Languishing in jail, 3 Uyghur Muslims seek asylum

Greater Kashmir, 29 September 2016

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By Umer Maqbool — Languishing in a J&K jail for the past three years, three Uyghur Muslims from China’s Xinjiang province have approached Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking asylum as well as freedom from the prison.

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China Plans ‘Very Detailed’ Controls Over Religious Activities

Radio Free Asia, 28 September 2016

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RFA Uyghur Service — Around 20 lawyers, academics and religious leaders have penned a letter to China’s parliament in protest over proposed rules that would intensify a government crackdown on religious activity by the country’s citizens.

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China Builds More Prisons in Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 28 September 2016

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RFA Uyghur Service — Faced with growing tensions in its far northwestern region of Xinjiang, China has built a large complex of prisons outside the regional capital Urumqi, sources say.

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Uyghur – Tibetan Protests Against China Draws Huge Crowd in Geneva

The Times Headline, 27 September 2016

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By Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui — A large-scale demonstration involving members of the Uyghur and Tibetan communities in Europe was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, 16th September 2016. This was the first large-scale demonstration including a substantial Uyghur delegation since China’s Universal Periodic Review in 2013. The 5-hour march involved about 2000 people from Palais Wilson to the Broken Chair Monument across from the Palais des Nations.

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Is China a Ticking Time Bomb of Ethnic Contradictions?

China Policy Institute, 27 September 2016

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By James Leibold — China’s ethnic periphery can be a volatile place. Over the past decade, violence has repeatedly marred the remote yet strategic regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, which comprise nearly a third of Chinese territory and are its chief sources of oil and water. Here, the Tibetan and Uyghur ethnic minorities have long chafed under the integrationist policies of the Han-dominated Chinese Communist Party, with bloody cycles of resistance and conflict.

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New Implementation Guidelines for Counter-Terror Law in East Turkestan Will Reinforce Curbs on Human Rights

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 27 September 2016

For immediate release
September 26, 2016 10:35 am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project www.uhrp.org  
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UHRP — In advance of China’s national day on October 1st, celebrating 67 years since the founding of the People’s Republic, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) wishes to draw attention to the P.R.C.’s continued human rights violations in East Turkestan.  The national and regional governments continue to create a legal framework for these violations, most recently with the passage of local implementation guidelines for its national Counter-Terrorism law. 

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China Rights Defenders, Dissidents Invited to German Embassy Party

Radio Free Asia, 26 September 2016

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RFA Uyghur Service — Several Chinese dissidents were invited to Germany’s Embassy in Beijing on Friday for festivities marking the Oct. 3 Day of German Unity, a move one poet praised as a rare show of support amid an intensifying crackdown on lawyers, activists and bloggers.

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President Xi Jinping’s campaign against religion has restricted freedoms of even state recognized religions

i24 News, 26 September 2016

afp-ebf45a2aabccac7b6f653c1b1bf88f32af2ff947i24 News — A small Jewish community in Kaifeng, near the banks of China’s Yellow River, is the latest religious minority to come under the scrutiny of China’s communist government, the New York Times reports.

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