Tag: bajram
Macedonia 09.11.20 | 21:14

Even after he died, Amdi Bajram was paid 2,000 EUR by the Parliament

Four days after he died, former member of Parliament Amdi Bajram received two months worth of payments from the Parliament. As a former representative, he was eligible to entitlement, depending on the years spent in office. In this case, Bajram received four average salaries, or nearly 2,000 EUR in total. There...

Macedonia 25.10.20 | 15:21

Long lines of cars around the Skopje cemetery as hundreds come to pay final respects to Amdi Bajram

Approaches to the Butel cemetery in Skopje are clogged with the many people trying to drive there to pay respects to Amdi Bajram. The Roma politician who led the SRM party died yesterday after contracting the coronavirus. The funeral procession is moving from his near-by house to the Butel cemetery...

Macedonia 24.10.20 | 22:35

Amdi Bajram had the coronavirus when he died, the family is now reportedly planning a large funeral

The Healthcare Ministry confirmed media reports that politician Amdi Bajram, who died today, was positive to the coronavirus. The Ministry will now work to track down anybody who has been in intense contact with Bajram in the past days. The issue is greatly complicated by the fact that Bajram staged...

Macedonia 24.10.20 | 15:02

Colorful politician Amdi Bajram dead at 64

Amdi Bajram, a long standing Roma political leader in Macedonia, has died aged 64. It is being reported that Bajram died at the “Philip II” clinic in Skopje, from heart disease, and rumors are being spread that he may also have had the coronavirus. He suffered from diabetes and other health...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 10:44

Backyard slaughtering of animals for Kurban Bajram filmed in Ohrid

Social media users from Ohrid have shared pictures showing the slaughtering and skinning of sacrificial animals for the Kurban Bajram (Eid al Adha) holiday. The Muslim holiday marks the readiness of Abraham to sacrifice his son to God, and traditionally sacrificial animals, usually lambs, are killed...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 11:50

Minister Filipce condemns violations of coronavirus rules during the Muslim Ramadan Bajram holiday

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce condemned the actions of many Muslims who violated the restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Throughout the month of Ramadan, and especially with its end and the celebration of Eid – Ramadan Bajram, many instances of large gatherings for the...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 11:45

The 42 hours long Ramadan Bajram lockdown has begun

A 42 hours long lockdown began on Sunday at 11h. It is put in place to reduce the threat of the spread of the coronavirus during the Muslim holiday Ramadan Bajram – Eid el Fitr. The lockdown ends on Tuesday morning. The Government was apparently under serious pressure from the Islamic community...

Macedonia 21.05.20 | 13:17

Is SDSM setting up Culev with the curfew for the Bajram holiday?

Is the government playing games with the curfew for the religious Bajram holiday. First, the IRC, and then VMRO-DPMNE, strongly opposed restricting the movement from 7 pm on Saturday until 5 am on Tuesday. But the government has remained silent to appeals that the Islamic community doesn’t need...

Macedonia 21.05.20 | 09:13

IRC threatens the Government: If curfew is imposed during the Bajram holiday, you will lose our support

If curfew is imposed over the weekend, during our Eid al-Fitr holiday, you, as competent authorities, will lose the trust of all believers from the Islamic community, given that the country is facing parliamentary elections, the Islamic Religious Community (IRC) said in a letter to the Government. We...

Macedonia 28.02.20 | 18:55

SDSM coalition partner endorses electoral fraud

Amdi Bajram, the leader of the SRM Roma party that is allied with the ruling SDSM party, openly endorsed electoral fraud for the coming early elections. In an address to party supporters, Bajram called on them to stuff the ballot boxes. We know how we do it. We all go out at 7 and we fill the boxes....

Macedonia 03.07.19 | 17:40

One of Zaev’s main Roma allies says he’d rather “not rock the boat” over the racist slurs scandal

Amdi Bajram, one of Zoran Zaev’s Roma coalition partners, said he’d rather not rock the boat over the racist comments by Zaev’s right hand man Dragi Raskovski. A leaked audio recording revealed Raskovski comparing Italians to Roma, using the slur term “Gypsies” for them...

Macedonia 07.02.19 | 11:38

Amdi Bajram expects that SDSM voters who he gave the finger in 2012 will still vote for him

Amdi Bajram, leader of one of the main Roma parties in Macedonia, who is running for President at the elections in April, said that he expects even his political opponents, who he famously gave the finger to, to vote for him. My goal is to unite the people for a better future. You see what is happening...