Apr 23, 2018

Ogaden: Canadian Citizen returns home to Toronto after 11-year Imprisonment in Ethiopia

Bashir Makhtal was finally reunited with his family on 21 April 2018 in Toronto, Canada after 11 years of incarceration in an Ethiopian prison. In 2009 Makhtal was sentenced to life imprisonment after being unlawfully deported from the Kenya-Somalia border during a business trip. Makhtal’s life sentence, during what has been deemed an unlawful trial by Amnesty International, was based on “terrorist-related”...

Apr 23, 2018

Ogaden: Canadian Citizen returns home to Toronto...

Bashir Makhtal was finally reunited with his family on 21 April 2018 in Toronto, Canada after 11 years of incarceration in an Ethiopian prison. In 2009 Makhtal was sentenced to life imprisonment after...

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Apr 23, 2018

Kabylia: People March for Independence

On 20 April 2018, Kabyles, also known as Algerian Berbers, took to the streets to march for the independence of their region. This march occurs in commemoration of the Berber spring and the 2001 crackdown...

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Apr 23, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Cities Enact General...

Anger and frustration has increased in Iranian Kurdistan. Following a rise of taxation for inhabitants in Iranian Kurdistan to pass into Iraqi Kurdistan, which had already ignited strikes as it was harming...

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Apr 20, 2018

East Turkestan: US Diplomat Decries Detention...

The Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs for the US State Department said on 18 April 2018 that at least tens of thousands of people have been detained in “re-education”...

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Apr 20, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Strike Continues in Response...

Kurds in the northwest of Iran have extended their strike a fifth day, protesting the closure of the border between Iran and northern Iraq. The strike, which has spread to at least seven towns, began on...

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Apr 19, 2018

Sindh: WSC Organises Remembrance Day In Tribute...

In New York on 15 April 2018, UNPO Member the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) held a conference to mark the Remembrance Day for all victims resulting from the Sindhi struggle for emancipation. The Sindhi have...

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Apr 19, 2018

Abkhazia: Rejection of Georgian Peace Plan, Parties...

Bilateral relations between the Republic of Abkhazia and Georgia remain elusive due to the latter still claiming the former as part of its territory. Nevertheless, the Georgian government is starting to...

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Apr 18, 2018

Ahwazi: Long-Term Protests Threaten Governmental...

Over the past few months a lot of protests led by the Ahwazi Arab minority against the discrimination they face as Arabs and Muslim Sunni have taken place in south-western Iran. This long-lasting inequity...

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