Freedom of Belief and Expression

Sep 07, 2020

East Turkestan: Disney Under Fire For Filming Mulan In Xinjiang

Disney has come under heavy scrutiny for its latest production of Mulan, most of which was filmed in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China. In the final credits of the film, Disney specifically thanked a number of Chinese government departments, including the “public security bureau in the city of Turpan” and the “publicity department of CPC Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomy Region Committee",...

Sep 07, 2020

East Turkestan: Disney Under Fire For Filming...

Disney has come under heavy scrutiny for its latest production of Mulan, most of which was filmed in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China. In the final credits of the film, Disney specifically thanked...

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Aug 24, 2020

Southern Mongolia: China Censors And Threatens...

In response to widespread discontent among Southern Mongolians in China due to the phasing out of Mongolian-language education, the Chinese government has imposed a “systemic crackdown” in...

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Aug 17, 2020

Barotse Political Leader Dies in Zambian Pris...

One of the three political leaders of Barotseland, Likando Pelekelo (65), who had been imprisoned for advocating independence for Barotseland, has died in a prison in Zambia. The circumstances of the death...

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Aug 04, 2020

UNPO General Assembly: "Self-Determination...

On 3 August 2020, the XV General Assembly of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization adopted a resolution on the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16. The resolution highlights...

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Jul 28, 2020

East Turkestan: Despite Growing International...

The increasing evidence of severe human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against the Uyghur minority population in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China has left many countries...

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Jun 30, 2020

Hong Kong: China Further Usurps Hong Kong Aut...

A new Chinese National Security Law, which will allow amongst others China to extradite people from Hong Kong it deems as criminals to the mainland, has been passed by Chinese lawmakers. Included in the...

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Jun 10, 2020

Freedom of Religion: China, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria,...

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently released its report on religious freedom around the world. Included in the report is an updated list of countries that...

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Jun 05, 2020

Catalonia: Spain Denies UN WGAD Findings

A year ago, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (WGAD) issued an opinion on the case of the Catalan political prisoners. The WGAD is a mechanism that was set up to provide a fast and...

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