Uyghur Woman Held in Airport in Turkey Now Free to Join Family

Radio Free Asia, 19 September 2018

By Gulchehra Hoja – An ethnic Uyghur woman detained this week at an airport in Turkey and fearing deportation to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) has been released from custody and allowed to join her family in Istanbul, RFA’s Uyghur Service has learned.

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Calls grow for U.N. action on China’s Muslim ‘re-education camps’

Reuters, 19 September 2018

By Stephanie Nebehay – France and Germany have called on China to close “re-education camps” in its restive far western region of Xinjiang where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslims are thought to be held for political indoctrination as pressure grows for UN action.

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China’s Effort to Influence American Academia Warrants Scrutiny

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China Has Chosen Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang—For Now

Foreign Policy, 19 September 2018

By Kate Cronin-Furman – The news out of Xinjiang, China’s western region, this summer has been a steady stream of Orwellian horrors. A million people held against their will in political reeducation camps. Intelligence officials assigned as “adopted” members of civilian families. Checkpoints on every corner and mandatory spyware installed on every device.

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Who Will Stand Up For Uighur Muslims In China?

Huffington Post UK, 19 September 2018

By Taznim Nazeer – The unprecedented human rights violations that have resulted in millions of Uighur Muslims being detained in internment camps is harrowing. Which nation, which government, which authority or leader in the Muslim world will stand up for Uighur Muslims and take action to gain their freedom?

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Xinjiang’s Kashgar University Sacks Four ‘Two-Faced’ Uyghur Professors

Radio Free Asia, 19 September 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – At least four Uyghur senior officials from a top university in Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), have been removed from their posts for “two-faced” activities, according to official sources.

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States should act in concert to denounce China’s campaign of oppression in Xinjiang

Human Rights Watch, 18 September 2018

By HRW – At the opening of this session, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet highlighted “deeply disturbing allegations of large-scale arbitrary detentions of Uighurs and other Muslim communities, in so-called re-education camps across Xinjiang.”

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Critic of China’s internments says Turkey may bar his family

Associated Press, 18 September 2018

By Dake Kang – An outspoken critic of China’s internment camps who now lives in Istanbul says his wife and son face potential deportation to China because Turkish authorities might bar them from entering the country.

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