Enforced Disappearances

Apr 13, 2018

Ethiopia: New Prime Minister Closes Ill-Famed Prison, but Opposition and Activists Await Real Systemic Change

The infamous Maekelawi Prison, a detention center and police station in Addis Ababa, has been closed following Abiy Ahmed‘s instatement as the new Ethiopian Prime Minister. Although officials have stated that 11 jailed journalists and politicians have been released on 5 April 2018, many remaining detainees have simply been moved to another correction facility. The Previous Prime Minister had...

Apr 13, 2018

Ethiopia: New Prime Minister Closes Ill-Famed...

The infamous Maekelawi Prison, a detention center and police station in Addis Ababa, has been closed following Abiy Ahmed‘s instatement as the new Ethiopian Prime Minister. Although officials have...

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Mar 16, 2018

East Turkestan: 50 Uyghur Women Married to Pakistani...

Chinese authorities have detained at least 50 Uyghur women married to Pakistani men. According to their husbands, they are being held in re-education camps as a result of China’s suspicion of their...

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Mar 07, 2018

East Turkestan: China Detains Relatives of Five...

Chinese security services have arbitrarily detained close relatives of at least five US-based Uyghur reporters working for Radio Free Asia, in retaliation for their coverage of the situation in the Xinjiang...

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Feb 20, 2018

UNPO Publishes New Report on Human Rights Situation...

UNPO announces the release of a new report ‘Breaking the Silence: Gilgit Baltistan and the Human Rights Cost of CPEC’, which focuses on the plight of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan under the...

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Jan 23, 2018

Ethiopia: HRLHA Calls for Genuine Solution to...

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Heavens@Flickr   On 21 January 2018, the Human Rights League of the Horn of Africa (HRLHA) released an urgent action statement calling for more disclosure and action from...

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Nov 02, 2017

UNPO Strongly Condemns the Enforced Disappearance...

On Monday 30 October 2017 at 12:30 PM, Pakistani Security Services raided a house in the Saryab area of Quetta city, in Pakistan. Baloch activist Dr Allah Nazeer Baloch’s wife and daughter, Fazeela...

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Oct 20, 2017

SINDH: Detained Activist for Missing Persons...

Punhal Sario had been active in organising campaigns to raise awareness of the missing persons crisis in Sindh when he became the subject of an enforced disappearance. Following several petitions and protests...

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Oct 19, 2017

UNPO at Sindhi US Press Conference on Enforced...

On 19 October 2017, the Sindhi Foundation hosted a press conference at the National Press Club  in Washington, DC, to raise awareness for gross, state-sponsored human rights violations in Sindh and...

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