Feb 22, 2018

Tibet: UN Experts Call for Release of Tibetan Cultural and Linguistic Advocate

On 21 February 2018, UN human rights experts issued a call for the immediate release of Tibetan human rights activist, Tashi Wangchuk, following a recent ruling by a Chinese court to uphold the charges of ‘incitement of separatism’ against him. Mr Wangchuk has been in detention since his arrest in January 2016, after appearing in a documentary advocating for Tibetans to be educated in their...

Feb 22, 2018

Tibet: UN Experts Call for Release of Tibetan...

On 21 February 2018, UN human rights experts issued a call for the immediate release of Tibetan human rights activist, Tashi Wangchuk, following a recent ruling by a Chinese court to uphold the charges...

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Feb 22, 2018

Crimean Tatars: Historian Highlights Inseparable...

On 20 February 2018, Historian Andrei Ivanets delivered a public lecture in Kiev on the deep rooted relationship between Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. According to the scholar, the history of the Crimean...

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Feb 22, 2018

Tibet: Activist Imprisoned and Sentenced to Three...

On 10 January 2018, Tsegon Gayl, a well-known Tibetan activist, was judged and imprisoned for speaking out against the human rights violations perpetrated by China, being charged with “inciting separatism”...

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Feb 21, 2018

Ethiopia: State of Emergency Declared Following...

Photo Courtesy of World Economic Forum@Flickr Following the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on 16 February 2018, the Ethiopian government has declared a six-month state of emergency....

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Feb 21, 2018

Haratin: Peaceful IRA March Met With Police Violence...

On 18 February 2018, a peaceful march organised by the anti-slavery IRA movement in Nouakchott, Mauritania, ended in violence at the hands of police, who used tear gas and excessive force on demonstrators....

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Feb 20, 2018

Tibet: Chinese State-Owned Media Attempts to Suppress...

Photo Courtesy of Flickr A large fire has damaged one of the most significant holy sites in the Tibetan capital Lhasa. The Jokhang temple caught ablaze on Saturday 17 February, with video footage showing...

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Feb 20, 2018

Balochistan: Eight People Enforcedly Disappeared...

Photo Courtesy of Flickr The unwarranted and illegal instrument of enforced disappearances continues to be used in Balochistan unabated. Last week, [14-16 February], eight individuals were abducted in...

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Feb 20, 2018

Ahwazi: Iranian Security Forces Detain Family...

Reza Simsar Shahitat, an Ahwaz Arab citizen, is wanted by Iranian intelligence for converting from Shia to Sunni Islam. The authorities decided to arrest 10 of his relatives, including children and women,...

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