Humanitarian Crisis

Feb 13, 2019

Ogoni: Widow Testifies at Trial Against Shell in The Hague

The pollution caused by Shell’s oil exploitation in Ogoniland led to mass protests by the Ogoni people. The protests were handled in a violent way by the Nigeria’s military, where several people were killed, including ex-UNPO Vice-President Ken Saro-Wiwa. Esther Kiobel, the widow of an Ogoni activist who was executed by the Nigerian authorities, accuses Shell of being complicit in the execution...

Feb 13, 2019

Ogoni: Widow Testifies at Trial Against Shell...

The pollution caused by Shell’s oil exploitation in Ogoniland led to mass protests by the Ogoni people. The protests were handled in a violent way by the Nigeria’s military, where several people...

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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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Jan 31, 2019

West Papua: UNHCHR Workers Allowed in Indones...

As violence in West Papua continues, Indonesia has agreed to allow the UN Office of the Human Rights commissioner to enter the region. In light of the military crackdown launched by Indonesia, the situation...

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Jan 25, 2019

Taiwan/ Tibet: Taiwan Civic Group Commemorates...

On wednesday January 23rd, also recognized in Taiwan as World Freedom Day, a cycling event was organized in order to commemorate the 60th anniversary of resistance against China. In 1959, the Communist...

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Jan 24, 2019

UNPO and CWHP Submit Report to UNSR on Extreme...

On 24 January 2019, the UNPO and Member organisation the Congress of World Hmong People (CWHP) submitted a joint report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights...

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Jan 21, 2019

Alongside Other NGOs, UNPO Urges the EU to Postpone...

Following the Vietnamese Government's failure to improve its human rights issues, UNPO, alongside other human rights advocacy groups and NGOs, wrote a letter to urge the EU to postpone vote on the Vietnam...

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Jan 08, 2019

UNPO Welcomes Freeing of IRA-M Leader and Anti-Slavery...

On the 7th of August 2018, the IRA-M leader was put on trial and placed in preventive arrest in Mauritania for alleged defamation and threat of violence against a journalist. These were quickly denounced...

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Jan 06, 2019

Ambazonia: Nigerian Lawyer in African Commission...

Ambazonians now constitute a significant proportion of the refugee population in Nigeria following the deadly humanitarian crisis in the Anglophone provinces of Cameroon that border Africa's most populous...

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