China Grudgingly Gets UN Rights Body Seat

Human Rights Watch, 13 October 2020

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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.

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China insists Genghis Khan exhibit not use words ‘Genghis Khan’

The Guardian, 14 October 2020

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A French museum has postponed an exhibit about the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan citing interference by the Chinese government, which it accuses of trying to rewrite history.

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China Confirms Jailing of Five Missing Relatives of Netherlands-Based Uyghur Activist

Radio Free Asia, 12 October 2020

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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.

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Pilgrimage to Mecca Allowed Only for “Patriotic” Chinese Muslims

Bitter Winter, 13 October 2020

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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.

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China furious with global outcry over Xinjiang and Hong Kong

DW, 08 October 2020

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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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Block China’s seat on human rights council over Uighurs, urges Lisa Nandy

The Guardian, 10 October 2020

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Britain must oppose giving China a seat on the UN’s human rights body this week in protest at its abuse of Uighur Muslims, Lisa Nandy, the shadow foreign secretary has warned.

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Uyghur poet vowed to hold Beijing accountable after learning about her father’s death through the UN

Medium, 11 October 2020

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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.

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World Uyghur Congress, 09 October 2020

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Unprecedented Criticism on Human Rights Violations in China at UN General Assembly

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