Xinjiang Authorities Jail Four Grandchildren of Party-Faithful Uyghur Former Imam

Radio Free Asia, 12 October 2017

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have jailed four grandchildren of an ethnic Uyghur former imam who was once recognized by the ruling Communist Party for turning two alleged “separatists” in to the police, according to his son.

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Authorities Require Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Aksu to Get Barcodes on Their Knives

Radio Free Asia, 11 October 2017

By Kurban Niyaz – Authorities in Aksu prefecture in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region have begun implementing a government policy to affix identification codes to knives belonging to Uyghurs as a futher security measure in the restive area, sources from the prefecture said.

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The Human Costs of Controlling Xinjiang

The Diplomat, 10 October 2017

By Zachary Torrey – The Uyghurs, one of the largest ethnic minority groups in China, have an unfortunate lot. As a group, they possess two key factors which encourage the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to repress them. First, they have a strong ethnic identity which is separate from the principal Han ethnic group which dominates the CCP.

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Nearly Half of Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Hotan Targeted For Re-Education Camps

Radio Free Asia, 10 October 2017

Authorities in a county of northwest China’s Xinjiang region that is largely populated by Muslim ethnic Uyghurs have been ordered to send almost half of area residents to re-education camps, according to officials, who say they are struggling to meet the number.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Uyghur Human Rights Advocacy Training Workshop in Stockholm

Press Release – For immediate release
5 October 2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress is proud to announce that we will be holding a three-day Uyghur human rights advocacy training workshop in partnership with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Sweden Uyghur Education Union from October 13-15 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The workshop will bring together more than 50 interested Uyghur participants and will focus on improving their capacity to engage in human rights advocacy on Uyghur issues at the local and national level. It will provide participants with practical strategies to engage on issues important to Uyghurs including the practice of human rights advocacy in the Swedish context and the use of social media and other online tools in that pursuit.

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Uyghurs Left Waiting While Han Chinese Bypass Checkpoints in Xinjiang’s Hotan City

Radio Free Asia, 4 October 2017

By Jill Kashgary – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have set up special “green lanes” for ethnic Han Chinese drivers to bypass security on roads leading into Hotan (in Chinese, Hetian) city, sources said, while Muslim Uyghurs submit to inspections that include ID checks and body searches.

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Uyghur Friendship Group Announcement

UNPO, 4 October 2017

UNPO — On 19 October 2017, the newly-formed Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with MEPs Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Csaba Sógor will host an event to stimulate the sharing of ideas between MEPs, representatives of NGOs, scholars and members of the Uyghur community. This will start with a conference, immediately followed by an opening ceremony and a cultural event with the aim to internationally raise the profile of the Uyghur heritage.
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Uyghur families in Xinjiang ordered to display Xi’s portrait

EJInisght, 4 October 2017

By EJInsight  Ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province have been ordered to prominently display a portrait of President Xi Jinping at home from Oct. 1, as part of a propaganda by the central government ahead of the 19th national party congress scheduled for Oct. 18 in Beijing, Apple Daily reports.

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