Macedonian Organizations in Bulgaria Hold United Commemoration
in Honour of Jane Sandanski Without Police Interference

April 21, 2003


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For the first time all Macedonian organizations in Bulgaria yesterday mutually commemorated the anniversary of the murder of Macedonian revolutionary Jane Sandanski. They also announced the unification of their organizations. As Macedonian radio reports, at the Rozhen monastery in Bulgaria, all organizations of the Macedonians in Bulgaria mutually gathered in order to pay respect at the grave of Sandanski. Representatives of the Macedonian Embassy in Sofia were also in attendance. There was a more relaxed atmosphere than in the past and the police did not interfere. On behalf of everybody in attendance, Dimitar Ivanov appealed for more cooperation among all Macedonian organizations. He also appealed to the Bulgarian authorities to respect the human rights of the Macedonians in accordance with European standards.

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