WEEKLY BRIEF SEPTEMBER 7

World Uyghur Congress, 7 September 2018

Uyghur Family of Four in Sweden at Risk of Imminent Deportation to China

A Uyghur family of four has had their asylum claim denied several times in Sweden and are now at significant risk of being imminently deported to China where they most likely would be subjected to serious human rights violations including enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention and torture.

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Weekly Brief August 31st

World Uyghur Congress, 31 August 2018

UN Committee to End Racial Discrimination Critical of China’s Treatment of Uyghurs in Findings

The UN Committee to End Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its concluding observations on its review of China on 30 August 2018. The Committee’s initial review of China gained widespread coverage as the Chinese delegation was forced to answer questions from the committee members of its rampant racial and ethnic discrimination of Uyghurs, Tibetans and other ethnicities. The Committee also raised China’s arbitrary detention of over 1 million Uyghurs in political indoctrination camps and brought considerable attention to the issue.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Demands Answers from the Chinese Government on the Countless Cases of Enforced Disappearance of Uyghurs

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

Today, the 30th of August, marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. On this day, we remember the countless Uyghurs and all those around the world who have been forcibly disappeared. This day is an important occasion to keep the victims of enforced disappearance in our collective memory and to continue to seek justice and accountability on their behalf.

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World Leaders Opt For China’s Money Over The Rights Of 1 Million Jailed Muslims

Huffington Post, 18 August 2018

By Akbar Shahid Ahmed – Now that United Nations experts have endorsed widespread reports that China is holding a million members of its Muslim minority Uighur community in internment camps, the Chinese government’s denials of a crackdown look flimsier than ever. Activists and reporters who have documented the repression appear vindicated and awareness about the crisis seems to be growing ― but there’s no certainty of resulting international pressure from governments like the United States that experts see as essential to forcing change.

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China Detains Uighurs on a Vast Scale

The Wall Street Journal, 18 August 2018

By Eva Dou – China has sharply expanded an internment program that initially targeted ethnic Uighur extremists but is now confining vast numbers of the largely Muslim minority group, including the secular, old and infirm, in camps across the country’s northwest.

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A Call for a UN Investigation, and US Sanctions, on the Human Rights Disaster Unfolding in Xinjiang

China Change, 10 August 2018

By China Change – It is now clear, from numerous reliable sources, that shocking human rights atrocities are being perpetrated in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR).

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Is The White House In Any Position To Help Chinese Muslims?

Pacific Standard, 15 August 2018

By Massoud Hayoun – With human rights advocates sounding alarms over China‘s mass-incarceration of its majority Muslim ethnic Uyghurs at so-called re-education camps, some worry the Trump White House’s rhetoric and policies on American Muslims make it difficult for Washington to meaningfully advocate on the Uyghurs’ behalf. Previous United States administrations had been vigilant in condemning Beijing’s rights abuses in Xinjiang.

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How The World Learned China Is Holding Over A Million Muslims In Internment Camps

Huffington Post, 15 August 2018

By Akbar Shahid Ahmed – United Nations human rights experts made global headlines in a session that concluded Monday when they said they believe China is holding 1 million members of a Muslim minority group in secret prison camps.

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