UNPO Calls For Support Against Coercive Geopolitical Puppeteering

UNPO, 30 June 2014


UNPO — With the aim of providing a better understanding of the complexities that shape the lives of nations and ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities in various geopolitical hotspots, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen – Bayern (the German Green Party in Bavaria), in collaboration with UNPO and the World Uyghur Congress, and with the participation of the International Campaign for Tibet, organized a conference on 27 June 2014 at the Bavarian State Parliament in Munich, Germany.

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Euro-Asia Review, 30 June 2014

There are clear indications that the Chinese are stumbling in their effort to crush the Uighur struggle against the Han Chinese domination in Xinjiang.

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Tohti’s Wife Concerned Over His Health; Beijing Under Fire From Rights Groups

RFA, 28 June 2014

The wife of detained ethnic minority Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti said she is concerned over his health after it was revealed that he had gone on a hunger strike and was deprived of food and adequate water.

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China Uighur scholar denied food in detention: lawyer

AFP, 27 June 2014

Beijing (AFP) – Authorities in China’s restive Xinjiang denied food for 10 days to a prominent Uighur academic detained on separatism charges, his lawyer told AFP Thursday, as nine in the region were sentenced for terror offences.

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Uyghur acamedician denied food in jail by Chinese authorities

ZEE News, 27 June 2014

Beijing: Chinese authorities denied food for 10 days to Uyghur intellectual Ilham Tohti who is awaiting trial after the government slapped separatism charges against him, his lawyer Wang Yu said on Friday.

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Jailed Uyghur scholar insists innocence after hunger strike

CNN, 27 June 2014

Beijing (CNN) — A prominent Uyghur scholar arrested by Chinese authorities for “separatist activities” has maintained his innocence from jail as his lawyer was allowed to meet him for the first time in months.

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China Steps Up ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Measures Targeting Ramadan

RFA, 27 June 2014

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have ordered mosques frequented by mostly Muslim ethnic minority Uyghurs to use the holy month of Ramadan to publicize Beijing’s anti-terrorism campaign, according to an exile Uyghur group.

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Detained Uyghur Scholar Rejects Separatism Charges in Meeting with Lawyers

RFA, 26 June 2014

Breaking his silence for the first time since his arrest five months ago, ethnic minority Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti told his lawyers Thursday that he was shackled and deprived of food and adequate water while in prison.

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