One Step, One Voice Worldwide Demonstrations Gains International Attention

World Uyghur Congress, 20 March 2018

Photo Credit: Bir Awaz Bir Qeden

Last Thursday, 15 March 2018, hundreds of Uyghurs demonstrated in cities around the world to draw attention to the Chinese government’s repression of the Uyghur people in East Turkestan and urge the international community to take action. Demonstrations were held in 15 cities in 14 countries around the world, including: the USA, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Turkey, Sweden, the UK, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, France, Finland and Japan

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Xinjiang Authorities Up Detentions in Uyghur Majority Areas of Ghulja City

Radio Free Asia, 19 March 2018

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region are ramping up detentions in a mostly ethnic Uyghur-populated township of Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining) city in response to a directive that has seen scores of residents placed in political “re-education camps” in recent weeks, with an increasing focus on women, sources said.

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China’s Uighur ethnic minority protest in Australia ahead of exiled leader’s visit

ABC News,  15 March 2018

Women from Australia’s tiny Uighur community stepped out on Thursday to protest alleged discrimination by the Chinese Government against the ethnic minority.

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Ethnic Uighurs Protest Chinese Security Crackdown

Associated Press, 15 March 2018

By Gerry Shih – Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers.

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Chinese Police Are Demanding Personal Information From Uighurs in France

Foreign Policy, 2 March 2018

By Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian – Amid a global campaign to monitor and control the Uighur diaspora, Chinese police are demanding that Uighurs living in France hand over personal information, photos, and identity documents — and in some cases, the personal information of their French spouses.

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Weekly Brief March 2nd

World Uyghur Congress, 2 March 2018

20 Relatives of Uyghur Journalist Detained

This week it was widely reported that 20 relatives of Gulchehra Hoja, a journalist working at Radio Free Asia, who were still living in East Turkestan were detained by Chinese police and sent to ‘re-education’ camps. Gulchehra has worked for Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur service for 17 years and has reported extensively on the numerous human rights violations being perpetrated by the Chinese government against the Uyghur people. The arrest of her relatives was likely done in retaliation to her efforts to draw attention to these issues.

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Urgent Action: 20 Relatives of Uighur Journalist Detained


Amnesty International, 1 March 2018

Approximately 20 relatives of Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist living abroad, have been detained and are at risk of torture. Based in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China, her family members are all thought to have been targeted due to Gulchehra Hoja’s work.

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