EU: Suspend China Human Rights Dialogue

Human Rights Watch, 19 June 2017

Human Rights Watch — The European Union should cancel its upcoming human rights dialogue with China and suspend the exchange until the meetings can bring genuine human rights improvements, seven human rights organizations said today. The next EU-China human rights dialogue is scheduled for June 22-23, 2017, in Brussels.

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Greece blocks EU’s criticism at UN of China’s human rights record

The Guardian, 18 June 2017

By Helena Smith — Greece has vetoed a European Union condemnation of China’s human rights record at the UN, infuriating diplomats and rights organisations, who said the move undermined the EU’s position as a defender of human rights.

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Weekly Brief June 16th

World Uyghur Congress, 16 June 2017

Uyghurs Punished for Observing Ramadan in China

At least 100 people were fined or sent to reeducation classes ostensibly aimed at opposing religious extremism, merely for exercising their religious rights and freedoms by observing the holy month of Ramadan, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported.

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Society For Threatened Peoples UN Human Rights Council Statement Re: Uyghurs

Society for Threatened Peoples, 13 March 2017

Thank you Mr. President,

I am speaking on behalf of the Society for Threatened Peoples to bring the Council’s attention to the worsening situation facing the Uyghur population from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.

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The Chinese Communist Party’s power and influence in Australia

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 June 2017

ABC — University student Tony Chang had suspected for months that he was being secretly monitored, but it was a panicked phone call from a family member in China that confirmed his fears.

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Muslim children forced to drop ‘religious’ names in western China

The Guardian, 3 June 2017

By Benjamin Haas — Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religious” names and adults are being coerced into attending rallies showing devotion to the officially atheist Communist party.

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Weekly Brief June 2nd

World Uyghur Congress, 2 June 2017

World Uyghur Congress Joins Demonstration in Brussels

The World Uyghur Congress, along with International Campaign for Tibet as well as a number of other NGOs, participated in a demonstration on June 2nd at Schuman Circle, Brussels. The demonstration brought together members of the Uyghur and Tibetan communities along with representatives from European Parliament, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Federation for Human Rights, among others.

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