Uyghur Human Rights Activist Expelled from UNPFII

UNPO, 10 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.

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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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European Parliament Conference: “Forbidden to Move, Forbidden to Pray: The Plight of the Uyghurs in China”

UNPO, 28 March 2017

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UNPO  The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in collaboration with the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), will convene a conference at the European Parliament entitled “Forbidden to Move, Forbidden to Pray: The Plight of the Uyghurs in China”.Hosted by Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP (ALDE) the event will aim to draw attention to the intensification of the oppression of the Uyghurs of East Turkestan, specifically looking at the systematic denial of their right to freedom of movement and belief. The event will take place on 29 March 2017, from 9:00-12:00, and will be streamed live from UNPO’s Facebook Page (@UNPOIntl).

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EP Human Rights Subcommittee (DROI) Discusses Situation in East Turkestan

UNPO, 27 March 2017

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UNPO  On 22 March 2017, the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) held a hearing to discuss the human rights situation in the Uyghur region of East Turkestan – known in China as Xinjiang. The hearing was attended by Members of European Parliament (MEPs), human rights experts, prominent academics, sinologists and representatives of UNPO and of its member, the World Uyghur Congress.

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Society for Threatened Peoples Human Rights Council statement re: Uyghurs

Society for Threatened Peoples, 13 March 2017

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Thank you Mr. President,

I am speaking on behalf of the Society for Threatened Peoples to bring the Council’s attention to the worsening situation facing the Uyghur Muslim population from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.

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NGOs urge governments to speak out on ongoing crackdown, torture allegations

International Service for Human Rights, 16 February 2017

150714120624-china-lawyers-composite-exlarge-169_2ISHR — In a concerted effort since the early months of the Xi Jinping administration, the Chinese Government has suppressed civil society activity, criminalised human rights defenders and ignored its international human rights obligations.

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