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The forgotten hero from Košare Roma Dalibor Dimov, on eternal guard without a bust or memorial

Dalibor Dimov, Roma nationality, Toplodolac by mother, Serb by personal declaration. That's what his comrades say about him.

In the village of Obrenovac, not far from Pirot, in the Roma family Dimov, on January 23, 1976, a boy was born, whom they named Dalibor. As a small child, Dalibor moved with his family to Pirot in a building known as "Soliter", which is why he was remembered as "Dacha from Soliter".

Dalibor served regular military service in 1995, while in 1998 he became a contract soldier. When the conflicts in Kosovo and Metohija started.

On August 4, 1998, as part of the reconnaissance-sabotage company, Dalibor was killed when the jeep in which they were patrolling in the area of the "Košare" watchtower ran into an Albanian ambush.

On December 27, 2002, a monument to fallen fighters in the wars from 1990 to 1999 was unveiled in Pirot. On one of the plaques, the name of Dalibor Dimov with the year of his birth and the year of his death is engraved. In the village of Obrenovac, a memorial fountain to the fallen soldiers was discovered on September 17, 2005, but the name of Dalibor Dimov was not found on it, but only the fallen soldiers in the wars from 1912 to 1918 and from 1941 to 1945. Only 7 years were enough to forget the name of this heroic hero. Dalibor and other fallen fighters in the wars during the 90s of the 20th century are today witnessed by a monument in the Karađorđe park on the square of the same name in Pirot. Of the 26 killed, so far only one street in Pirot has been named after one fighter. The wish of his daughter Monika, as well as his entire family, his friends and comrades, is for Dalibor to have his own square, street or at least a bust with his image in Pirot, and it would be fair if it were somewhere near the city center where Dalibor practically spent his entire life . The least he deserved from his homeland and from the city of Pirot was one street in the city where he lived.

Link: https://principmagazin.com/zaboravljeni-heroj-sa-kosara-dalibor-dimov-na-vecnoj-strazi-bez-biste-ili-spomen-obelezja/

 

Unanimous Approval: “Nicolae Gheorghe Square”, a Historic Decision in Romania

The General Council of Bucharest Municipality approved, on February 29, 2024, the resolution project regarding the naming of the public space located at the intersection of Sfinții Apostoli and Dr. Raul Orleanu streets in Sector 4 as “Nicolae Gheorghe Square.”

The “Nicolae Gheorghe Square” is the first public space dedicated to an internationally renowned Roma personality who, throughout his career, stood out for his moral strength, dedication, and energy channelled into the process of recognizing Roma people as a national minority. This tribute to Nicolae Gheorghe’s personality and to his fight for human rights marks a new chapter in the historical reconciliation between the Roma minority and the majority population. The “Nicolae Gheorghe Square” becomes a symbol of multiculturalism, inclusion, and democratic values.

The request for naming the square was made by the Roma Education Fund, the civic platform Aresel, the Roma Entrepreneurship Development Association (REDI), and the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC)

General Mayor Nicușor Dan stated “Sociologist Nicolae Gheorghe was the greatest Roma ethnic intellectual in Romania, known for his involvement in Roma civic activism in our country. Before the Revolution, he caught the attention of the Securitate (the Communist-era secret police) by sending an article to Radio Free Europe denouncing xenophobia and racism in the Communist Party’s policies.

After 1989, he intensified his efforts, playing a crucial role in recognizing the Roma community as a national minority. He held various positions, including Vice President of the International Romani Union and founding member of one of the most prestigious non-governmental organizations, Romani Criss. From 1999 to 2006, Nicolae served as a senior adviser to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Europe. His over 40 years of professional work in service of the Roma community rightfully place him among the great human rights activists worldwide.

I extend my gratitude to the general councilors for supporting this project and to Mr. Ciprian Necula for this initiative.”

 

Link: https://www.romaeducationfund.org/unanimous-approval-nicolae-gheorghe-square-a-historic-decision-in-romania

 

 

 

The Norwegian police have a special registration for Roma

The Norwegian police have made their own secret register of Roma. Roma children and retired Roma are registered in that register. , and also the kinship ties between the Roma, informs the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

Solvor Mjoberg Lauritzen from Oslo started this analysis after the police released this document during an event at the police academy.

For this information, the police mentioned in the newspaper that this document is in the police archives in the Ost police district and this registration is "relativized and anonymous" and is not available to the public, who are the persons registered on that list. The list contains 650 people.

Link: https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/policia-ando-norvego-inkren-registra-pe-rom?fbclid=iwar2_-s5xsurxr4ta2km6jfs0le8xttba_e5krnte0tztraqjgz5xumcyrsc

 

Serbia - A11: Nestorović continues to insult the Roma

Due to the fact that Nestorović does not miss an opportunity to express his racism, A 11 - Initiative for Economic and Social Rights has just supplemented its official complaint to the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, originally sent after the scandalous statements of this MP in the hall of the National Assembly.

Namely, after calling the members of the second parliamentary group "Gypsies" and their behavior "gypsy" in order to humiliate them at the constituent session on February 6, Nestorović continued to insult the Roma national minority by spreading discrimination on a national scale. In the morning program of "Happy" television, MP Nestorović said in a conversation with the interlocutor last Thursday: "Look, now I'm going to tell you something, since it really has come to an end, when we have to face the Gypsies at the trial...", which was recorded on a publicly available recording of the guest appearance.

His statement is a direct violation of the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, as well as the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Freedoms of National Minorities. Due to the fact that we are talking about the continuation of discriminatory views about Roma men and women, there is a clear basis for a more serious form of discrimination.

Initiative A 11 has never and never will remain silent on this kind of spreading of racial hatred, "dressed" as a joke or a common term used among friends in the group. When he already has shameful attitudes about Roma men and women, Branimir Nestorović should at least refrain from these outbursts in public.

A large part of the public has already called Nestorović to account. It is justified to suspect that a person who was voted by a part of the citizens in the elections - enough to enter the National Assembly - is deliberately provoking the public with such statements. Another option is that he is completely unaware of his behavior, which is just as troubling.

Link: https://rominfomedia.rs/2024/02/29/a11-nestorovic-nastavlja-da-vredja-rome/

 

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