Jan 29, 2018

Ethiopia: At Least Seven Protesters Killed by Government Forces during Religious Ceremony

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons On 20 January 2018, government security forces opened fire on protesting participants in a religious ceremony taking place in Woldiya, a small city situated in the Amhara region in northern Ethiopia. At least 7 people were killed, according to Ethiopian authorities. The victims were allegedly chanting anti-government songs, which was brutally answered by the...

Jan 29, 2018

Ethiopia: At Least Seven Protesters Killed by...

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons On 20 January 2018, government security forces opened fire on protesting participants in a religious ceremony taking place in Woldiya, a small city situated in...

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Jan 26, 2018

Imminent Execution for Ramin Hussein Panahi

UNPO has been informed by the “International Network of Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights” that Ramin Hussein Panahi, a Kurdish Iranian who had been sentenced to death on 25 October 2017, is now...

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Jan 26, 2018

Tibet: China Prevents 7,000 Pilgrims from Attending...

Photo courtesy of Wonderland @Flickr In the past week, Chinese authorities called 7,000 Tibetan pilgrims back home from their pilgrimage to the annual Kalachakra teaching by the Dalai Lama in India. China...

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Jan 26, 2018

Oromo: Merera Gudina Urges Ethiopian Government...

Photo courtesy of World Bank Photo Collection @Flickr Only a few days after his release, former political prisoner and opposition leader Merera Gudina stated in an interview that the Ethiopian government...

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Jan 25, 2018

Taiwan: President Tsai Ing-wen Expresses Concern...

Photo Courtesy of Flickr President Tsai Ing-wen has stated that she does not exclude an attack on Taiwan from mainland China amid heightened cross-strait tension. The remarks follow an increasing number...

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Jan 25, 2018

Crimean Tatar: Leaders Speaking in Brussels Urge...

Photo Courtesy of Wikicommons  On 24 January 2018, Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov spoke to the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), where they urged the...

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Jan 25, 2018

Academic UNPO Report Highlights Urgent Need for...

Participants of this year’s Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Workshop held at the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland compiled a report on the dire human rights situation of Crimean Tatars...

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