Books Defaming Exiled Uyghur Leader ‘Dropped Off’ at Australian Mosques

Radio Free Asia, 31 August 2016

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RFA Uyghur Service — Cartons of books attacking the character of exiled Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer were recently left outside several mosques in Sydney, Australia, in an apparent bid to discredit the popular activist in the eyes of her supporters, sources say.

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Could new relationship with China mean freedom for Ontario’s Huseyin Celil?

The Toronto Star, 31 August 2016

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By Alex Neve — Burlington family is watching closely as Justin Trudeau arrives in China for his first visit as prime minister, hopeful he will push for freedom for Huseyin Celil, who has been locked up for the past decade.

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Open Letter to G20 Leaders attending the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China from Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur, Hong Kong, and Southern Mongolian democracy and rights movement leaders

International Tibet Network, 31 August 2016

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2016’s G20 Summit will take place during a period in which the host, the government of the People’s Republic of China, is undertaking an extreme crackdown on human and civil rights across all areas under its rule.

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Chinese dissidents urge Obama to press Xi Jinping on human rights at G20

The Guardian, 31 August 2016

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By Tom Phillips — Chinese dissidents have urged Barack Obama to confront Xi Jinping over what they called China’s worst human rights crisis since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown when he travels to the G20 economic summit in Hangzhou this week.

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President Obama Should Express U.S. Government Concern over Uyghur Human Rights Conditions during G-20 Summit in China

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 30 August 2016

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UHRP — President Obama is scheduled to attend the eleventh G-20 meeting in Hangzhou, China from September 4 to 5, 2016. The summit is the final G-20 gathering President Obama will attend and possibly his last trip to China in his capacity as President of the United States.

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Authorities Force Uyghurs in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County to Perform Tai Chi in Public

Radio Free Asia, 25 August 2016

RFA Uyghur imageService — Local authorities in a county in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region have forced Muslim Uyghur farmers, government workers, teachers, and the unemployed to participate in a mass event where they had to dress in traditional Chinese garb and perform tai chi, RFA’s Uyghur Service has learned.

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Xinjiang’s Universities Force New Push in ‘Political Education’

Radio Free Asia, 23 August 2016

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RFA Uyghur Service — Universities in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region have begun a new push to strengthen faculty  loyalty to Beijing, with instructors forced to write papers promoting “ethnic unity” and praising initiatives of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, sources said.

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The slow creep and chilling effect of China’s censorship

The Daily Dot, 22 August 2016

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By Nithin Coca — In late March, a mother of five, Sonam Tso, died after self-immolating in protest against Chinese rule outside a monastery in broad daylight. The horrific event took place in Dzoege County, within Chinese-controlled Tibet. It was the 145th known self-immolation in the restive region since 2009.

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