Indonesia should conduct humanitarian diplomacy in resolving uighur muslim case

Antara News, 29 December 2018

By Feru Lantara – The Indonesian government is expected to conduct humanitarian diplomacy in an active, free political context towards China in order to be open and provide correct information regarding the Uighur Muslim case and its peaceful resolution.

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‘Now We Don’t Talk Anymore’

China File, 28 December 2018

By Joanne Smith Finley – In an old Silk Road oasis town on China’s western border, these days a thirsty traveller can knock back a cold beer in a local mosque. The former place of worship is now a bar for tourists. And it is with the customers’ views in mind—and, perhaps, the aspirations of China’s leaders—that the place is called “The Dream of Kashgar.”

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Press Release: WUC’s President Urgently Appeals to the Muslim World to Break Its Silence and Stand Up for Uyghurs

Press Release – For immediate release
28 December 2018
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

On behalf of the World Uyghur Congress and the wider Uyghur community, WUC President Dolkun Isa urgently appeals to the Muslim world, and leaders of Muslim-majority countries in particular, to finally end their long silence on the horrific persecution of Uyghurs. Thus far, the response of the Muslim world to the current crisis in East Turkistan has been incredibly disappointing. While Western states are increasingly active on the issue and have been publicly speaking out about the issue, Muslim-majority states have largely been indifferent or have completely ignored the situation.

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The Orwellian Life in Xinjiang Campuses

Bitter Winter, 28 December 2018

By Ruth Ingram – Those still enjoying their liberty might not yet be in captivity, but the relentless gauntlet of checkpoints, metal detectors, I.D. and phone checks continues unabated and every day dawns with another roll of razor wire or layer of security to navigate. There are no rules or certainties in this Orwellian game of cat and mouse and few are winners.

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New Details of Secret Transfer of Uyghurs

Bitter Winter, 27 December 2018

By Li Zaili – Bitter Winter has published numerous reports about the secret transfer of Uyghur detainees to other provinces. But our reporters continue to receive new information about the relocations, and these details shed further light on the techniques of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the conditions endured by detainees.

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Dozens of Bitter Winter Reporters Arrested

Bitter Winter, 27 December 2018

By Lin Yijiang – In August 2018, the Chinese Communist Party (CCPauthorities designated Bitter Winter a “foreign hostile website” for publishing secret documents and news reports about the CCP’s suppression of religious beliefs and human rights violations. The authorities have retaliated by launching repeated attempts to hack the website, and by targeting reporters and contributors.

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Anti-Muslim Repression Expands Outside Xinjiang

Bitter Winter, 25 December 2018

By Paul Crespo – According to the South China Morning Post, city education officials ordered the Pingliang Arabic School in China’s northwestern province of Gansu to close by December 17th. Claims by the authorities that the school does not have operating permits appear dubious since the school has been in business since 1984.

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China Applies Xinjiang’s Policing Lessons to Other Muslim Areas

The Wall Street Journal, 23 December 2018

By Chun Han Wong – China’s aggressive policing of Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang is being replicated in other parts of the country, particularly in areas with other Muslim communities.

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