UNPO News

May 18, 2016

Commemoration of 1944 Mass Deportation Begins While Situation of Today’s Indigenous Crimean Tatars Gets Worse by the Day

Photo Courtesy of: Wikimedia 2011 On 18 May 2016, Crimean Tatars are commemorating the victims of Soviet dictator Stalin’s mass deportation of the peninsula’s indigenous Tatar population. In 1944, some 200,000 Crimean Tatars were deported and sent to Central Asia, with tens of thousands of them dying of disease and starvation in the traumatic process of forced displacement. It was only...

May 18, 2016

Commemoration of 1944 Mass Deportation Begins...

Photo Courtesy of: Wikimedia 2011 On 18 May 2016, Crimean Tatars are commemorating the victims of Soviet dictator Stalin’s mass deportation of the peninsula’s indigenous Tatar population....

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May 18, 2016

Mauritanian Anti-Slavery Activists Finally Released...

Mauritanian anti-slavery activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Bilal Ramdhane have finally been released from jail after serving 20 months of a 2-year sentence. The Supreme Court has ruled that the facts...

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May 13, 2016

Plight of Baloch People Receives Much-needed Attention...

On 10 May 2016, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) convened a conference on the deteriorating human rights and security situation in Balochistan and the geopolitical complexities...

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May 13, 2016

Crimean Tatars: EP Resolution Rings the Alarm...

On 12 May 2016, the European Parliament passed a resolution on the situation of the Crimean Tatars, condemning the human rights violations that are occurring in the occupied peninsula, which are affecting...

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May 11, 2016

CWHP Strongly Condemns Laotian Government’s...

Unexploded Vietnamese artillery warhead used during the attack (Photo courtesy: CWHP) On 4 May 2016, the Laotian military invaded a Hmong indigenous community in Laos’ Xaysomboun Province, killing...

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May 10, 2016

ASNLF in May Day Stockholm Parade

  The Acheh-Sumatra National Liberation Front (ASNLF) took to the streets of Stockholm, Sweden for their annual May Day protest. Activists involved in the walk shouted for a “Free Acheh”,...

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May 09, 2016

HRLHA Condemns Ethiopian Government’s Continuing...

In a press release by the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA), the organisation has roundly condemned the Ethiopian government’s excessive and systematic use of anti-terrorism legislation...

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May 04, 2016

XXI Session of the UNPO Presidency Convened in...

On 28-29 April 2016, the city of Stockholm hosted the XXI Session of the UNPO Presidency, as well as a series of high-level activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the organization. Gathered...

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