WEEKLY BRIEF OCTOBER 19

World Uyghur Congress, 19 October 2018

WUC President Calls On The EU To Take Action To Close The Camps

The World Uyghur Congress president Dolkun Isa called on the EU to take action to close the internment camps in East Turkistan where over one million Uyghurs and other Turkic groups are arbitrarily detained during an interview with European Interest.

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Uyghur Congress Statement on China’s Radical Reframing of Internment Camp System

World Uyghur Congress, 19 October 2018

The Chinese government this week took a significant step in radically reframing their extensive use of political indoctrination camps holding over one million Uyghurs and other Turkic groups. A new video report from state media paints a picture in dramatic contrast to the trove or reporting from civil society, academics and diplomatic missions to the region illustrating pervasive human rights abuses.

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Uighur Americans Speak Against China’s Internment Camps. Their Relatives Disappear.

The New York Times, 18 October 2018

By Edward Wong – Speaking last month at a Washington think tank, Rushan Abbas relayed tales of suffering she had heard about China’s repression of ethnic Uighur Muslims — including the detention of members of her husband’s family in a widespread system of mass internment camps.

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Xinjiang Authorities Detain Prominent Uyghur Journalist in Political ‘Re-Education Camp’

Radio Free Asia, 18 October 2018

By Gulchehra Hoja – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are holding a prominent Uyghur journalist and poet in a political “re-education camp,” according to his son, who said the arrest is being used as leverage against him because he is living in exile in the U.S.

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PART II: Interview: ‘We Can Observe The Toilet With Cameras as Well’

Radio Free Asia, 17 October 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – Beginning in April 2017, Uyghurs accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas have been jailed or detained in re-education camps throughout northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), where members of the ethnic group have long complained of pervasive discrimination, religious repression, and cultural suppression under Chinese rule.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress to Hold Strategy Meetings In November

Press Release – For immediate release
17 October 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The WUC has organized a series of events from November 7-11, 2018 in Munich, Germany, including an Annual Executive Committee Meeting, a three-day East Turkistan Global Consulting Conference, a Uyghur Youth Networking Workshop, a celebration of East Turkistan National Day and a Uyghur Culture Event.

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Interview: the plight of China’s Uyghur Muslims exposed

European Interest, 17 October 2018

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Internment camps make Uighurs’ life more colourful, says Xinjiang governor

The Guardian, 16 October 2018

By Lily Kuo – A senior official in Xinjiang has described mass internment camps for Muslim minorities as “training” and “boarding schools” where residents receive vocational, legal, and language training as well as “de-extremisation education”.

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