UNPO News

Nov 19, 2019

Iran: Protests Escalate Amid School Closures and Internet Shutdown

Initially a reaction against the rise of the gas price, protests in Iran have escalated to a new level yesterday. On the fourth day of protests, authorities have closed schools and the subway system. Access to internet has also been blocked, what has been considered a "serious violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Iranian people” according to Net Blocks, an organisation that...

Nov 19, 2019

Iran: Protests Escalate Amid School Closures and...

Initially a reaction against the rise of the gas price, protests in Iran have escalated to a new level yesterday. On the fourth day of protests, authorities have closed schools and the subway system. Access...

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Nov 14, 2019

Guam Introduces Resolution 255-35 to Obtain UNPO...

Today [14 November 2019], Tina Muña Barnes, a Guamanian politician, presented the Resolution 255-35 following the decision to seek UNPO membership. The act aims to recognize the lack of international...

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Nov 14, 2019

Catalan Leader Oriol Junqueras has the right to...

In a recent Opinion concerning the question of parliamentary immunity for jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Maciej Szpunar, has...

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Nov 14, 2019

UNPO Members Gather to Discuss China's Digital...

The 2019 Geneva Forum on China's High-Tech Repression and Freedom of Religion was inaugurated today [14 November 2019] by Chief Guest Hon’ble Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President of Central Tibetan...

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Nov 07, 2019

Roundtable at the European Parliament Addresses...

On 6 November 2019, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) organised a roundtable discussion at the European Parliament titled Compromised Space: How the EU can address bullying,...

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Nov 06, 2019

Roundtable: Compromised Space at the United N...

Compromised Space: How the EU Can Address Blocking, Bullying and Reprisals at the United Nations against Minorities and Indigenous Rights Defenders? Roundtable Discussion 6 November 2019 | 11:00 - 12:30 Room...

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Oct 24, 2019

EU Takes Stand for the Uyghurs: Ilham Tohti Awarded...

The European Parliament has awarded jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti the 2019 prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named after Russian scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, making him...

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Oct 17, 2019

Catalonia Shows Dangers of Jail Terms for Non...

While the security forces used disproportionate force against non-violent Catalan protesters, those protesters remained non-violent in their actions.  Article by UNPO General Secretary Ralph Bunche,...

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