Turkey Urges China to End Mass Detention of Muslims

New York Times, 10 February 2019

By Amy Qin – Turkey has called China’s mass repression of its Uighur Muslim ethnic minority a “great shame for humanity” and has urged the Chinese government to close detention camps estimated to hold a million people, a rare rebuke from a majority-Muslim country.

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Official Statement from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Regarding Human Rights Violations Against Uyghurs

Turkish Foreign Ministry, 9 February 2018

QR-6, 9 February 2019, Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, in response to a question regarding serious human rights violations perpetrated against Uighur Turks and the passing away of folk poet Abdurehim Heyit.

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Weekly Brief February 8th

World Uyghur Congress, 8 February 2019

WUC, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and ISHR Call for UN Fact-Finding Mission to East Turkistan in Joint Statement and Press Conference

On 4 February 2019 , the WUC joined Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights in issuing a joint statement calling on the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution establishing an international inquiry on East Turkistan to investigate the serious human rights violations occurring there, especially in the internment camps at its upcoming session in February/March 2019.
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Chinese Officials Force Muslims to Drink, Eat Pork At Festival

Radio Free Asia, 6 February 2019

By Qiao Long – Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang are delivering pork to Muslim households during the Lunar New Year holiday, and forcing some Muslims to drink alcohol, eat pork, and display emblems of traditional Chinese culture, RFA has learned.

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Protest in New York over fate of China’s Uighurs

Hong Kong Free Press, 7 February 2019

About 50 people gathered Tuesday outside the US Mission to the UN in New York to draw attention to the fate of China’s Uighur minority, and urge action from the United States.

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Demonstrations in London call for an end to Chinese oppression of Uyghur Muslims

Islam21C, 6 February 2019

Demonstrations were held outside the Chinese embassy in London against China’s mass oppression against the Uyghur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, also known as East Turkestan.

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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International & ISHR Issue Joint Statement

Press Release – For immediate release
4 February 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org 

The United Nations Human Rights Council should adopt a resolution establishing an international fact-finding mission to Xinjiang, the region of China where up to one million Turkic Muslims are being arbitrarily detained, a group of nongovernmental organizations said in a joint statement to UN member states today.

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Weekly Brief February 1st

World Uyghur Congress, 1 February 2019

WUC Joins 37 NGOs in Calling for a UN Human Rights Council Resolution to Address Human Rights Violations in China

The WUC has joined a broad-ranging group of more than three dozen NGOs representing and supporting Chinese, Uyghur and Tibetan communities to call on governments in Geneva to adopt a resolution at the March session of the Human Rights Council.

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