pm, the Rainbow Party erected a sign outside their office in Lerin/Florina. The sign contained the text "Rainbow - European Movement” in Greek, Macedonian, and English. That morning, Pavle Voskopoulos, member of the Political Secretariat of Rainbow, visited the public prosecutor ...
Canadian Human Rights Activist Rejected at Greek Border
Steve Pliakes, a well-known ethnic Macedonian activist from Canada, was turned back by Greek border officials at the border between the Republics of Macedonia and Greece. Mr. Pliakes attempted to cross the Bogorodica-Negocani (Niki) border crossing on July 6, 2002 to visit the land of his birth.
MHRMC 2001 Annual Report - The Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria
Focus: Freedom of expression and the media; freedom of association and peaceful assembly Introduction: The Bulgarian government has and continues to place unlawful restrictions on a number of fundamental rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. Whether it be through outright discrimination, the uneven application of laws which on their ...
Clarification of News Story re: Platform of Macedonian Minorities and Diaspora
Joint Press Release by the MHRMC and Vinozhito The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada ("MHRMC") and Vinozhito (Rainbow) - Greece, would like to clarify the news report that was released on August 29, 2001 regarding the "Platform of Macedonian Minorities and Diaspora". While the MHRMC and Vinozhito did attend ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - NGO's Condemn Greek Government's Defamatory Attempt to Demonize Macedonian Minority Activists
Press Release by: Greek Helsinki Monitor Home of Macedonian Culture Rainbow - Organization of the Macedonian Minority in Greece Minority Rights Group-Greece The Greece-based NGOs present in today's Session 11 of the OSCE Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, "Greek Helsinki Monitor," "Home of Macedonian Culture," "Rainbow - Organization of the Macedonian ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Statement on Greece, Strengthening Dialogue Between Governments and NGOs: the Negative Greek Experience
Press Release by the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/ In last year's meeting, we had welcomed what had appeared to be the beginning of a dialogue between the Greek government and NGOs concerned with human rights and minorities in Greece. However, following (and perhaps as a consequence of) a backlash against G.