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Aug 10, 2018

East Turkestan: Increasing Popular Anger over Internment Camps Might Prove Effective in Challenging Chinese Economic Ambitions

China is subjecting the Muslim Uyghur population of the so-called Xinjiang region to severe human rights violation. Political prisoners are sent to “re-education centres” where they have to repeat mantras about the greatness of the Chinese state, write self-criticism late into the night and are forced to drink alcohol, which is prohibited in Islam. Among other forms of torture, these are...

Aug 10, 2018

East Turkestan: Increasing Popular Anger over...

China is subjecting the Muslim Uyghur population of the so-called Xinjiang region to severe human rights violation. Political prisoners are sent to “re-education centres” where they have to...

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Aug 07, 2018

East Turkestan: Uyghurs Tell of Daily Human Rights...

Gene A Bunin, a writer and translator researching the Uyghur language, has spent the past 18 months meeting with more than 200 Uyghur restaurant workers all over China. Apart from the talks and stories...

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Aug 07, 2018

Ogaden: Somali Region President Finally Resigns...

Abdi Mohamoud Omar had been running his own violent sub-state entity in the Somali Region of Ethiopia for many years – having never been held accountable for his crimes. However, the recent violence...

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Aug 02, 2018

A Long Way to Free and Fair: The 2018 Pakistan...

Last Wednesday, 25 July 2018, fifty-two percent of Pakistan’s registered voters participated in the country’s third democratic elections. Although there were high tensions leading up to election...

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Aug 01, 2018

Tibet: New Chinese Regulations Treat Tibetan Cultural...

A new report published by Human Rights Watch provides evidence that China is systematically and continuously violating the human rights of Tibetans. New regulations implemented under the guise of fighting...

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Aug 01, 2018

Crimean Tartars: Day 75 of Oleg Sentsov’s Hunger...

The health risks for the film maker Oleg Sentsov are rising as his hunger strike in protest against the illegal detention of 64 fellow activists enters its 75th day. Sentsov is serving a 20-year prison...

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Jul 31, 2018

Taiwan: Indigenous Language Centers to Open at...

In an attempt to spark interest in indigenous languages in Taiwan, the Council of Indigenous People and a number of universities are joining forces to open indigenous language centers, with the aim of...

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Jul 31, 2018

Southern Mongolia: Report Highlighting Human Rights...

The Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) submitted a report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) underlining various human rights abuses against the...

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