Nov 13, 2017

Haratin: Social Exclusion and Poverty Facing Those Who Escape Life of Slavery in Mauritania

Photo Courtesy of Luca Catalano Gonzaga Despite claims by the Mauritanian state government that this practice no longer exists, 1 percent of the country’s total population remain in slavery. The majority of those enslaved belong to the Haratin community. Freedom from this enslavement however, does not yet mean access to ‘freedom’. Many emancipated Haratin face a life of poverty and...

Nov 13, 2017

Haratin: Social Exclusion and Poverty Facing Those...

Photo Courtesy of Luca Catalano Gonzaga Despite claims by the Mauritanian state government that this practice no longer exists, 1 percent of the country’s total population remain in slavery. The...

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Nov 13, 2017

Balochistan: WBO to Appeal Controversial TfL Decision...

Photo Courtesy of World Baloch Organisation Transport for London (TfL) comes under scrutiny for their swift 24-hour decision to pull London taxi advertisements which highlight human rights abuses in Balochistan....

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Nov 11, 2017

Somaliland: Observation Mission Deployed to Monitor...

On 13 November 2017, Somaliland will hold its third presidential election. A team of 60 international election observers from 24 different countries – including representatives of the Unrepresented...

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Nov 09, 2017

Ahwazi: UNPO and AHRO Roundly Condemn Assassination...

Photo courtesy of Ahwaz Human Rights Organization On 8 November 2017, Ahwazi-Arab political activist, Mr. Ahmad Mola Neisi was assassinated in front of his home in The Hague, Netherlands. The Iranian...

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Nov 09, 2017

UNPO Condemns China’s Cyber Attack on City of...

Photo courtesy of World Uyghur Congress In 2014, Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti was unlawfully sentenced to life imprisonment by China for his research efforts which exposed the many economic and social challenges...

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Nov 09, 2017

Brazil: Report Shows Continuing Deterioration...

Photo courtesy of CIMI On 5 October 2017 the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) published their report on Violence against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil recorded in 2016. The report signals a...

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Nov 08, 2017

Ahwazi: Students Shamed for Speaking Arabic in...

Photo courtesy of Richard Lee  There have been multiple cases of students being openly humiliated for speaking in their native language Arabic, as teachers forbid the use of the language inside Iranian...

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Nov 08, 2017

Batwa: Radio Station Gives Hope and a New Perspective...

Photo courtesy of Brian Harries A radio station in Mbandaka, a provincial town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo trains young Batwa to become youth reporters. The radio show aims to bring attention...

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