China Jails Ethnic Kazakh Man For ‘Helping Others Emigrate to Kazakhstan’

Radio Free Asia, 16 August 2017

By Qiao Long – Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have sentenced an ethnic Kazakh man to 12 years’ imprisonment after detaining him amid an ongoing crackdown on ethnic minority groups who study or seek to emigrate overseas, sources told RFA.

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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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USCIRF Condemns Egypt’s Deportation of Uighur Muslims to China

USCIRF, 3 August 2017

USCIRF – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the irresponsible and hostile actions taken against Uighurs Muslims in Egypt. The government of Egypt continues a campaign of rounding up and deporting these individuals back to China, a country with a record of harsh repression of the Uighur community. Egypt began this campaign of arrests and deportations in early July and they continue today.

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Turkey to block anti-China media to dismay of Uighur activists

Middle East Eye, 4 August 2017

By Areeb Ullah – Turkey’s Uighurs community has voiced fear and concern over plans to impose a media blackout on reports critical of China, following a meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday.

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Press Release: WUC Calls on International Community to Push Back on Chinese Efforts to Suppress Free Speech Overseas

Press Release – For immediate release
3 August 2017
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

In light of the brief detention of General Secretary, Dolkun Isa in Rome, Italy last week, the World Uyghur Congress calls on the international community to stand firmly to resist official attempts from the Chinese government to influence the actions of states and international institutions. Increasing pressure by the Chinese government on human rights defenders in recent years calls for a determined response from states who outwardly support internationally agreed upon human rights standards.

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Dozens of Ethnic Kazakhs Detained Amid Security Crackdown in China’s Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 1 August 2017

By Qiao Long – Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained dozens of ethnic Kazakhs in recent weeks amid an ongoing security crackdown targeting anyone with ties beyond China’s borders, sources told RFA.

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A Stark Choice for Cairo’s Chinese Muslims

The Diplomat, 1 August 2017

By François Napoleon – Sitting on cheap plastic chairs in front of a Chinese restaurant on a narrow street in Cairo’s Abbassia district, Ma Songhui seems to have lost his appetite – and for good reason.

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