Category Archives: discrimination

Macedonian authorities seize canonical bishop’s passport

July 13, 2018. Macedonian authorities have seized the passport of the sole canonical Orthodox bishop serving in the country, whom they have already persecuted for years. At the border crossing at Medžitlija, near Bitola, the Ministry of Internal Affairs confiscated the passport of His Beatitude Jovan (Vraniskovsky), Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, without explanation on July 9, reports the […]

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Public advocates report numerous violations of UOC believers’ rights to UN

July 8, 2018. The NGO “Public Advocacy” sent special statements to the UN Human Rights Council on the cases of seizures of UOC churches and hate speech in the statements of officials. Human rights defenders highlighted the conflict around the church of vlg. Ptichya and bills Nos. 4511, 4128, 5309, which are still under consideration by the Ukrainian Parliament, reports […]

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Head of OSCE notes the information on violation of UOC believers’ rights

July 3, 2018. The OSCE head Thomas Greminger will consider the information provided by NGO Public Advocacy concerning violations of the rights of the UOC believers in Ukraine. The materials were also forwarded to the Director of the Office of the Democratic Institute and Human Rights (ODIHR), the OSCE Special Representative for Freedom of Media and the head of the […]

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Greek prime minister to initiate process of separation of Church from State

June 26, 2018.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras intends to initiate the process of separating the Greek Orthodox Church from the Greek state and revising the relevant article of the Greek constitution, reports Russian Athens with reference to the Greek paper Kathimerini. According to the Greek publication, within the next month Tsipras will present his plan for the revision of the constitution, including […]

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