WEEKLY BRIEF, 30 OCTOBER 2020

NEWS

75th anniversary of the UN
On the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) reiterates its calls on the UN and its Member States in a Press Release  to meaningfully address the Uyghur crisis and hold the Chinese government accountable for its crimes.  

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FBI arrests 5 alleged agents of Chinese government

Axios, 28 October 2020

Below is an article published by Axios. Photo Sarah Grillo/Axios

The FBI charged eight people on Wednesday for acting as Chinese agents and said the defendants — five of whom were arrested — stalked and harassed U.S. citizens in an attempt to get them to return to China.

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US Senators Introduce Resolution to Designate China’s Abuses in Xinjiang as ‘Genocide’

Radio Free Asia, 29 October 2020

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia. Photo RFA/Leo Kim

A group of U.S. senators have introduced a resolution to designate China’s rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) as genocide.

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EU taps Chinese technology linked to Muslim internment camps in Xinjiang

Deutsche Welle, 26 October 2020

Below is an article published by Deutsche Welle. Photo Mark Schiefelbein/AP.

Two EU institutions are using technology produced by China’s Hikvision, a firm that has been accused of providing surveillance equipment to Muslim internment camps in the country’s northwest Xinjiang province.

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Invitation – Parliamentarian Breakfast

The MPs and representatives for human rights and humanitarian aid, Margarete Bause (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Frank Schwabe (SPD), are hosting a digital parliamentarian breakfast entitled “Crime against humanity unfolding before the eyes of the world  – conversation with witnesses from the detention center in Xinjiang” on November 4th from 8am-9am.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on Indonesia Not to Deport Uyghur Refugees to China

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

The WUC calls on the government of Indonesia to adhere to international law and the principle of non-refoulment and refrain from forcibly returning Uyghur refugees to China, where they would be severely persecuted due to their Uyghur ethnic identity. 

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New coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of Kashgar

The Guardian, 26 October 2020

Below is an article published by The Guardian. Photo Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

China has detected 137 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases in Kashgar in the north-western region of Xinjiang after one person was found to have the virus the previous day – the first new local cases for 10 days in mainland China.

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MEPs submit joint letter calling for an import ban on Chinese companies using forced labour

Reinhard Buetikofer, 23 october 2020

Below is an article published by reinhardbuetikofer.eu. Photo End Uyghur Forced Labour.

Dear President von der Leyen,

Dear Vice-President Dombrovskis,

For years, the Chinese regime has been detaining millions of human beings in camps, just because they were born Uyghurs. For years, Europe and the world have been witnessing a crime against humanity without opposing any resistance to it.

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