Xinjiang Authorities Sentence Uyghur Scholar to 10 Years in Prison

Radio Free Asia, 10 August 2017

By Shohret Hoshur  Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have sentenced a prominent Uyghur theological scholar sponsored by the country’s state-sanctioned Islamic Association to 10 years in prison following his return from Egypt, according to local sources.

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Uighur Arrest in Italy Sparks Fears of Chinese Interference in Europe

Voice of America, 4 August 2017

By Joyce Huang – The brief detention of a prominent exiled Uighur leader in Italy last week is raising alarm among human rights groups, who see it as a sign of growing Chinese political influence in Europe.

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Exiled Uighur group condemns Italy’s detention of its general secretary

Reuters, 31 July 2017

By Michael Martina — A prominent Uighur exile was detained briefly by police in Italy, his organization said on Friday, calling on the European Union to investigate whether China had pressured Italian authorities to take action.

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Human rights in China going in ‘negative direction’: internal Canadian government report

The Globe and Mail, 12 July 2017

By Mike Blanchfield — Respect for human rights in China has declined over the past two years with crackdowns on media and political dissent being notable problems, says an internal Canadian government report.

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Open Letter to G20 Leaders on Liu Xiaobo, 4 July 2017

International Tibet Network, 5 July 2017

Tibet Network — To: Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina; Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia; Michel Temer, President of Brazil; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany; Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India; Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia;

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Weekly Brief June 30th

World Uyghur Congress, 30 June 2017

World Uyghur Congress Attends UNPO’s 13th General Assembly in Edinburgh

World Uyghur Congress General Secretary, Dolkun Isa, and former WUC President, Erkin Alptekin, represented the WUC at the 13th General Assembly of the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organization in Edinburgh, Scotland. The General Assembly lasted from June 26th – June 28th and provided a critical platform for dialogue between UNPO members. Representatives of unrepresented groups from all over the world had the opportunity to discuss the common struggles they face and how to collectively advocate for self-determination and respect for human rights.

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Xinjiang Authorities Take Further Steps Towards Total Digital Surveillance

Radio Free Asia, 29 June 2017

By Qiao Long and Ghulchera Hoja — Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang are ordering residents to hand in all digital devices for “checking” at local police stations by Aug. 1, as part of an operation targeting “terrorist videos,” according to an announcement and official sources.

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EEAS Press Release: Human Rights Dialogue between the European Union and China

EEAS Press Team, 23 June 2016

EEAS Press Team — The 35th round of the EU-China Human Rights Dialogue was held in Brussels on 22-23 June.

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