China’s ‘re-education centers’ draw attention in Kazakhstan trial of former worker at Xinjiang camp

Japan Times, 20 July 2018

By Japan Times – Secretive “re-education centers” allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of an explosive court case in Kazakhstan, testing the country’s ties with Beijing.

On trial is Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh Chinese national who is accused of illegally crossing the border to join her husband and two children in Kazakhstan.

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Mass incarceration of Uyghurs could backfire on the Party

UCA NEWS, 19 July 2018

By Michael Sainsbury – As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues to ramp up his program of religious persecution, nowhere is it being executed with more intensity and violence than on the Muslim Uyghur community in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China.

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Hikvision Wins Chinese Government Forced Facial Recognition Project Across 967 Mosques

IPVM, 16 July 2018

By Charles Rollet –Hikvision has won a Chinese government tender which requires that facial recognition cameras be set up at the entrance of every single mosque (nearly 1,000 total) in a part of China under scrutiny for serious violations of religious freedom and human rights.

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Xinjiang: China ignores lessons from the past

AMN Almasdar News, 11 July 2018

By James M.Dorsey – A Chinese campaign to forcibly assimilate ethnic Uyghurs in its north-western province of Xinjiang in a bid to erase nationalist sentiment, counter militancy, and create an ‘Uyghur Islam with Chinese characteristics’ ignores lessons learnt not only from recent Chinese history but also the experience of others.

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Soccer Tournament Unites Uyghurs in America

Learning English VOA News, 10 July 2018

By Learning English VOA News – The World Cup in Russia has received attention all around the world. But one immigrant community has had its attention on a different soccer event.

It takes place at a high school stadium outside Washington, D.C. Instead of a battle between nations, it is a gathering of teams of the same ethnicity.

Welcome to the Uyghur American Cup. Now in its fourth year, the event brings together ethnic Uyghur soccer players — and fans — from across North America.

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Weekly Brief – July 7

World Uyghur Congress, 7 July 2018

Uyghurs in the Diaspora Commemorate July 5th, 2009 Urumqi Massacre

On the day of July 5th, Uyghurs in the diaspora commemorated the July 5th Urumqi Massacre. On Thursday, protests took place in countries such as the USA, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, France, Australia, Turkey and Japan. Protesters demanded that the Chinese authorities disclose information about the actual account of Uyghurs who were killed and the whereabouts of those who were victims of enforced disappearance during and after the July 5th incident.

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11 Uighurs appeal to AGC to drop charges on illegal entry

Free Malaysia Today, 05 July 2018

By Ho Kit Yen – KUALA LUMPUR: The 11 Uighur Muslims who escaped to Malaysia from a Thai prison last year have appealed to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to drop the charges against them for entering the country illegally.

Lawyer Raimi Abd Rahim said they wanted the AGC to reconsider the charges against them.

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Interview: Witness Recalls ‘The Smell of Innocent Blood’ From July 5, 2009’

Radio Free Asia, 05 July 2018

Thursday marks the ninth anniversary of a crackdown amid ethnic tensions between Han Chinese and minority Muslim Uyghurs that left hundreds dead and thousands more injured in Urumchi, the capital of the Chinese-ruled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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