Jul 13, 2018

Tibet: China Expels Young Monks from Monasteries

Chinese authorities are forcing Buddhist monks under the age of 15 to leave their monasteries and are placing them in government-run schools. China has threatened to punish the parents and instructors of the monks, as well as the religious instructors, and even to shut down the monasteries in case they refuse to comply with the order. The UNPO condemns this oppressive measure as well as all further...

Jul 13, 2018

Tibet: China Expels Young Monks from Monasteries...

Chinese authorities are forcing Buddhist monks under the age of 15 to leave their monasteries and are placing them in government-run schools. China has threatened to punish the parents and instructors...

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Jul 12, 2018

Iranian Kurdistan: Shepherds and Families Arrested...

Several Kurdish shepherds’ livestock was detained by Iranian border guards on 9 July 2018, under false pretenses that the sheep had crossed the border. When the shepherds came searching for their...

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Jul 12, 2018

Western Togoland: Obstruction of Delivering of...

In the upcoming 2020 Ghanaian elections, birth registrations or passports are needed to apply for a Ghana Card, which is the document that allows the population of the country to vote. The Akufo-Addo government...

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Jul 11, 2018

Crimean Tatars: Russian FSB Officers Accused of...

Akhtem Mustafayev, a driver who works for the wife of Crimean Tatar leader and human rights activist Mustafa Dzhemilev, stated on 10 July 2018 that Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers detained...

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Jul 10, 2018

Southern Azerbaijan: Several Activists Arrested...

Every year in the first week of July, Azerbaijani Turks in Iran gather at Babak Fort to commemorate the birthday of Babak Khorramdin. Babak fort, also known as ‘Immortal Castle’, or ‘Republic...

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Jul 10, 2018

Tibet: Chinese Authorities Discourage Celebrations...

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, celebrated his 83th birthday on 6 July 2018. The birthday of the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people is a day of symbolic importance for the Tibetan community. In...

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Jul 09, 2018

Sindh: Meghwar Woman First of Community to Run...

Sunita Parmar, a member of the Hindu Meghwar minority, has become the first from her community to run as a candidate for the Sindh Assembly constituency. The provincial assembly elections will be held...

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Jul 09, 2018

Ahwazi: Khuzestan Peaceful Protests over Safe...

Amnesty International has published a report calling on Iranian authorities to investigate allegations of violence and arrests against peaceful protesters in the Khuzestan province. Inhabited primarily...

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