China ‘legalises’ internment camps for million Uighurs

The Guardian, 11 October 2018

By Lily Ku0 – China’s far north-western region of Xinjiang has retroactively legitimised the use of internment camps where up to one million Muslims are being held.

Amid sustained international criticism, Chinese authorities have revised legislation to allow the regional government to officially permit the use of “education and training centres” to incarcerate “people influenced by extremism”.

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Three Uyghur Intellectuals Jailed for Separatism, Political Study Film Reveals

Radio Free Asia, 10 October 2018

By Uyghur Service – Two senior Uyghur education officials in Xinjiang and a well-known writer who had disappeared from public view in early 2017 without explanation have turned out to be serving life sentences on separatism charges, RFA’s Uyghur Service has learned.

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Chinese authorities launch ‘anti-halal’ crackdown in Xinjiang

The Guardian,10 October 2018

By Lily Ku0 – Authorities in Xinjiang have launched a campaign against the “spread of halal,” claiming the growing number of halal products is encouraging religious extremism in the heavily monitored Chinese region.

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China legalizes Xinjiang ‘re-education camps’ after denying they exist

CNN, 10 October 2018

By Ben Werstcott  Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.

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PRESS RELEASE: NUK and WUC Call on Norway to Raise Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghurs in Internment Camps During Official Visit to China

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

In anticipation of the official state visit of the Norwegian royal family, his Majesty King Harald and Queen Sonja, the Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and the rest of the large Norwegian deletation to China from 11-19 October 2018, the Norwegian Uyghur Committee (NUK) and the World Uyghur Congress strongly urges the delegation to publicly raise China’s abysmal human rights record, especially the mass arbitrary detention of 1 million Uyghurs, when meeting with Chinese officials.

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US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

The Washington Post, 10 October 2018

By Yanan Wang and Dake Kang – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants President Donald Trump to help Muslims respond to a sweeping crackdown in China’s northwest.

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PUBLIC TRIALS RE-EMERGE IN XINJIANG

Bitter Winter, 9 October 2018

By Li Zaili – During China’s infamous Cultural Revolution, public trial meetings were commonplace. In these trials, people who were seen as violators of any kind by the Communist Party were put through public criticism and humiliation (pīdòu) for everyone to see.

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Press Release: Thousands to Protest Against Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghurs on November 6th in Geneva Switzerland

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

At the start of China’s Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council, thousands of Uyghurs from around Europe and the rest of the world will hold a large-scale march and static demonstration in Geneva, Switzerland.

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