Weekly Brief: 29 November

World Uyghur Congress, 29 November 2019

Following Substantive Leaks of Official Documents WUC Urges International Community For Long Overdue Action

Since secret documents were leaked to the New York Times and the ICIJ over the past two weeks, “there is no longer any excuse for silence. The documents show everything very clearly,” WUC President, Dolkun Isa, told Reuters.

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World Uyghur Congress Urges Attention to Swiss Companies Operating in East Turkistan

World Uyghur Congress, 28 January 2019

Given the increasing role of foreign investment in the Uyghur region and concerns relating to complicity in widespread rights abuses, the World Uyghur Congress is urging a number of prominent Swiss firms to conduct thorough reviews of their activities in East Turkistan to ensure respect for international standards on business and human rights.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Saddened by Passing of Uyghur Activist Waris Ababekri

Press Release – For immediate release
7 November 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org

0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The WUC expresses its condolences following the passing of Waris Ababekri, long-time Uyghur activist and former classmate of WUC President Dolkun Isa, this week in Urumqi. Ababekri was an important figure in the Uyghur cultural scene and worked for years to enrich Uyghur culture and arts in East Turkistan.

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EU calls for international access to Uyghur province

European Views, 27 November 2019

Thomas O. Falk – Following the disclosure of documents on the Chinese re-education camps for the Muslim Uighurs, the EU is now addressing the issue. The new Commission President seeks to talk to Beijing on her first day of work.

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China Cables: Germany under pressure to respond to Beijing’s Uighur internment

DW, 25 November 2019

Austin Davis – Leaked Chinese papers have revealed the largest internment of minorities since World War II. In view of the many German business ties with China, Berlin is under pressure to answer for its most important trading partner.

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Weekly Brief: 22 November

World Uyghur Congress, 22 November 2019

Leak to New York Times Should Be Followed By Action From International Community

A significant leak of Chinese Communist Party documents, including high level speeches and directives, has provided a much clearer picture of the origin and nature of China’s policy of mass internment as well as the motivations of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Two Australian Politicians Banned From China Over Criticism Of The CCP

The Organization for World Peace, 20 November 2019

Jasper Hansen – Two Liberal politicians have been barred from entering China after they refused to retract criticisms that they had directed at the Chinese government. The two MPs, James Paterson and Andrew Hastie, were due to undertake a “study tour” in China next month, but both have since had their visa applications rejected. Both politicians have been particularly critical of China’s human rights record, as well as its continued interference in Australian politics.

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‘They Asked Her to Record a Video About How Much Love She Gets’: Debunking China’s Uyghur Propaganda

Byline Times, 19 November 2019

CJ Werleman – CJ Werleman speaks to two Uyghur activists living in the US whose family members were used to deceive the world about China’s treatment of the Muslim minority.

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