Chinese ‘reeducation camps’ in spotlight at Kazakh trial

AFP, 17 July 2018

By Christopher RICKLETON, with Ben Dooley in Beijing – Secretive “re-education camps” allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of an explosive court case in Kazakhstan, testing the country’s ties with Beijing.

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Uyghurs Deplore China’s Unkind Cuts to Local Women’s Skirts

Radio Free Asia, 16 July 2018

By RFA Uyghur Service – Officials in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China have been cutting the skirts of Uyghurs on the spot in the streets to enforce a ban on ethnic minorities wearing long skirts, sparking an outcry among Uyghurs worldwide over the latest example of heavy state intrusion in their lives.

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Authorities Force Uyghur Students to Return to Xinjiang From Mainland For Propaganda Drive

Radio Free Asia, 16 July 2018

By Gulchehra Hoja – Authorities are requiring Uyghur pupils studying in mainland China universities to return to their homes in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) during their summer break to take part in propaganda tours promoting ethnic unity and lauding central government policies.

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Xinjiang: China ignores lessons from the past

AMN Almasdar News, 11 July 2018

By James M.Dorsey – A Chinese campaign to forcibly assimilate ethnic Uyghurs in its north-western province of Xinjiang in a bid to erase nationalist sentiment, counter militancy, and create an ‘Uyghur Islam with Chinese characteristics’ ignores lessons learnt not only from recent Chinese history but also the experience of others.

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China’s Marxist Tyranny Shouldn’t Be Ignored

National Review, 10 July 2018

By J . J Mccullough – It is a curious and depressing thing that in this age of hyperactive vigilance against creeping tyranny, the regime running China sits mostly in afterthought. Amid an expansion of dictatorship’s definition to include everything from border enforcement in Texas to court reform in Poland, China’s Xi Jinping — who has made strengthening totalitarianism the explicit purpose of his rule — receives analysis that’s calm and nuanced.

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UBC student uses satellite images to track suspected Chinese re-education centres where Uyghurs imprisoned

The Globe and Mail, 8 July 2018

By Nathan Vanderklippe – Many nights in the past few months, Shawn Zhang has come home from work at a student legal-aid program and pulled up satellite imagery of a place 10,000 kilometres away.

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Uyghurs in the diaspora commemorated the July 5th, 2009 Urumqi Massacre

World Uyghur Congress, 06 July 2018

By Shahrezad Ghayrat – On the day of July 5th, Uyghurs in the diaspora commemorated the July 5th Urumqi Massacre. On Thursday, protests took place in countries such as the USA, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, France, Australia, Turkey and Japan. Protesters demanded that the Chinese authorities disclose information about the actual account of Uyghurs who were killed and the whereabouts of those who were victims of enforced disappearance during and after the July 5th incident.

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11 Uighurs appeal to AGC to drop charges on illegal entry

Free Malaysia Today, 05 July 2018

By Ho Kit Yen – KUALA LUMPUR: The 11 Uighur Muslims who escaped to Malaysia from a Thai prison last year have appealed to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to drop the charges against them for entering the country illegally.

Lawyer Raimi Abd Rahim said they wanted the AGC to reconsider the charges against them.

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