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IRAN: RELEASE AZERBAIJANI TURKIC MINORITY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DETAINED FOR PEACEFUL CULTURAL GATHERINGS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 11 August 2018 Index: MDE 13/8889/2018 Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release activist Ebrahim Nouri, as well as anyone else still arbitrarily detained after the arrest of around 120 people in connection with two separate Azerbaijani Turkic cultural gatherings that took …

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South Azerbaijan Question in Evolution;Identity, Society, and Regional Security

South Azerbaijanis have historically been considered the country’s most loyal ethnolinguistic minority. Predominantly Shiite, with religion being the most important source of collective identity, Turkophone Azerbaijanis had until the 1920s provided numerous dynasties to the Persian thrones. The rise of nationalism in the 20th century gradually breached the image of South …

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East Turkestan: China’s Human Rights Abuses Against Uyghurs Ignored by Muslim World

China’s ongoing mistreatment of its Muslim Uyghur minority continues to escape the headlines, including in Muslim-majority nations. Although the forced assimilation campaign targets the Uyghurs’ culture and religion amongst other human rights violations, they have received no support from other Muslim populations; common critics of Islamophobia and abuses against Muslim …

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