Freedom of Belief and Expression

Apr 16, 2020

Haratin: Release Mariem Mint Cheikh!

On 13 April 2020, Mariem Mint Cheikh was detained and placed in an unknown facility. She was taken away from her baby, who she is still breastfeeding. Mariem is one of IRA-Mauritania’s leaders, a human rights organisation created as part of an effort to unite anti-slavery activists and defend the rights of the Haratin people. The organisation, not formally authorised by the government...

Apr 16, 2020

Haratin: Release Mariem Mint Cheikh!

On 13 April 2020, Mariem Mint Cheikh was detained and placed in an unknown facility. She was taken away from her baby, who she is still breastfeeding. Mariem is one of IRA-Mauritania’s...

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Apr 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Iran Punishes Kurdish Doctors

The Iranian authorites are punishing medical staff in the Kurdistan province of Iran for suggesting the real figures behind the Coronavirus could be much higher than officially reported. In response, the...

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Apr 13, 2020

Pakistan: EU Trade & Media Freedom

A recent report by the European Commission has found that media freedom in Pakistan has been deteriorating since 2018. Several organisations, including the UNPO, have called for the European Union not...

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Mar 11, 2020

Nineveh: Women's Magazine launched to counter...

The Nineveh governorate in northern Iraq experienced some of the most severe atrocities during the rule of ISIS, including acts of genocide against Yazidi women. At the same time, its people were strong...

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Mar 10, 2020

Myanmar: Students charged for staging Protest...

Six students are charged of organising a demonstration that called for an end of the internet blackout in parts of Arakan and Chin states in Myanmar. While the indictment is based on Section 19 of the...

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Mar 04, 2020

Tibet: Activists urge UN Human Rights Commissioner...

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) calls for Tibetan issues to be included in the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ visit to China in 2020. Tibet faces deeply discriminatory and totalitarian...

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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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