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Macedonia: Information on the situation of ethnic Albanians, on whether there are any ethnically-based problems and, if so, on whether protection/assistance is provided by the police or other state authorities; and on whether there is an area populated predominately by Albanians where Albanians could live safely

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 May 1995
Citation / Document Symbol MCD20629.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Macedonia: Information on the situation of ethnic Albanians, on whether there are any ethnically-based problems and, if so, on whether protection/assistance is provided by the police or other state authorities; and on whether there is an area populated predominately by Albanians where Albanians could live safely, 1 May 1995, MCD20629.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac797c.html [accessed 29 July 2014]
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For information on the situation of ethnic Albanians, on whether there are any ethnically-based problems, and, if so, on whether protection/assistance is provided by the police or other state authorities, please consult the attachments, as well as the Country Reports for 1994, which is available at Regional Documentation Centres. Information on whether there is an area populated predominately by Albanians where Albanians could live safely could not be found among sources consulted by the DIRB.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.

Attachments

Associated Press (AP). 3 May 1995. "Ethnic Albanian Activists Jailed." (NEXIS)

_____. 17 December 1994. "Ethnic Albanians Proclaim Their University Open, Police Arrest Leaders." (NEXIS)

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 24 February 1995. "Legal Steps Taken By Authorities; PDP Deputy Leader Reports More Arrests: Meeting With OSCE Envoy." (NEXIS)

Foreign Broadcast Information Service. 22 April 1994. "Campaign for More Albanians in Police Jobs: Competition For Police Openings Announced By Ministry." (FBIS-EEU-94-078 22 Apr. 1994, p. 48)

Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Resource Information Center. February 1995. Profile Series, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Human Rights Since 1990. Washington, DC: INS Resource Information Center, pp. 14-16, 19-32.

International Herald Tribune [Washington]. 7 March 1995. Iso Rusi. "Ethnic Trouble Brews in Macedonia." (NEXIS)

Koha Jone [Tirana, in Albanian]. 21 March 1995. "PDP's Haliti on Decision to Return to Assembly."(FBIS-EEU-95-057 24 Mar. 1995, pp. 46-47)

Open Media Research Institute (OMRI). 29 March 1995. Transition [Prague]. Vol. 1, No. 4. Fabian Schmidt. "Macedonia: From National Consensus to Pluralism," pp. 26-30.

The United Press International (UPI). 23 February 1995. BC Cycle. David Arminas. "Anti-Albanian Rally in Macedonia." (NEXIS)

The Independent [London]. 21 February 1995. Tony Barber. "Skopje Jails Albanian Rioters." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Revue européenne des migrations internationales [Poitiers]. Bi-Monthly.

News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.

Uncaptive Minds [New York]. Quarterly.

Oral sources.

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