WEEKLY BRIEF OCTOBER 12

World Uyghur Congress, 12 October 2018

WUC Welcomes the release of Uyghur Asylum Seekers from Malaysia

This week, the World Uyghur Congress issued a press release welcoming the recent release of 11 Uyghur asylum seekers in Malaysia to a safe third country after nearly five years of being detained without charge in immigration detention facilities in Thailand and Malaysia.

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China’s War On Islam: Dolkun Isa Escaped Xinjiang and Interpol to Defend Uyghur Existence

albawaba, 11 October 2018

By Ty Joplin — A Uyghur from Xinjiang, a province in northwestern China, Isa is one of the most prominent voices in the international community advocating for Uyghur and Kazakh rights; minority groups that are now being systematically monitored and jailed en masse.

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China legalizes Xinjiang ‘re-education camps’ after denying they exist

CNN, 10 October 2018

By Ben Werstcott  Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.

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China tries to spin positive message to counter criticism of Xinjiang policies

South China Morning Post, 2 October 2018

By South China Morning Post – China is mounting an increasingly sophisticated counter-attack to criticism of its policies in the restive, heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang, courting foreign media and running opinion pieces abroad as it seeks to spin a more positive message.

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Weekly Brief September 28

World Uyghur Congress, 28 September 2018

Uyghur Man in UAE At Risk Of Deportation To China

The WUC issued a press release this weekexpressing serious concern for the well-being of Mr. Abudujilili Supi, an ethnic Uyghur who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates on unclear charges and is now at imminent risk of deportation to China where he would be at certain risk of arbitrary detention and possible torture.

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Calls grow for U.N. action on China’s Muslim ‘re-education camps’

Reuters, 19 September 2018

By Stephanie Nebehay – France and Germany have called on China to close “re-education camps” in its restive far western region of Xinjiang where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslims are thought to be held for political indoctrination as pressure grows for UN action.

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WEEKLY BRIEF SEPTEMBER 14

World Uyghur Congress, 14 September 2018

WUC Representatives to Meet With the U.S. Officials in White House

On Monday, 10 September 2018 the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) President Dolkun Isa and Chairman of the WUC Executive Committee Ömer Kanat paid a brief visit to Washington to discuss the US considering sanctions against culpable Chinese officials. Shortly after the meeting, high-level US officials in the current Administration stated that the US government was currently considering using the Global Magnitsky Act to impose sanctions.

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Interview: ‘The U.S. is Taking The Issue of The Concentration Camps Quite Seriously’

Radio Free Asia, 11 September 2018

By Alim Seytoff – Dolkun Isa, the president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and Omer Kanat, chairman of the WUC Executive Committee, paid a brief visit to Washington on Monday, amid growing U.S. government concern for the Chinese government’s treatment of the roughly 11 million Uyghurs living in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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