Jul 24, 2018

Tibet: Pollution and Misuse of Natural Resources Have Led to Severe and Worsening Environmental Poverty

Since the time of Mao Zedong’s founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Chinese government has followed Mao’s belief that even nature is subject to the Party— “even the high mountains must bow, and even the rivers must yield”. It can therefore come as no surprise that the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is facing the serious consequences of pollution. The result of...

Jul 24, 2018

Tibet: Pollution and Misuse of Natural Resources...

Since the time of Mao Zedong’s founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Chinese government has followed Mao’s belief that even nature is subject to the Party— “even the...

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Jul 23, 2018

Southern Mongolia: Silencing the History of the...

As Chinese authorities prepare to prosecute academic and writer Lhamjab Borjigin, a Southern Mongolian historian, restrictions of basic freedoms imposed by Xi-Jinping’s administration become evident...

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Jul 23, 2018

Guaraní-Kaiowá: Indigenous Women...

Gathered at the IV Kuñangue Aty Guasu, an assembly of indigenous women, representatives of the Guaraní-Kaiowá communities from the Brazilian region of Matto Grosso do Sul raised their...

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Jul 20, 2018

Haratin: Two Anti-Slavery Activists Released by...

UNPO welcomes the release of Abdellahi Matalla Saleck and Moussa Bilal Biram on Thursday 12 July 2018. Both were part of UNPO Member the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)...

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Jul 20, 2018

Ambazonia: Serbia Urged to Stop Selling Arms to...

The Cameroonian government has denied all responsibility for the filmed deaths of two women and two children, despite army uniforms being visible on screen. Amnesty International identified the weapons...

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Jul 20, 2018

Somaliland: International Community Still Failing...

Despite having reclaimed its independence from Somalia in over 25 years ago, Somaliland remains unrecognised by virtually every member of the international community – despite the fact that it has...

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Jul 19, 2018

East Turkestan: Chinese Authorities Cut Off Uyghurs’...

Pictures posted on social media show that Uyghur women in the so-called Xinjiang province have had their dresses cut by police officers in public, following a ban on long top and dresses. The local authorities...

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Jul 19, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Human Rights Activist Killed...

On 17 July 2018, Iqbal Muradi, an Iranian Kurdish human rights and political activist part of the Kurdistan Human Rights Group was found shot dead in Penjwen, Iraqi Kurdistan, where he was in exile. Two...

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