Sep 26, 2019

Tibet: Key U.S. Legislation Protects Tibetans' Integral Right to Select Their Own Leader

In what can be seen as a huge step towards protecting freedom of religion in Tibet, a recent Bill was introduced in the U.S. Congress that would potentially penalize Chinese officials trying to name a future Dalai Lama in an attempt to increase the global influence of the Chinese Communist Party. Similar to the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, the Tibet Policy and Support Act 2019 upholds the commitment...

Sep 26, 2019

Tibet: Key U.S. Legislation Protects Tibetans'...

In what can be seen as a huge step towards protecting freedom of religion in Tibet, a recent Bill was introduced in the U.S. Congress that would potentially penalize Chinese officials trying to name a...

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Sep 23, 2019

Catalonia: Nine Pro-Independence Activists Arrested...

Today [23 September 2019], nine Catalan pro-independence activists have been arrested by the Spanish police for allegedly planning violent actions ahead of Catalonia’s Independence Day celebrations....

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Sep 23, 2019

West Papua: United Nations Experts Urge Indonesia...

Against the backdrop of a recent surge in protests in West Papua against the systemic oppression and marginalisation of West Papuans, Indonesian authorities have cracked down on the protest movement by...

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Sep 22, 2019

Compromised Space: Chechen Refugees at Risk in...

After surviving several assassination attempts over the past years, Zelimkhan Khangoshvili was killed in Germany last month [August 2019]. This is one example of the systemic threatening, torture and targeted...

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Sep 17, 2019

Tibet: World's "Third Pole" is...

The Tibetan plateau, home to the vast Hindu Kush-Himalaya ice sheet, has long been labeled the world’s “third pole”, due to the vastness of its glaciers. However, according to the most...

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Sep 17, 2019

Haratin: Belgian Chapter of IRA-Mauritania Prepares...

Following the unveiling of yet another case of inherited slavery in Mauritania, this time concerning a minor, the UNPO member “Initiative for the revival of the abolitionist movement in Mauritania”...

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Sep 12, 2019

Somaliland: Old Challenges, New Solutions

Somaliland fulfils all requirements for statehood, including the hosting of regular free and fair elections, the capacity to defend itself, and the issuing of its own passports and currency. Nonetheless...

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Sep 11, 2019

Assyria: US Crackdown on Immigration Puts Minorities...

The fate of Jimmy Al Daoud, who died in Baghdad shortly after being forcibly deported from the US, has sparked fear amongst the Assyrian Christian community in the US. As part of President Donald Trump’s...

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