Feb 12, 2019

East Turkestan: Families of Detainees Call for ‘Proof of Life’ Videos of their Relatives

On 10 February, Chinese authorities released a video supposedly proving the well-being of the Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit. Whilst the release of the video of Mr Heyit’s confession was released as a response to Turkey’s statement indicating he may have died in custody, the plan is generally backfiring as a great number of diaspora activists demand similar videos on social media. Social...

Feb 12, 2019

East Turkestan: Families of Detainees Call for...

On 10 February, Chinese authorities released a video supposedly proving the well-being of the Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit. Whilst the release of the video of Mr Heyit’s confession was released...

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Feb 08, 2019

Taiwan: Authoritarian Chinese Communist Party...

On January 30, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman criticized the Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party government for placing “unreasonable restrictions” on the right to vote and...

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Feb 08, 2019

Iran: Amnesty International Calls 2018 “Year...

Recently Iran authorities have intensified their crackdown on journalists, women and minorities such as the Ahwazi Arabs. These observations led Amnesty International to refer to 2018 as the “Year...

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Feb 07, 2019

Taiwan: Beijing Stages Propaganda Video on Occasion...

On Sunday 3 February, the People’s Liberation Army of Mainland China posted a video online showcasing their air force against the backdrop of famous landmarks of Taiwan. The video conveyed the idea...

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Feb 07, 2019

Haratin: Biram Dah Abeid Awarded an Honorary Doctorate...

On Monday 4 February, Biram Dah Abeid was conferred an honorary doctorate by the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) for his lead in the anti-slavery campaign in Mauritania. Biram is an anti-slavery...

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Feb 06, 2019

AMBAZONIA: Main opposition leader, Maurice Kanto,...

Cameroon main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been arrested and charged with insurrection for organising protests against elections results in four cities over the weekend. President Biya, who won...

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Feb 06, 2019

Assyria: Successful British Museum exhibit on...

The British Museum exhibit on the Assyrian King Ashurbanipal has been a tremendous success and critically acclaimed. The Assyrian community worldwide has taken great pride in having its culture on display....

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Feb 05, 2019

Crimean Tatars: Blogger Transferred to High Security...

Nariman Memedeminov, a Crimean Tatar blogger, was moved to a cell with increased security level in Crimea due to his alleged studying and spread of extremist ideology. Detained since 22 March 2018 for...

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