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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Family fears UAE will deport Uighur to China

Al Jazeera, 26 September 2018

By Shafik Mandhai The family of a Uighur man detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed concern that he will be deported to China, where the largely Muslim ethnic group are subject to an array of repressive measures.

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Children latest casualty of China’s Uyghur crackdown

LA Croix International, 26 September 2018

By Michael Sainsbury – The news that children of China’s Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang province are being placed into orphanages despite their parents still being alive suggests the state’s crackdown is worsening in this resource-rich region.

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‘China’s big mistake’: Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang

Reuters, 25 September 2018

By Christian Shepherd & Philip Wen – Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in China’s restive Xinjiang are traveling to Beijing to lobby their embassy, in hopes that the south Asian nation’s new government will pressure its ally for their release.

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Xinjiang Authorities Detain Almost Every Family Member of Late Uyghur Muslim Scholar

Radio Free Asia, 25 September 2018

By Jilil Kashgary – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have detained nearly every relative of a prominent Uyghur religious scholar who died earlier this year while incarcerated in one of the region’s political “re-education camps,” according to a family friend.

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