Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Bulgarian Prime Minister Acknowledges Existence of Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria
PRIME MINISTER SAKSOBURGOTSKI - THERE ARE FEW THOUSANDS BULGARIANS WITH MACEDONIAN ORIGIN IN BULGARIA "Bulgaria acknowledges the minorities in the country. In 2001 few thousands of citizens declared as Bulgarians with Macedonian origin, and 3 thousands of citizens stated that the Macedonian language is their mother language.
MHRMC Criticism of US State Department Report on Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) is appalled by the US State Department's continued misrepresentation of the Macedonian minority in Greece in its "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2002: Greece”. Despite numerous appeals by the MHRMC and other international NGOs, (see the Greek Helsinki Monitor's press ...
CEDIME-SE Guide to the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Launch of a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the FCNM texts, all related dates, state and NGO reports, opinions, state comments on opinions, Committee of Ministers resolutions, and other related documents. The CEDIME-SE (Center of Documentation and Information on Minorities in Europe - Southeast Europe) Guide to the Council of ...
Another Canadian-Macedonian Denied Entry into Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) has learned that Mendo Petrevski, a Canadian citizen of Macedonian descent, was denied entry into Greece on May 30, 2002. This is the third documented incident in 2002 of a Canadian citizen being refused entry into Greece simply because of their ethnic background.
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.
Greek Shame Revealed on National Television - The Character Assassination of Father Nikodimos Tsarknias
Father Tsarknias, a Macedonian Orthodox priest, is fighting to reintroduce the centuries old tradition of Macedonian religious services to members of Greece's oppressed Macedonian minority. By Risto Stefov rstefov@hotmail.com I was recently invited to view a video of what was to be a discussion on the progress of Macedonian human rights and the construction of a new Macedonian church in Greece.
Vinozhito/Rainbow Member Petse Dimtsis Elected to Office in Lerin
Vinozhito/Rainbow Press Release After the Greek Municipal Elections In MEGA television's broadcast, "The Hour of the Ballot Box," October 10, 2002, the media representative of the New Democracy party, Mr. Rousopoulos, attempted to justify the defeat of the departing prefect, Mr. Altini, who was supported by New Democracy in Florina.
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.
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.