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Jan 28, 2020

Tibet: China's Newly Introduced 'Ethnic Unity' Law Seen as yet Another Tool of Assimilation

The Central Tibetan Administration has warned that China’s newly introduced ‘ethnic unity’ law is yet another tool put forward by Beijing to advance Sinicization. The legislation calls for public and private organizations in the Tibet Autonomous Region to ‘strengthen ethnic unity’ and to prevent the spread of ‘separatist ideas.’ Critics of the law argue that...

Jan 28, 2020

Tibet: China's Newly Introduced 'Ethnic...

The Central Tibetan Administration has warned that China’s newly introduced ‘ethnic unity’ law is yet another tool put forward by Beijing to advance Sinicization. The legislation calls...

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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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Nov 06, 2019

Roundtable: Compromised Space at the United N...

Compromised Space: How the EU Can Address Blocking, Bullying and Reprisals at the United Nations against Minorities and Indigenous Rights Defenders? Roundtable Discussion 6 November 2019 | 11:00 - 12:30 Room...

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Oct 08, 2019

Ilham Tohti Shortlisted for the European Union's...

Uyghur intellectual Ilham Tohti, who has been serving a life sentence in Chinese prison since 2014, has been shortlisted for the prestigous Sakharov prize for freedom of thought. Presented by the European...

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Oct 04, 2019

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Buddhists Become...

In recent years, Bangladesh has witnessed an alarming increase in religious discrimination against the Buddhist community. In Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), one of the country’s poorest regions, indigenous...

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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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Oct 02, 2019

Protests Mark 70th Anniversary of PRC

On the 1st of October, which marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) together with the World...

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Sep 27, 2019

Tibet: Chinese Censorship of TikTok Extends to...

A leak revealed that the Chinese social network TikTok has clear instructions to censor videos mentioning certain topics sensitive to the Chinese government, amongst which “Tibetan independence”....

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