Tag: roma
Macedonia 21.11.20 | 16:26

Video of an attack of Roma citizens of Kocani against the police published online

Video footage of an incident that occurred 10 days ago in Kocani was revealed today. It shows several Roma citizens of Kocani fighting with police officers. The Interior Ministry informed that after the incident, three Roma men were detained. The incident broke out over a police raid at the Kocani market. Several...

Macedonia 05.11.20 | 15:29

Mickoski condemns Zaev for his decision to exclude the Roma community from the Government

After a long period, the Roma community has been deprived a seat at the top of the executive, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski on the world day of the Romani language. It was tradition in Macedonia to keep a seat on the Government for a representative of the Roma community, who would be able...

Macedonia 28.09.20 | 22:13

EU condemns police brutality incident in Bitola while Interior Minister Spasovski says the case is under investigation

A European Commission spokesperson condemned the recent police brutality incident against several Roma men in Bitola. Ana Pisonero said that the Commission has noted that the Government has condemned the incident and that it expects to see those responsible brought before the face of justice. The incident...

Macedonia 26.09.20 | 11:51

Roma groups protest in Bitola after a brutal police beating

Protests are scheduled to take place in Bitola today, after the beating of three Roma men by the police on Tuesday. The men were in a drunken accident close to a police patrol, and instead of receiving assistance, the officers started punching and kicking them. The footage of the incident caused outrage...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 15:07

Shocking video shows brutal police attack on a Roma man

A Roma rights organization posted a video showing police brutally attacking a Roma man, who is thrown to the ground and one officer slaps and kicks him while he is down. Полициска бруталност врз Ромите РОМИТЕ НЕ СЕ ГРАЃАНИ ОД ВТОР РЕД! #МожетеПовеќеМожетеПолошоУжаснати...

Macedonia 19.09.20 | 11:57

Saliu: The government bought the votes of the Roma in the elections

In the past elections, there was a massive bribery of Roma voters by the government. Money was offered, as well as expired food. With the arrival of this government, the Roma are placed on the margins of society, Shaban Saliu, president of the Democratic Forces of Roma said in an interview with “Republika”. He...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 20:44

Turnout low in Skopje’s largest Roma community

Turnout is low in majority Albanian districts across Macedonia, indicating difficulties for dual citizenship holders and the Albanian diaspora to come to Macedonia because of the coronavirus restrictions, but the latest SEC data shows that Skopje’s largest Roma municipality is also voting well...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 22:44

Leaked audio shows SDSM activists buying Roma votes in Prilep

A leaked audio conversation between two SDSM party activists in Prilep proves the practice of bribing poor Roma voters across Macedonia to vote for the ruling party. The activists, reportedly Aleksandar Spirkoski – Dzemo and Bajram Rifatoski discuss a sum of 13.000 EUR that was used to buy votes...

Sport 03.07.20 | 10:23

Nestorovski scores for Udinese in its 2:0 win over Roma

Ilija Nestorovski scored the second goal in the 2:0 win his Udinese team won over Roma. In the 70 minute Nestorovski received a debt pass from De Paul and hammered it in. The first goal was scored by Kevin Lasagna in the 12 minute. Udinese also had the advantage of playing against a 10 men Roma for an...

Macedonia 24.06.20 | 16:50

SDSM activists filmed bribing voters in Gostivar with food parcels

SDSM party activists were filmed distributing packages with food to poor, mainly Roma voters in a part of the city of Gostivar. With the election campaign officially beginning today, footage such as this makes it clear that SDSM will continue to buy votes in the poorest areas in Macedonia, using food...

Macedonia 20.06.20 | 17:15

Police interrogates fellow officer and SDSM activist who filmed bribing Roma voters in Skopje

Skopje police officers interrogated one of their policemen who was filmed bribing voters in the majority Roma municipality of Shuto Orizari. The poor part of the city is targeted by the ruling SDSM party that is trying to buy votes there ahead of the elections on July 17. SDSM activists filmed bribing...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 15:25

SDSM activists filmed bribing Roma voters in Skopje

SDSM party activists were filmed giving bribes to poor families in Skopje’s majority Roma Shuto Orizari district. The video, published today, shows a man giving up to 1.700 denars (30EUR) to people instructed to vote SDSM at the coming elections. The posters of the video allege that the bribery...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 13:03

Scandal: SDSM holds a party meeting in the Skopje prison, prisoners promised early release if they support the ruling party

Shocking footage was shared from the Idrizovo prison in Skopje. A gathering of mostly Roma prisoners, led by Jane Tica, a well known local criminal, was held under SDSM party symbols and in it the prisoners pledge to work for the ruling party. Идризово 2 Втора скандалозна...

Macedonia 06.06.20 | 12:59

Shuto Orizari municipal authorities ignored coronavirus restrictions, put citizens at risk

A TV24 report from the municipality of Shuto Orizari north of Skopje reveals how municipal authorities have endangered the citizens. A campaign was meant to distribute new trash cans to the citizens of the poor, majority Roma area, but it was conducted with zero distancing. People crowded the area where...

Macedonia 24.05.20 | 12:00

Attempt to remove the video revealing SDSM activists bribing voters from Facebook

The video showing SDSM party activists bribing poor voters in the Roma neighborhood in Strumica, was promptly removed from Facebook in an apparent attempt to censor it. It shows SDSM activists noting that the packages with aid come from their party leader Zoran Zaev, in a clear attempt to get the recipients...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 22:46

SDSM activists filmed distributing pre-election bribes in the Roma neighborhood in Strumica

A video revealing how SDSM party activists are buying votes in the poor Roma neighborhood in Strumica was shared online today. The video reveals a large number of food packages being distributed, and the name of SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev is heard in the tape. It’s clear that the shipment is...

Macedonia 26.04.20 | 11:31

SDSM party official accused of distributing out of date food to poor Roma families near Skopje

The SDSM party continues to distribute the food it was apparently stockpiling in order to bribe poor voters for the April 12 elections that were canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. After distributing potatoes and cooking oil in poor, often Roma neighborhoods in Kumanovo and Strumica, SDSM official...

Macedonia 08.04.20 | 12:18

Macedonian leaders congratulate the Roma community on the International Romani Day

Macedonian leaders congratulated to the Roma community in Macedonia on the International Romani Day. In his message, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the party will continue to work toward elevating the political and economic lot of the Roma people in Macedonia. We need effective inclusion...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 14:54

Video proves that Zaev is bribing voters in Strumica

A 2014 video has gone viral in light of the latest scandal to involve Zoran Zaev. Over the weekend it was revealed that organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska covered up an entire investigation into the former Prime Minister and his election theft in 2014. The evidence proves that Zaev and his brother...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 17:54

Bribery and intimidation of Roma voters in Strumica

Allegations of widespread bribing of Roma voters in Strumica are being reported by local citizens. According to sources on the ground, organizers of this type of electoral fraud are equipped with electoral lists and are making sure all Roma citizens on the lists vote. Police officers are on the ground...

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