Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
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.
Resolution and Declaration for Promotion of the National Minority Status and Rights in the Republic of Albania
ACCORDING to the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal declaration for human rights, the European convention for protection of human rights and elementary freedom, the International convention for elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, the Convention for children's rights, the Final Helsinki document, the document from the Copenhagen ...
Macedonian Books Burned at Exhibition in Greece
Macedonian MFA protests to Greek MFA about book destruction incident in Thessaloniki Book Exhibition Republic of Macedonia Agency of Information Macedonia - Greece INCIDENT AT THE BOOK FAIR IN THESSALONIKI http://www.sinf.gov.mk/PressRoomEN/2002/05/n0531.htm#2 Skopje, May 31 - A group of unknown young people Wednesday broke into the stand ...
Report About Minorities and Media in Greece
By: Georgios N. Papadakis- "Express” Daily Financial Newspaper-Athens Unfortunately, the general situation in Greece as far as all kinds of minorities are concerned cannot be yet characterized as satisfactory, although significant progress was made over the past 10-15 years. Being a member of the European Union, Greece was (and still ...
Macedonian Theatre Group Harassed by Bulgarian Border Police
The Macedonian theatre group "Skrb i uteha" visited Bulgaria from April 6 till April 10, 2002 on invitation of the "Chitalishte Nikola Vapcarov" from the locality of Mosomishte. During the visit the group performed 5 shows of Tihomir Ilevski's play "Olesni, razresi, prosti" in the localities of Mikrevo, Kremen, Sandanski, Mosomishte and Leski.