Systematic disregard of human rights rampant in China: Activists

The Tibet Post, 16 December 2016

hr-open-letterDharamshala — On the International Human Rights Day, activists from China, Tibet, East Turkestan, and Southern Mongolia, criticized the Chinese government for the worsening state of human rights in China and above regions.

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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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UNPO Side-event to UN Minority Forum Highlights Plight of Forgotten Minorities in Humanitarian Crises

UNPO, 28 November 2016


UNPOOn 25 November 2016, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), convened a side-event to the 9th Session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues.

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Why the Pen is Mightier than the Sword: European Parliament Conference Draws Attention to Ilham Tohti’s Nomination for the Sakharov Prize

UNPO, 13 October 2016


UNPO — On 10 October 2016, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in collaboration with the Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI) and, held a conference entitled “Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov Prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality” at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was hosted by Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP (ALDE), first signatory and supporter of Tohti’s nomination for the esteemed human rights prize.

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Imprisoned Uyghur Scholar, Ilham Tohti, Wins Prestigious Human Rights Award

Press Release – For immediate release
12 October 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or


The World Uyghur Congress lauds the decision to award leading Uyghur intellectual, Ilham Tohti, the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders at a ceremony in Geneva yesterday. Professor Tohti was given a life sentence back in September 2014 on fabricated charges following a two-day trial. The award is chosen by a jury of ten of the world’s human rights NGOs, providing a great deal of institutional backing to Ilham Tohti’s efforts at fostering dialogue and harmony among peoples and the government in China.

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European Parliament Conference — Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov Prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality

UNPO, 4 October 2016


UNPO — The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in collaboration with the Ilham Tohti Initiative (ITI) and, will convene a conference at the European Parliament entitled “Ilham Tohti and the Sakharov prize: Courage in the Face of Brutality”.

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China’s New Law on Counter-Terrorism and its Impact on Minorities

UNPO, 16 June 2016


UNPO  On 7 June 2016, a round-table conference took place at the Clingendael Institute in The Hague to discuss “China’s new law on counter-terrorism and its impact on minorities”. The conference, organised by the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), brought together many activists, academics and representatives of civil society from all over the world.

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European Parliament Conference Launches Ilham Tohti’s Candidature for Sakharov Prize

UNPO, 27 May 2016


UNPO  On 25 May 2016, activists and specialists convened in the European Parliament to answer the question “Does China Want Real Ethnic Harmony?” during a conference focused on the unjust imprisonment for life of Professor Ilham Tohti, a renowned Uyghur economist and writer.

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