Today, the Chinese government, which is responsible for industrial-scale human rights violations, including the arbitrary detention of a million Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang and the deaths in custody of peaceful critics, such as 2010 Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo, was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council. But with only 139 votes – a loss of 41 UN member states from its previous tally.
At least five of nearly 20 missing relatives of a Netherlands-based Uyghur activist have been sentenced to prison, he recently learned, after receiving a letter confirming the incarcerations from the Chinese government in response to an inquiry by the Dutch foreign ministry.
On October 12, the State Administration of Religious Affairs (which still exists, although some of its activities are now managed by the United Front) has published its 2020 “Measures for Administration of Islamic Haji Affairs.” It is a detailed regulation in 42 articles, which will come into force on December 1, 2020.
In the declaration drafted by Germany and presented at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, 39 predominantly Western countries denounced China for gross human rights violations in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang and the autonomous region of Tibet, and for limiting political and personal freedoms in Hong Kong.
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In September, Uyghur poet Fatimah Abdulghafur received an information information from the United Nations’ Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID), informing her that her father, Abdulghafur Hapiz, a retired driver and entrepreneur in Xinjiang, died in November 2018. Having lost contact with her father since April 2016, Abdulghafur believed that her father may have died in one of the many internment camps in Xinjiang, where he was believed to have been detained since March 2017.