China is Forcing Uighurs Abroad to Return Home. Why Aren’t More Countries Refusing to Help?

China File, 14 August 2017

By Jessica Batke – The campaign began quietly. Students studying abroad were told to return home. Many did, and their classmates didn’t hear from them afterwards. For those who needed extra incentive to get moving, police detained their families back home. Finally, the ones who refused to comply were rounded up by force.

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US slams China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia for religious repression

CNN, 15 August 2017

By Nicole Gaouette and Laura Koran – The State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom was highly critical of a number of countries, including China and Saudi Arabia, a key US ally.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC CALLS ON CHINESE AUTHORITIES TO HALT RESTRICTIONS ON ETHNIC KAZAKHS IN EAST TURKESTAN

Press Release – For immediate release
11 August  2017

Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress calls on the Chinese government to halt its increasing restrictions on ethnic Kazakhs and other ethnic minorities native to the region and to uphold international standards in terms of fair treatment and protection for vulnerable groups. The Chinese government has begun to impose unjust restrictions on ethnic Kazakhs living in East Turkestan in particular that continue to resemble those on the Uyghur population there.

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‘No Sign’ of Kazakh Imam Scheduled For Release From Prison in July

Radio Free Asia, 9 August 2017

Reported by Qiao Long – An ethnic minority imam in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang has failed to reappear following the end of his jail sentence handed down a year ago for “engaging in illegal religious activities,” sources in the region told RFA on Wednesday.

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Xinjiang Authorities Sentence Uyghur Scholar to 10 Years in Prison

Radio Free Asia, 10 August 2017

By Shohret Hoshur  Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have sentenced a prominent Uyghur theological scholar sponsored by the country’s state-sanctioned Islamic Association to 10 years in prison following his return from Egypt, according to local sources.

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China’s New Security Concern – The Kazakhs

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, 8 August 2017

By Galym Bokash, Ruslan Medelbek & Nurtai Lakhanuly – Relations between Kazakhstan and China have been good for more than two decades now.

The two neighboring countries have what could easily be described as excellent economic ties, with trade between them totaling billions of dollars annually.

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Muslim Ethnic Minority Students ‘Incommunicado’ After Repatriation to China

Radio Free Asia, 7 August 2017

By Qiao Long – Seven ethnic minority Kazakhs who hold Chinese passports are in hiding in Turkey after their political asylum applications were rejected by Kazakhstan, with two others now incommunicado after being repatriated to China from Egypt, sources told RFA on Monday.

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Xinjiang Authorities Convert Uyghur Mosques Into Propaganda Centers

Radio Free Asia, 4 August 2017

By Kurban Niyaz & Shohret Hoshur  Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region are turning mosques used by mostly-Muslim ethnic Uyghurs for religious and community purposes into centers disseminating political propaganda, according to local sources.

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