UNPO News

Sep 26, 2017

Three years on from Ilham Tohti’s life imprisonment – UNPO voices concern regarding continued silence on his condition.

23 September 2017 marked three years since the verdict of life imprisonment was passed on Uyghur human rights activist Prof Ilham Tohti. Despite campaigning for the rights of Uyghurs to be respected in a peaceful manner, he was charged in a trial that lasted two days where he did not have the opportunity to adequately use his defense team. In the three years that have passed, Ilham Tohti has faced...

Sep 26, 2017

Three years on from Ilham Tohti’s life imprisonment...

23 September 2017 marked three years since the verdict of life imprisonment was passed on Uyghur human rights activist Prof Ilham Tohti. Despite campaigning for the rights of Uyghurs to be respected in...

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Sep 25, 2017

Iraqi Turkmens: Kirkuk, Kurdish Referendum and...

Photo courtesy of Marwan Ibrahim. Today’s [25 September 2017] Kurdish independence referendum is highly symbolic in the history of human rights and every people’s right to self-determination....

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Sep 25, 2017

Balochistan: Former Pakistani Ambassador to the...

Photo courtesy of Baloch Human Rights Council. On the 24 September 2017, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, Mr Husain Haqqani used the regular session of the Human Rights Commission in...

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Sep 22, 2017

Timeline: Human Rights Situation in Ethiopia

Photo courtesy of the BBC Sparked by the Ethiopian Government’s plan to incorporate parts of the Oromia region surrounding Addis Ababa to the capital municipality in 2014, the Oromo people, the...

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Sep 22, 2017

UNPO Side-Event to the 36th Session of the UNHRC:...

On 20 September 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational Transpaty (NRPTT) convened a side-event to the 36th Regular...

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Sep 22, 2017

Catalonia Has a Right to Self-Determination

Catalonia is expected to hold an independence referendum on Sunday 1 October 2017. The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) stands by the Catalonian government and people in this important...

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Sep 22, 2017

Mr Mirza Wajahat Hassan's Oral Statement...

On 22 September 2017, Mr Mirza Hassan, the exiled Chairman of the Gilgit-Baltistan Thinkers Forum delivered a speech on behalf of the Nonviolent Radical Party at the 36th UN Human Rights Council to bring...

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