‘Uighur 11’ to remain in Malaysian prison

Free Malaysia Today, 25 July 2018

By V Anbalagan – Eleven Uighur Muslims charged with breaking Malaysian immigration laws will remain in prison as the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has yet to make a decision on their applications to drop charges.

Deputy public prosecutor Najwa Bistaman told magistrate Wong Chai Sia that the status of their representations to the AGC has not been made known.

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China’s catalog of oppression in Xinjiang – and why Taiwan could be next

Taiwan News, 24 July 2018

By David Spencer – The images that emerged from Xinjiang Province in China last week of Uighur women having their clothes forcibly cut from their bodies by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) law enforcement officers were deeply shocking.

But the tragic fact is that this abuse is relatively mild when compared to some of the litany of oppressive acts being carried out on the local population there by the Chinese Communist regime. 

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Religious persecution in Iran, China must end now

USA Today, 24 July 2018

By Mike R. Pompeo  – Last month, Mohammad Salas, a member of the Iranian Gonabadi Sufi dervish community persecuted by the Iranian regime for its beliefs, was convicted and sentenced to death on questionable grounds following violent clashes between security forces and Gonabadi dervishes. Mr. Salas and his supporters maintained his innocence, reportedly stating he had been tortured into a forced confession. Sadly, on June 18 the regime hanged Mr. Salas in the notorious Rajai Shahr Prison.

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China’s rights violations

Deccan Herald, 21 July 2018

By Anurag Tripathi – China is guilty of massive human rights violation in Xinjiang province, which borders the Tibet Autonomous Region and India’s Leh district to the south, Mongolia to the east, Russia to the north and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to the west.

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Weekly Brief – July 20

World Uyghur Congress, 20 July 2018

World Uyghur Congress Held Uyghur Youth Advocacy Training Workshop in Istanbul

From July 13-15, 2018, the WUC held a successful Uyghur youth advocacy training workshop in Istanbul, Turkey. The workshop brought together many interested Uyghur participants eager to speak and eager to learn about how they can contribute to the Uyghur cause. 

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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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China Studies between Censorship and Self-censorship

Chinoiresie, 17 July 2018

By Kevin Carrico – It has not been a very auspicious year for freedom of expression in China Studies.

In August 2017, Cambridge University Press (CUP) removed over three hundred articles published in The China Quarterly from its Chinese website. The articles had been chosen for censorship by very haphazard searches based on ‘sensitive’ keywords: Tiananmen, Cultural Revolution, Taiwan, Tibet. After a rare vocal backlash, CUP reversed its decision.

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