The Society for Threatened People hold a vigil in front of the assembly hall of the University of Goettingen in occasion of the 2nd economics conference about China. We wanted to draw attention to the fate of the imprisoned chinese professor Guo Quan.
The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) accuses China's government of contributing to a systematic criminalization of ethnic and religious minorities, based on the new Internet policy that will come into effect on March 1. According to the new Internet policy in China, anyone who passes on information or rumors concerning the problems and conflicts in the settlement areas of the Tibetans, Uyghurs and Mongols is an offender.
The Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland (STP) has published a new report called "Schatten im Sonnenparadies –Tourismus und Menschenrechte in Sri Lanka" ("A Shadow on the Sunny Paradise – Tourism and Human Rights in Sri Lanka") that documents how the tourist development in the country leads to systematic human rights violations.
During the last ten days, at least 25 people died in clashes between Uyghurs and the police forces in Northwestern China, as reported by the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP). This is a clear indication for another rise in tensions in the crisis region of Xinjiang/East Turkestan.