Feb 10, 2017

Southern Azerbaijan: Human Rights Advocate Tortured and Imprisoned

Photo courtesy of southernazerbaijan.com Siyamak Mirzayi, a Southern Azerbaijani human rights advocate who had already been arrested by the Iranian regime when he was a student at Gilan University in 2010, was sentenced to ten years in prison in Tehran, far away from his home and his family, and to two years of exile in Tabas, over 1,500 km from his native region. Mr Mirzayi was accused of expressing...

Feb 10, 2017

Southern Azerbaijan: Human Rights Advocate Tortured...

Photo courtesy of southernazerbaijan.com Siyamak Mirzayi, a Southern Azerbaijani human rights advocate who had already been arrested by the Iranian regime when he was a student at Gilan University in...

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Feb 10, 2017

Southern Mongolia: Herder Community Activist to...

Photos courtesy of Karina Moreton @flickr.com Mr Hai Wenming, an ethnic Mongolian intellectual who raises awareness for environmental degradation in his home village, was formally arrested on 20 January...

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Feb 10, 2017

West Papua: Brown Political Review Calls on Australia...

Photo courtesy of Brown Political Review While Melanesian states have been endorsing the West Papuan struggle for self-determination and are considering the its accession to the Melanesian Spearhead Group...

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Feb 09, 2017

Persecution of Tibetans and Uyghurs: EP Conference...

On 8 February 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in collaboration with the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) held...

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Feb 09, 2017

Ogaden: Looking back at the War Between Ethiopia...

  Photo courtesy of The Royal Gazette.   The conflict over the Ogaden region brought the Cold War to East Africa in the later 1970s and led to the occupation by Ethiopia of the entire Ogaden...

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Feb 09, 2017

Trieste: Number One for Goods and Train Conn...

  Photo courtesy of Erin Johnson @Flickr   The Free Port of Trieste handled the biggest tonnage of goods in Italy in 2016. This prosperity in trade makes Trieste the first port for goods and...

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Feb 09, 2017

Iranian Kurdistan: Kolbar Questioned by Iranian...

  Photo courtesy of Rudaw.   Following a BBC report on the plight of Kurdish kolbars, an elderly worker crossing the Iran-Kurdistan border was threatened by the Iranian Intelligence Agency....

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Feb 08, 2017

ONLF Delegation to Washington DC Discusses State-Sponsored...

Mr Abdirahman Mahdi, International Relations Secretary of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), and Mr Hassan Muhammad Moalin, ONLF Information Secretary, visited Washington DC for four days in...

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