Bitter Winter, 29 September 2018

By Li Zaili – Families whose both parents were arrested have become a common occurrence in Xinjiang, and such families even have a name now – “double-detained families.” The number of separated children from their parents has been rising dramatically since the beginning of this year.

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China’s crackdown on Muslims: How Chinese re-education and detention camps aim to “cure” Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslims of their religion

The Times of India, 28 September 2018

By Eric Schluessel – China’s oppression of Muslim citizens has entered a new stage with news emerging about a system of re-education and detention camps aimed at isolating people the state identifies as Muslims to “cure” them of religion. The main targets are Uighurs and Kazakhs in Xinjiang – what they prefer to call “East Turkestan” – with Chinese officials claiming to defend their country against Islamic extremism. The facts instead indicate systematic persecution of religious and ethnic minorities.

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Prominent Uyghur Intellectual Given Two-Year Suspended Death Sentence For ‘Separatism’

Radio Free Asia, 28 September 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have given a two-year suspended death sentence to a prominent Uyghur intellectual for exhibiting “separatist tendencies,” according to an official source.

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Uyghur Editor of State-Run Magazine Commits Suicide ‘Out of Fear’ of Detention

Radio Free Asia, 28 September 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – The Uyghur editor-in-chief of a state-run literature magazine in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) has committed suicide “out of fear” of being detained in a political “re-education camp,” according to sources, amid a spate of arrests of Uyghur officials accused of “two-faced” tendencies.

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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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Trudeau, Freeland face criticism for failing to condemn China over Uyghur detentions

The Globe and Mail, 27 September 2018

By Nathan Vanderklippe – Canada is facing criticism for not publicly reproaching China over its treatment of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, where the authorities have placed large numbers of the mainly Muslim ethnic group into internment camps for political indoctrination.

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Interview: ‘We Are Left Wandering in Fear in a Foreign Land’

Radio Free Asia, 27 September 2018

By Eset Sulaiman – Nebi Hajim and Nur Muhammet are Uyghurs from northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) who have conducted business in Russia’s capital Moscow for many years.

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Canada calls out China for treatment of Uighur Muslims

The Siasat Daily, 26 September 2018

By Arshad – New York: Canada has called out China for its human right abuses, notably of the Muslim Uighurs, officials said Tuesday.

“Every single time I sit down with any world leader, but particularly ones where there are human rights concerns, I bring up human rights,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

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