UNPO News

Jun 01, 2020

Iran: Where Minorities are Treated as 'National Security Threat'

The Iranian regime privileges Shi’a Muslims and Persian speakers. Consequently, the conceptualization of the “Iranian people” exported abroad is one that gives visibility to Tehran and other urban areas of the Persian “center,” sidelining those who live on the periphery. Any perceived threat to the center thus becomes the justification for state violence. The 1% of the...

Jun 01, 2020

Iran: Where Minorities are Treated as 'National...

The Iranian regime privileges Shi’a Muslims and Persian speakers. Consequently, the conceptualization of the “Iranian people” exported abroad is one that gives visibility to Tehran and...

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May 29, 2020

Ethiopia: State Forces Accused of Gross Human...

A new report published by Amnesty International brings to light gross human rights violations committed by Ethiopian security forces between December 2018 and December 2019. The report documents arbitrary...

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May 28, 2020

Crimean Tatars: Russia "persecuting"...

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba recently tweeted that Russia's persecution of Crimean Tatar journalist and Director General of ATR TV station Ayder Muzhdabaev is an "abuse of anti-terrorism legislation."...

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May 28, 2020

Hong Kong: No Longer Autonomous Despite Treaty...

The United States today announced that it would not continue its special trade relations with Hong Kong, announcing that it no longer considers Hong Kong as autonomous from China for trade and economic...

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May 28, 2020

Taiwan: UK Backs Participation in INTERPOL

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has declared support for Taiwanese participation in INTERPOL as an observer for the 89th session. Foreign Minister for Asia Nigel Adams stated that British policy...

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May 26, 2020

Somaliland: President Calls for International...

On 19 May, Somaliland President Muse Bihi addressed his nation to celebrate its Independence Day. In his presidential address, he called on the international community to recognise Somaliland's independence,...

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May 24, 2020

East Turkestan: Uyghurs in Turkey fearful of China's...

Displaced Uyghurs in Turkey are becoming more fearful of growing Chinese influence over Turkey due to financial agreements between the two countries, even though Turkey has become a safe haven for Uyghurs...

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May 22, 2020

BRI: Pakistan Banning China-Critical Voices

The Pakistani government has recently banned a political party that has voiced criticism over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The initiative has brought massive Chinese investment into Pakistan...

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