Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

Press Releases

OSCE Implementation Meeting - Statement on Bulgaria and Greece, Freedom of Association of Macedonian Minorities
Press Release by the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/ Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group - Greece have for years worked on human rights and in particular on minority rights in Southeast Europe. The concerns below reflect their related work, but also the views ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Statement on Greece, Freedom of Expression
Press Release by the Greek Helsinki Monitor http://www.greekhelsinki.gr/ Among the countries with long democratic tradition, Greece is regrettably the one with the least respect for the freedom of the press, as shown by a 2000 report of the international organization Freedom House. On a scale 0 [total freedom] ...
Response to GHM/IFEX Appeal: Greek journalists beaten by mayor who walks free despite charges
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada condemns the recent attack against two journalists, ombudsman representatives and Jehovah's Witnesses in Cassandra, Halkidiki (northern Greece). A mob, led by mayor Costas Papayannis, tried to prevent local Jehovah's Witnesses from starting construction of their house of worship, work authorized by the authorities.
Condemnation of Pangalos' Statements Regarding Macedonian Minority in Greece - MHRMC
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada condemns the statements made by Greek Foreign Minister, Theodoros Pangalos during an official visit to Skopje, Macedonia on December 22, 1998. When questioned about the treatment of the Macedonian minority in Greece, Pangalos reacted by saying, "Greece will never recognize a Slavic minority ...
MHRMC Welcomes the Acquittal of Trajanos Pasois
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada welcomes the acquittal of ethnic Macedonian human rights activist, Trajanos Pasois, who stood trial in Greece on November 18, 1998. Pasois was charged under Article 191 of the Greek Penal Code ("disseminating false information") on February 17, 1996 for bringing wall calendars into ...
Upcoming Trial of Macedonian Activist in Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada calls on the international community to condemn the upcoming trial on Wednesday, November 18, 1998 of Trajanos Pasois, an ethnic Macedonian human rights activist living in Greece. On February 17, 1996, Trajanos Pasois crossed the border between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia at Niki (Negochani).
Detsa Begaltsi Border Crossing into Greece
The Second World Reunion of the Association of Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia began on July 15, 1998 in the Republic of Macedonia and was scheduled to end with an historic trip to Edessa (Voden) Greece on July 19, 1998. The former child refugees, evacuated from Greece during the Civil War of 1946-49, have consistently been denied entry into Greece simply because they assert their Macedonian ethnic identity.
Upcoming Second World Reunion of the Detsa Begaltsi
The Second World Reunion of the Association of Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia will be taking place from July 15-19, 1998 in the Republic of Macedonia with an historic trip to Edessa (Voden), Greece planned for the morning of the 19th. The Greek government has consistently denied the former child ...