Rights Groups, Victims’ Families Call For Action Over China’s Enforced Disappearances

Radio Free Asia, 30 August 2017

By Wen Yuqing and Lam Kwok-lap – Rights groups hit out at Beijing on Wednesday amid growing calls for justice for the victims of enforced disappearances at the hands of the Chinese government, calling for an end to the widespread practice of holding detainees for long periods of time in an unknown location, with no access to lawyers or family members.

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Must Shed Light on Countless Uyghur Cases

Press Release – For immediate release
26 June 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the World Uyghur Congress would like to highlight the extent to which the Uyghur population has, and continues to be, tormented by torture from state officials from the lowest to highest levels. The Chinese government must take immediate action to stop the use of torture that continues to plague the criminal justice system.

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Ethnic Kazakh Imam Dies in Custody of Chinese Police in Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 15 June 2017

By Qiao Long — An ethnic minority Kazakh imam has died in police custody in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang, with authorities attributing the cause of death to “suicide,” sources in the region told RFA.

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China ‘eliminating civil society’ by targeting human rights activists – report

The Guardian, 16 February 2017

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By Benjamin Haas — China’s human rights situation further deteriorated last year as police systematically tortured activists and forcibly disappeared government critics while state TV continued to broadcast forced confessions, a new report shows.

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