Five Uyghur Professors from Xinjiang University Held in Political ‘Re-education Camps’

Radio Free Asia, 18 September 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – At least five ethnic Uyghur professors from one of the top universities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are being held in political “re-education camps,” according to one of their former colleagues and an official with the school who confirmed their detentions.

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Uighurs abroad cut off from relatives in Chinese detention

Los Angeles Times, 17 September 2018

By Umar Farooq – Adil Ahmad, 15, has had no contact with his parents since February 2017, when he received a frantic phone call from his mother in the Uighur homeland of China’s western Xinjiang region.

“She said my father was in some kind of trouble with the police,” recalls Ahmad, whose parents had brought him and his older brother to Egypt to study Arabic. “She said, ‘Don’t come back to China.”
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China’s Xinjiang Muslims live in fear of disappearing into camps

Deutsche Welle, 17 September 2018

By Mathias Böhlinger – Kairat Samarkhan looks taciturn and aloof. Or maybe he is just tired after a long day at work. Once he attempted to kill himself by smashing his head against the wall. “I could not stand it anymore,” he said.

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OIC must condemn China’s mass internment of Uighurs

Malaysiakini, 16 September 2018

By Ömer Kanat – China is conducting one of the largest mass internment campaigns known to history.

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China’s pitiless war on Muslim Uighurs poses a dilemma for the west

The Guardian, 15 September 2018

By Simon Tisdall– China is facing mounting international criticism over its systematic repression of Muslim Uighurs in western Xinjiang province, where an estimated 1 million people have been detained in “re-education” camps and subjected to prolonged physical and psychological abuse.

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Internet Sleuths Are Hunting for China’s Secret Internment Camps for Muslims

The Atlantic, 15 September 2018

By Sigal Samuel – Citizen journalists and scholars are in a race against time, scouring the internet for evidence before the Chinese government can erase it. Since last year, the country has been sending vast numbers of Muslims to internment camps, where it tries to force them to renounce Islam and embrace the Communist Party, as The New York Times and other media outlets have reported based on interviews with former inmates.

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Bitter Winter, 15 September 2018

By Li Zaili Last week, Bitter Winter reported about Wuzan Middle School in Xinjiang’s Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture being converted into a “transformation through education” camp.

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World Uyghur Congress, 14 September 2018

WUC Representatives to Meet With the U.S. Officials in White House

On Monday, 10 September 2018 the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) President Dolkun Isa and Chairman of the WUC Executive Committee Ömer Kanat paid a brief visit to Washington to discuss the US considering sanctions against culpable Chinese officials. Shortly after the meeting, high-level US officials in the current Administration stated that the US government was currently considering using the Global Magnitsky Act to impose sanctions.

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