Self-Determination

Dec 10, 2019

East Turkestan: UNPO Welcomes U.S. Uyghur Act Calling for China Sanctions

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) welcomes the passage of the Uyghur Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, approved on 3 December with a virtually unanimous vote of 407 to 1. Following the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in September, the new bill calls for tougher sanctions on senior Chinese officials involved in the country’s mass detention of its Uyghur,...

Dec 10, 2019

East Turkestan: UNPO Welcomes U.S. Uyghur Act...

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) welcomes the passage of the Uyghur Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, approved on 3 December with a virtually unanimous vote of 407 to 1....

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Oct 14, 2019

UNPO Condemns the Sentencing of Catalan Political...

Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced two civil society leaders to nine years in prison and seven Catalan politicians to up to 13 years in prison over their role in organizing a referendum on Catalonian...

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Oct 04, 2019

West Papua: Indonesian Government Uses Intimidation...

As the Indonesian government intensifies its crackdown on peaceful Papua activists seeking their integral right to self-determination, the state authorities attempt to silence a female human rights lawyer...

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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 19, 2019

DC Statehood debated in Congress

On 19 September 2019, the US Congress will debate the possibility of statehood for the District of Columbia, which represents over 658,000 disenfranchised citizens of the United States that contribute...

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