Oct 02, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Ilmi Umerov Sentenced to Two Years in Prison on Charges of Separatism

Photo courtesy of Adam Jones On 27 September 2017, the Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umeroy was convicted by Russian-appointed judges in Simferopol on spurious separatism charges. An outspoken critic of Russia’s occupation, Mr Umerov was arrested last year [2016], forcefully admitted to a psychiatric facility and then charged on counts of separatism, forbidden to leave the country. The European...

Oct 02, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Ilmi Umerov Sentenced to Two Years...

Photo courtesy of Adam Jones On 27 September 2017, the Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umeroy was convicted by Russian-appointed judges in Simferopol on spurious separatism charges. An outspoken critic of Russia’s...

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Oct 02, 2017

Oromo: One-Year Anniversary of Irrecha Festival...

Photo courtesy of: Reuters @AlJazeera Last year, on 1 October 2016, the Oromos were celebrating their traditional Irrecha Festival near the city of Bishoftu, when the Ethiopian Government opened...

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Oct 02, 2017

West Papua: United Nations Reject Independence...

Photo Courtesy of:  Austronesian Expeditions On 30 September 2017, West Papua received the news that its petition to the United Nations (UN)’s decolonisation committee could not be accepted...

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Sep 28, 2017

Ahwazi: Inadequate Investment in Education Leaves...

Photo Courtesy of Ahwaz @ Wikicommons 23 September 2017 marked the first day of the academic year in Iran. However, in the Ahwaz district of ‘Gheizanieh’, resident testimonies state that 40...

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Sep 28, 2017

Somaliland: Hargeisa Museum First Institution...

Photo Courtesy of Saryan Museum Website In an attempt to preserve its identity and celebrate its history, Somaliland has opened the Saryan Museum in the capital Hargeisa to preserve the history of the...

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Sep 27, 2017

West Papua: Right to Self-Determination Needs...

Photo Courtesy of Axel Drainville @Flickr The Prime Ministers of the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu have used their speeches at the UN General Assembly to address Indonesia’s systematic use of human...

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Sep 27, 2017

East Turkestan: Arrested Uyghur Students Disappeared...

Photo Courtesy of jodylehigh After Egyptian secret police forces had arrested and illegally imprisoned 100 Uyghur students on 4 July 2017, the whereabouts of many of the detainees remain unclear. Three...

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Sep 26, 2017

Crimean Tatars: UN Report Documents Human Rights...

According to a report by the United Nations (UN), Russia is committing grave human rights violations in the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula. The report outlines that law enforcement agencies have been...

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