At a year of their disappearance, the Nonviolent Radical Party calls on international organizations to urge Beijing to disclose the whereabouts of the 20 Uyghurs deported from Cambodia to China

15 December 2010

For more information, contact:
Mr. Marco Perduca
Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty (Rome, Italy), www.radicalparty.org
E-mail: marco.perduca@senato.it
Tel.: +393490815747

Statement by Senator Marco Perduca, co-vicepresident of the Nonviolent Radical Party and Treasurer of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization:

“In patent violations of international procedures, the Cambodian Government transferred on December 19 of last year 20 Uyghurs before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) could make a determination about their refugee status.

Since then, as usual, China has rewarded Cambodia for her collaborative stance by signing an agreement two to provide US$1.2 billion in aid to Cambodia. Phnom Penh returned these Uyghurs to China knowing that they would encounter harsh prosecution from the State violating the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol to the Refugee Convention, of which it is a party.

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UNPO And MRG Host Conference At The United Nations Forum On Minority Issues

UNPO, 14 December 2010

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UNPO — The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization joined forces with Minority Rights Group International Tuesday to bring attention to widespread violations of minority rights through natural resource development projects.

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UNPO Joins Latest Call To Free Liu Xiaobo

UNPO, 10 December  2010

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UNPO — Today, we, a group of ten non-governmental organizations – Students for a Free Tibet, Human Rights in China, Amnesty International, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, International Campaign for Tibet, International Federation for Human Rights, Tibetan Youth Congress of New York & New Jersey, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, and the Uyghur American Association – congratulate the independent Chinese intellectual, scholar, and activist Liu Xiaobo for being awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, and call on the Chinese government to release Liu from prison unconditionally.

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Nonviolent Radical Party Delivers Intervention Regarding Linguistic Discrimination at the Eighth Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action in Geneva, Switzerland

For Immediate Release
October 18, 2010
For more information, contact:
Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty (Rome, Italy)
Tel. No.: (+39) 06.689791, Fax No.: (+39) 06.68805396,
www.radicalparty.org

On Monday, October 18, 2010, the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational and Transparty, an NGO in consultative status to the United Nations, orally delivered an intervention concerning linguistic discrimination as a form of structural discrimination during the Eighth Session of the UN Human Rights Council’s Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.

Nine years have passed since the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action was adopted by the international community following the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa in 2001.

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CECC Quick Brief: Human Rights Conditions in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Originally published by CECC, 07 july 2010

United States Congressional-Executive Commission on China

 Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Chairman | Representative Sander M. Levin, Cochairman

  In the one year since the government suppression of a demonstration by Uyghurs and multi-ethnic riots in Xinjiang starting July 5, 2009, human rights conditions in this far western region of China have worsened. Acts of deadly violence took place during the week of July 5, a time during which both Uyghurs and Han Chinese were reported to have committed violent assaults on each other. At the same time that authorities punish people for violent crimes, official statements also suggest that some July 5 protesters, including organizers of the demonstration, may be subject to criminal punishment or other repercussions based solely on political grounds. In the aftermath of the July events, authorities instituted unprecedented levels of control over the free flow of information, denying Xinjiang residents and the outside world news about conditions in the region and increasing the government’s capacity to control information. Amid this information blackout, authorities strengthened security measures and campaigns to promote “ethnic unity,” using them to quell free speech, curb independent religious activity, and impose controls over the lives of XUAR residents. Authorities have singled out Uyghurs in particular in security campaigns, and the whereabouts of some Uyghurs detained in the aftermath of the July demonstrations and riots remain unknown.

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UNPO Resolution on East Turkestan

UNPO, 29 May 2010

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The UNPO General Assembly,

Recalling the 2008 Berlin Declaration and the 2010 Brussels Declaration adopted by the World Uyghur Congress and the UNPO, reiterating their call for the application of the Chinese Constitution and the Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law by Chinese authorities in East Turkestan and elsewhere;

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To the urgent attention of Mr. Edi Rama, Mayor of Tirana

Re: Former Guantanamo Uyghur Detainees in Tirana

Rome, 19 May 2010

Caro Sindaco, Caro Edi,

It was nice meeting you in your office with Marco Pannella, Ermelinda and Pandeli the other day; I hope that something good will come out of those preliminary discussions and I look forward to continuing them in Rome soon. Today I write to bring to your attention the situation of the four Uyghurs that Albania has generously decided to host after their release from Guantanamo Bay in 2006. On 11 May 2009, thanks to the good offices of the Italian Embassy in Albania, I had the opportunity to meet three of these individuals in Tirana: Mr. Abu Bekker Quassim, Mr Ahtar and Mr Ahmad to discuss their situation and to gain an understanding of their needs.

As you may be aware, the Nonviolent Radical Party, transnational and transparty has been active for the last 20 years accessing different fora to foster the cause of the Uyghurs both in China and abroad. Moreover, part of our struggle for the protection and promotion of human rights was recently characterised when we promoted ways to assist the United States in the closing of Guantanamo Bay. We deeply appreciate the leadership role played by Albania in this matter and hope that soon the prison will be permanently shut down.

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Appeals for action: STOP HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST UIGHURS IN CHINA

Originally published by Amnesty International, 5 February 2010

The police crackdown on peaceful Uighur demonstrations in Urumqi in July 2009 echoed incidents from the past, including the violent repression of a Uighur protest in Gulja (Chinese: Yining) 13 years ago in February 1997.

During the intervening years, the Chinese authorities have failed to effectively address Uighurs’ long-standing grievances about discrimination and widespread violations of their economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.

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