Language, Culture and Education

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 10, 2018

Naga Culture and History displayed at Indigenous...

For the past three years, the Fondation Anako has hosted an indigenous peoples festival in the heart of the Pays-de-la-Loire, in France. Starting on 7 June and ending on 1 July of this year (2018), the...

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Jul 04, 2018

Ahwazi: Iranian Government Responds with Violence...

Iran has an impending environmental and resource crisis on its hands and the Ahwazi communities are also affected by it. Social movements in the Arab-speaking province have been demanding better access...

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Jul 04, 2018

Assyria: Celebration of National Day Across Middle...

Assyrian culture has been at the end of multiple attempts to eradicate it from the Middle Eastern political scene. So the celebration of Assyrian national day represents a cross-border initiative to maintain...

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Jun 28, 2018

Uyghur Friendship Group at EP Discusses China’s...

A meeting of the Uyghur Friendship Group, hosted by MEP Csaba Sógor (EPP), discussed the deteriorating human rights situation in China. Special guest and scholar Dr Rachel Harris underlined the...

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Jun 22, 2018

East Turkestan: Switzerland and China Continue...

From 11 to 12 June 2018, Switzerland and China underwent their 16th round of human rights dialogue in Beijing. Although the debate was held in confidentiality it was described as open and critical, focussing...

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Jun 22, 2018

Crimean Tatars: Activists Receive Suspended Prison...

Five Crimean Tatar activists received suspended prison sentences ranging from three and a half to four and a half years from the court of Simferopol, the capital of the Russian-annexed peninsula on 19...

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Jun 20, 2018

East Turkestan: “Re-education" Camps And...

The Chinese government has placed around one million Uyghurs in “re-education" camps in an attempt to culturally cleanse the so-called Uyghur Autonomous Region of its Muslim population. As evidenced...

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