Uyghur Human Rights Activist Expelled from UNPFII

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, 8 May 2017

UNPO — On 26 April 2017, Uyghur human rights activist and member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) Dolkun Isa, who was participating in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), was forced to leave the UN premises. A coalition of organisations including Human Rights Watch, Minority Rights Group, the UNPO and the Nonviolent Radical Party have joined to publish a press release asking for a full account of the causes of this incident and for the right of indigenous peoples to express themselves to be respected.

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A Statement of Solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activists

International Tibet Network, 9 December 2016

hr-open-letterInternational Tibet Network — In 2016, for those under China’s rule, freedoms have continued on a steep downward spiral. 2016 has been a year of tumultuous, global social injustices and human rights violations. From Syria to Brazil, Russia to Burundi, governments around the world have openly broken fundamental, international laws that exist to protect the freedoms of people around the world, and give them justice.

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Conference on the founding of the Ilham Tohti Initiative

Ilham Tohti Initiative, 8 December 2016


Ilham Tohti Initiative — Panelists will discuss the current situation of the Uyghurs in the Autonomous Region of Xinjiang (East Turkestan) and the possibility of a peaceful solution to the ethnic tensions on the basis of Ilham Tohti’s ideas.

Invited participants are regional and federal politicians as well as representatives of the European Parliament, various foreign representatives and human rights activists.

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Press Release – 34th EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights

EU External Action, 2 December 2015


EU Press Release  On 30 November and 1 December 2015, the European Union and the People’s Republic of China held the 34th round of the EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights in Beijing. The delegation of the European Union was led by Mr Ugo Astuto, Acting Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific in the European External Action Service.

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Statement by Marco Perduca, UN Representative of the Nonviolent Radical Party regarding the life imprisonment of Uyghur professor Mr. Ilham Tohti by China

Marco Perduca, 25.09.2014

China: Justice for Professor Ilham Tohti Uyghur sentenced to life imprisonment for “separatism.” Italy should follow the matter on behalf of the EU.

The Radical Party endorses and relaunches the appeal of the World Uighur Congress led by Kadeer Rebya – a fellow Radical Party member for years – directed at the international community to put pressure on China to immediately free Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti.

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China called upon to end Uyghur repression on 5th anniversary of Urumqi massacre

On the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre, Uyghurs and human rights activists in the UK are calling upon the Chinese government to investigate the events of 5 July 2009, account for the dead and missing, and to end the continuing repression of the people of East Turkestan. In addition, the international community is called upon to support the Uyghur people in their peaceful aims for human rights and freedom.
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Universal Periodic Review: UNPO Calls for Scrutiny of China over Extrajudicial-killings and Enforced Disappearances in East Turkestan, Inner Mongolia and Tibet

UNPO, 21 October 2013


Geneva/The Hague/Brussels – As the 17th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council will review the human rights situation in present-day People’s Republic of China (PRC) tomorrow [Tuesday, 22 October], the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) urges the international community to ensure the accountability of China over extrajudicial-killings and enforced disappearances in East Turkestan, Inner Mongolia and Tibet.

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Statement of CECC Chairman Sherrod Brown and Cochairman Christopher Smith on the Release of the 2013 Annual Report

Congressional-Executive Commission on China
CECC Contact: 202–226–3766
October 10, 2013

Washington, DC—The bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China today released its 2013 Annual Report on human rights and rule of law developments in China, which it is required to do by October 10 of each year.

“Amid talk of a new round of economic reforms under President Xi Jinping, this year’s report serves as an important reminder that China is no closer to granting its citizens basic human rights than when China entered the World Trade Organization nearly 12 years ago,” said Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Chairman of the Commission.

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