Jan 27, 2017

Khmer Krom: Disenfranchisement of Refugees in Cambodia Continues

  Photo courtesy of Eli Meixler.   A new report published on 26 January 2017 reveals that 20 to 30% of the Khmer Krom who fled Vietnam for Cambodia still do not have identity cards, despite official policies offering them full citizenship. The indigenous Khmer Krom from southwest Vietnam face persecution in their homeland, and many have emigrated to Cambodia.

Jan 27, 2017

Khmer Krom: Disenfranchisement of Refugees in...

  Photo courtesy of Eli Meixler.   A new report published on 26 January 2017 reveals that 20 to 30% of the Khmer Krom who fled Vietnam for Cambodia still do not have identity cards, despite...

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Jan 27, 2017

Oromo: Leader Merera Gudina Arrested for Speaking...

  Photo courtesy of africanews.   Since his arrest by the Ethiopian authorities upon returning to the country on 1 December 2016, Oromo opposition leader Dr Merera Gudina has been held on...

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Jan 27, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Ilmi Umerov’s Lawyer Detained...

  Photo courtesy of Daily Sabah.   On Thursday [26 January 2017] Emil Kurbedinov, the lawyer of the Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatars Meijlis Ilmi Umerov, was detained by the Russian authorities...

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Jan 26, 2017

West Papua: Four Students Detained for Alleged...

  Photo courtesy of Lita Aruperes.   On Monday 19 December 2016, the Indonesian police arrested more than 70 Papuan students ahead of a peaceful rally to ask for a referendum on the independence...

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Jan 26, 2017

Somaliland: Opening of the Diaspora Agency Of...

  Photo courtesy of SomalilandPress.   Offices for the Somaliland Diaspora Agency were unveiled to serve the dozens of thousands of Somalilanders living abroad. The contribution of the diaspora...

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Jan 25, 2017

Crimean Tatars: Activist Ilmi Umerov to Face Renewed...

Photo courtesy of QHA Mr Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, the community’s legislative body, will be prosecuted for renewed and, as yet, unknown charges on 27 January 2017....

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Jan 25, 2017

Talysh: Round-Table Discussion Calls for Autonomy...

Photo courtesy of Y Nakanishi @flickr.com Alikram Hummatov, leader of the Talysh National Movement, at a round-table discussion on future perspectives for the Talysh people on 27 December 2016 called...

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Jan 25, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: New Book on Indigenous...

Photo courtesy of Jankie @flickr.com Ms Tamina M Chowdhury, academic and consultant for the World Bank’s Dhaka branch, presented her newly published book, entitled “Indigenous Identity in...

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