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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Weekly Brief – June 29th

World Uyghur Congress, 29 June 2018

US Ambassador for Religious Freedom Pushing Trump Administration to Sanction Chinese Officials Responsible for Uyghur Repression

The US Ambassador for Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, is reportedly pressing the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Chinese leaders associated with the country’s crackdown on Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious groups in East Turkistan.

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China takes surveillance to new heights with flock of robotic Doves, but do they come in peace?

South China Morning Post, 26 June 2018

By Stephen Chen – The idea might seem far fetched, but robotic birds are very much a reality, and China has been using them to surveil people across the country.

Sources told the South China Morning Post that more than 30 military and government agencies have deployed the birdlike drones and related devices in at least five provinces in recent years.

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Xinjiang Rapidly Building Crematoria to Extinguish Uyghur Funeral Traditions

Radio Free Asia, 26 June 2018

By Gulchehra Hoja – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are rapidly constructing crematoria staffed by dozens of security personnel, according to local officials, amid concerns over the eradication of ethnic Uyghur funeral traditions.

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2018: Investigate Reports of Deaths and Torture in ‘Reeducation Camps’

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 25 June 2018

By UHRP – On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (June 26), the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on United Nations (UN) member states to question China about reports of deaths and torture at ‘reeducation camps’ in East Turkestan. China’s November 2018 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) provides an opportunity for responsible governments to pressure Beijing into explaining credible allegations of deaths in custody and torture amid mass incarcerations of Uyghurs. 

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Is China building ‘political re-education’ camps for Muslim minorities?

DW, 25 June 2018

By DW –  DW: Where is information about the re-education camps in Xinjiang coming from?

Adrian Zenz: The most important sources are government reports that are often published by local media. These include official government documents, for example travel reports from top officials, or budgetary reports that outline expenditures for facilities.  

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Adrian Zenz speaks about mass disappearances in Xinjiang

RSDL monitor, 25 June 2018

In recent months news that China is rounding up Muslims (mostly Uighurs) en masse in its northwestern Xinjiang region to political re-education camps has shocked many, although the story is still massively under-reported. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people have been disappeared in a campaign with absolutely no due process. Victims can be held indefinitely. No one is safe. Even Uighur celebrities – a footballer and a pop singer – have been snatched.

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Uighurs live with fear, trauma as families remain stranded in China’s growing ‘re-education camps’

ABC, 23 June 2018

By ABC’s Asia Pacific Newsroom – Last year, when Almas Nizamidin returned to Urumqi — the capital city of China’s far-west region of Xinjiang — he was on a mission to find his wife who had been taken from her home by several plain-clothes policemen under no official charge.

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