Calls to stop 11 Uighurs’ return to China amid fears of torture

Free Malaysia Today, 03 July 2018

By Robin Augustin – PETALING JAYA: Klang MP Charles Santiago has urged the Pakatan Harapan government to protect the lives of 11 detained Uighur Muslims by not deporting them to China, ahead of a court decision on their extradition hearing today.

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Interview: Witness Recalls ‘The Smell of Innocent Blood’ From July 5, 2009’

Radio Free Asia, 05 July 2018

Thursday marks the ninth anniversary of a crackdown amid ethnic tensions between Han Chinese and minority Muslim Uyghurs that left hundreds dead and thousands more injured in Urumchi, the capital of the Chinese-ruled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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‘It is about Xi as the leader of the world’: Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres

The Global and Mail, 04 July 2018

By Nathan Vanderklippe – Authorities in China’s far western Xinjiang province have made loyalty to President Xi Jinping a central part of an extensive political re-education campaign that requires detainees to swear allegiance to the Communist Party while forswearing a Muslim faith that they are told to repeat is “stupid.”

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The Dark Side of the Chinese Dream

The Nation, 03 July 2018

By Rian Thum and Jeffrey Wasserstrom – Donald Trump got one thing right in his campaign: Americans should worry about China. But trade is not the reason. Over the past year, the country has let a Nobel Peace Prize winner die in prison—something that last occurred in the Nazi era.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Commemorates the 9th Anniversary of the Urumqi Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On July 5, 2018, the World Uyghur Congress commemorates the 9th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre in Urumqi, East Turkistan. Protests will be held around the world to remember all those who were killed, forcefully disappeared and the thousands of peaceful Uyghur protesters who were injured by the armed Chinese police and security forces between July 5-7 in 2009 and the WUC calls on the Chinese government to fulfil its international human rights commitments and open an independent investigation into countless disappearances.

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The Chinese government is rounding up Muslims and throwing them in camps

Think Progress, 03 July 2018

By  – In China’s remote western province of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has begun constructing a series of internment camps larger than anything the world currently knows.

Meant to house upwards of a million — and potentially more — of the region’s indigenous Muslim minority, known as Uyghurs, the camps, according to one U.S. commission studying the region, present the “largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.”

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Uyghur Exile Group Leader’s Mother Died in Xinjiang Detention Center

Radio Free Asia, 02 July 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – The recently deceased mother of Dolkun Isa, the president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) exile group, died while in detention at a “political re-education camp” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to security officials.

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Dozens of Uyghur Children of Xinjiang Village Camp Detainees Sent to Live in Orphanages

Radio Free Asia, 02 July 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – Dozens of Uyghur children from a mostly Uyghur-populated village in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) whose parents or guardians have been detained in “political re-education camps” have been sent to live in orphanages, according to sources.

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