Ban US cotton imports from Xinjiang, say human rights campaigners

The Guardian, 31 August 2020

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Human rights campaigners are calling on US authorities to ban all imports of cotton from the Chinese province of Xinjiang after allegations of widespread forced labour.

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Dozens of NY Jews protest outside UN against China’s persecution of Uighurs

Times of Israel, 30 August 2020

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Dozens of Jewish New Yorkers gather outside United Nations Headquarters for a rally in solidarity with the Muslim Uighur community being persecuted in China.

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China’s top diplomat Wang Yi dismisses European rights concerns over Xinjiang

Channel News Asia, 31 August 2020

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China’s foreign minister defended detention camps in Xinjiang and Hong Kong’s new security law on Sunday (Aug 30), brushing off human rights concerns by European countries and cautioning against interference in Chinese affairs.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Highlights International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Press Release – For immediate release
30 August 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
 [email protected]

Today, the 30th of August, marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. On this day, we remember all persons worldwide who have been forcibly disappeared at the hands of oppressive regimes, their affiliated police or military personnel, or any other party who has used this practice as a tool for repression.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 28 AUGUST 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 28 August 2020

NEWS

The Guardian Examines How China Uses Press Trips to Deny Genocide of Uyghurs
On August 23, The Guardian published an article which highlighted how, since 2015, the Chinese government has invited at least 80 journalists from non-English-speaking countries to participate in its so-called “Silk Road Celebrity China Tour”. These tours are part of a concentrated effort by China to convince journalists – mainly from Islamic countries – into believing that widespread claims of the genocide against Uyghurs in East Turkestan are false. This Chinese outreach program is yet another example of how China blatantly seeks to deny its human rights abuses in East Turkestan, while simultaneously trying to expand its influence abroad.  It is worth noting that the Chinese government still will not allow journalists, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, or an independent investigation from the UN to visit the region.

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PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights Cannot be Traded: Germany Must Raise Voice Against the Uyghur Genocide

Press Release – For immediate release
28 August 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or
[email protected]

On the occasion of the Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit to Berlin on September 1st, the World Uyghur Congress is calling on the German government to use the opportunity to publicly raise the Uyghur crisis and hold China accountable for its genocide against Uyghurs.

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Cardinals condemn China’s ‘potential genocide’ of Uyghurs

Catholic News Agency, 28 August 2020

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The Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs is “one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust,” two Asian cardinals and 74 other religious leaders wrote in a statement released August 8.

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Liberal MP Kevin Andrews slams ‘totalitarian’ China in secret Zoom call

News.com.au, 28 August 2020

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A senior Liberal MP has been recorded slamming “totalitarian” China and its “egregious” human rights abuses in a private Zoom call with party members earlier this month.

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