A group of NGOs, including the International Campaign for Tibet, has written to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) demanding that “the rights of indigenous peoples’ representatives to express themselves in this arena be unconditionally respected.”

In a statement on the forced expulsion on April 26, 2016 of Uyghur human rights activist Dolkun Isa from the UN premises where the forum was being held, the NGOS called on the UNPFII Secretariat to provide a full account of the causes of this incident.

Following is the full text of the statement issued by China Change, Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, the International Campaign for Tibet, Initiatives for China, Minority Rights Group, the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty, the Ogaden People’s Rights Organisation, the Society for Threatened Peoples, Solidarité Chine, the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center, the UNPO, the Uyghur Human Rights Project, the World Sindhi Congress and the World Uyghur Congress.

UHRP letter