Call From Blacklisted Number Lands Uyghur Woman in Political Re-Education Camp

Radio Free Asia, 23 February 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – A Uyghur woman from a remote northwestern corner of the Xinjiang region of China was recently hauled off to a political re-education camp set up to punish members of her Muslim ethnic group deemed disloyal to China.

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China upset as Interpol removes wanted alert for exiled Uighur leader

Reuters, 24 February 2018

By Ben Blanchard – China expressed dissatisfaction on Saturday at Interpol’s decision to lift a wanted alert for an exile from its Uighur minority, a man China accuses of being a terrorist.

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‘I miss her so much’: Australian man pleads for wife’s release from Chinese prison

The Guardian, 25 February 2018

By Kate Shuttleworth – The last time Almas Nizamidin saw his wife was on Valentine’s Day last year, when he flew from Australia to China to surprise her. Now she’s in prison.

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PRESS RELEASE: After 20 Years WUC President Dolkun Isa Has INTERPOL Red Notice Removed

Press Release – For immediate release
23 February 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

Through the persistent work of Fair Trials, the World Uyghur Congress welcomes the deletion on the INTERPOL Red Notice issued against our President, Dolkun Isa. Such a decision provides vindication for the two decades in which Isa has been falsely accused of criminality by the Chinese government and forced to live under intense scrutiny on account of spurious claims, but also highlights the entrenched politicization of international institutions that are often seen as legitimate, impartial arbiters of justice.

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Xinjiang University President Purged Under ‘Two-Faced’ Officials Campaign

Radio Free Asia, 20 February 2018

By Kurban Niyaz – The president of Xinjiang University in northwestern China was removed from his post and detained last year, in what his fellow Uyghurs believe is that latest example of China’s crackdown on “two-faced Uyghurs” accused of insincerity in supporting government policies.

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On International Mother Language Day the WUC Calls on China to Reverse Uyghur Language Ban

Press Release – For immediate release
21 February 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress 
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or 
contact@uyghurcongress.org

On UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day, the World Uyghur Congress reminds the international community that the Uyghur language continues to be critically suppressed by the Chinese government in East Turkestan, with efforts  over the last year amounting to an outright ban of the language as a medium of instruction in schools affecting hundreds of thousands of students.

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‘Gulmira Imin Must Not be Forgotten’

Radio Free Asia, 16 February 2018

By Mamatjan Juma and Alim Seytoff – Gulmira Imin, a former government employee and administrator of the Uyghur-language Salkin web site in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, is now nearing the start of her eighth year of a life sentence in prison following her conviction on charges of ethnic separatism.

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US Urges Malaysia Protect Uighurs Facing Deportation

The New York Times, 15 February 2018

Associated Press – The United States on Thursday urged Malaysia to provide temporary protection to 11 Uighur Muslims reportedly held there, warning they could face torture or persecution if forcibly returned to China.

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