- THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF UN - NEW YORK
- THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL
-THE EUROPEAN UNITY - BRUSSELS
-THE HIGH COMMISSARIAT OF HUMAN RIGHT - GENEVA
-THE GOVERNMENT OF REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
-THE GOVERNMENT OF REPUBLIC OF GREECE
-O S C E - WIEN - AUSTRIA
- THE EUROPEAN PUBLIC
DEMAND OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM
F R O M:
THE MACEDONIANS BORN IN THE AEGEAN PART OF MACEDONIA
TODAY NORTHERN GREECE - AS AN AUTOCHTONE ETHNIC POPULATION -
EXPELLED IN THE WAR TIME OF 1945-49 IN GREECE -
TODAY'S PLACE OF LIVING - R. OF MACEDOMA, EUROPE, ASIA AND OVERSEAS
REPUBLIC OF GREECE
RELATED TO OUR REQUEST OF: FEBRUARY 1996 AND JULY 1996
BITOLA - 1997
H I S T O R Y
We are born in the Aegean part Macedonia - today Northern Greece as autochtone
ethnical Macedonians, in our father's native homes, where our ancestors
have been living for thousands of years.
In Greece - in the period of 1945 - 1949 - the civil war storm raged. The
progressive forces of the Greek people together with the other population
and nationalities in Greece were fighting to create one modern society
and better life.
We too the ETHNICAL MACEDONIANS joined the movement looking for human right
and national equality.
The Greek chauvinist authorities had thrown their entire rage over the
Macedonian people. They have carried out terror and violence transforming
them into a genocide over us the Macedonians.
Running out of such a terror - we have abandoned our born homes and
living now in R of Macedonia while our brothers and sisters are dispersed
across Eastern Europe, Europe, Asia, America, Canada and Australia.
We are POLITiCAL REFUGEES from Greece.
Any entering in Greece is forbidden for us. our taken proprieties were
given to the colonists brought by the government from Asia Minor, Black
sea regions, Caucuses and other places.
Therefore we submit this request of ours - Petition to the UN in New York
and Geneva, to
the European community - where we belong and demand:
We demand recognition of the status of POLITICAL REFUGEES.
Free entering in Greece.
Recognition of the legal subject of us the political refilgees, recognition
and valuation of the passports we received in the countries we live - with
all our particularities entered in them.
We demand a right to a free return - repatriation on our born places -
possessing and managing our father's propriety.
Our return - repatriation - is to be as ethnical autochtone Macedonians.
We ask the European Council - to send their monitoring servicemen on the
frontier crossings between Macedonia and Greece - to get acquanted with
the visa - passport regime.
J U S T I F I C A T I ON
I. We demand from Greece, UN and the European Council.
- recognition of the right to political refugees
According to the:
a) Convention Relating to the status of refugees
- heading I article A-2
b) Temporary Agreement between Macedonia and Greece
- article 9
II. We are deprived of a free enter in Greece.
- Thousands of Macedonians born in Greece are returned from the
Greek border officials op the frontier crossings - regardless of the countries
they are coming form - Macedonia, America, Australia or Europe.
a) Temporary Agreement - article 9
b) Universal Declaration of human right 217 A III
of December 10,1948, article 13
Quotation - "Every
one is free to leave any country, included its own, as well as to return
in its own country"
III. The citizen's legal subject when entering
Greece in negated and insulted. Our passports are not accepted.
a) Universal Declaration of human rights, article 6
Those persons born in Greece - having passports from any country with the
particulars showing that the person in Macedonian - are forced to change
their data - giving them in Greek forms as the family names and names,
the toponyms of the villages and towns. they are cross - examined about
the origin of their father, mother, grandmother, grandfather and great
- grandfather, with an intention to confirm that the person in question
is Greek arid not Macedonian. The particularities they extract are put
into a dossier and computerized. Such a person is to wait few days until
it receives permission from the head of the place to enter.
The persons keeping their real particularities and data are returned from
the border - crossing - insulted and disdained.
Deprived and violated rights relating to the:
b) international Convenant on civil and political rights
2200 A ~ December 16, 1966, part 111 article 12 p.4
c) international Convention on the elimination of all forms
of racial discrimination 2106 A~ January 4 1969.
article 5 - D
d) Convention relating to the status of refugees heading
V article 28 about the traveling documents - p.2
"The Contracting countries will recognize the passports issued bv their
IV. We are deprived from the right to a free return
in our born places - REPATRIATiON - to posses and manage our father's properties.
Universal Declaration of the human rights article 13 and 17
Deprived and violated rights related to the:
international Convention on the elimination 0œ all forms of racial discrimination
on. article 5 - D
Quotation. The contracting
states will ensure to each refugee - if they like it - secure return to
their own country."
V. Our entering - repatriation - in Greece,
is to be without any preconditions. We shall return as ethnical Macedonians
with all of our particularities:
- Right to the mothers Macedonian language
- Right to use the Cvrillic letter
- Macedonian orthodox religion
- cultural and historical heritage
- tradition and customs
a) Related to the Universal Declaration of human rights
- article 2
b) international Convenant on economic social and cultural rights
- article 13 p.3
c) international Convenant on civil and political rights
- article 17 18.19,21.27
VI. We ask from the European Council to send their
monitoring service men on the frontier crossings between Macedonia and
Greece - to get acquainted with the visa - passport regime carried out
by the Greek authorities over the Macedonians born in Greece.
S U M M A R Y
To accomplish our human rights
and freedom - it is exigent that the UN. the European Council. European
Unity and OSCE ask the government of Greece to respect and put into effect
the Temporary Agreement between Macedonia and Greece as well as all conventions
on the human rights and freedom.
The secretary general of
the European Council is to ask - according to article 57 of the convention
for human rights and freedom - "Each country to send a report about
the way its internal right ensures real application of all decrees in this
It is an utmost time for
the European conimuniry to demand from Greece to bring and apply laws enabling
all citizen in the counti,' to find their right and freedom, regardless
of the nationality, the language, religion and culture.
It is exigent that Europe
casts out those countries not recognizing any other nations nationalities
or minorities in their state.
A special example today
in Europe are the unique Bulgaria and Greece - declring themselves as uni-national
states. They carry out - GENOCIDE - at front of whole Europe.
The European community should
withhold the financial support Greece colonizers "oldgreeks" - in our properties
-tending to change the ethnical structure of the population and terminate
the genocide over the Macedonian people.
With our great respect to YOU
and whole association of Europe
For the presidency of ZMEDM
/ Popovski Aleksandar - President /
]anuary - 1997 in Bitola
Our address is: ul Vasko Karangelevski b.b.
Hotel "Bitola" - Bitola
Republic of Macedonia
Tel. & Fax +389 97 224 633
To the name of : Association of the Macedonians from
the Aegean part of Macedonia - Bitola