Volkswagen CEO ‘not aware’ of Uighurs detained in China’s Xinjiang, despite having a factory there

The Washington Post, 17 April 2019

By Rick Noak – As a company rooted in Nazi Germany, German car manufacturer Volkswagen might be expected to have a somewhat more sensitive approach to ethics than its competitors.

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Think twice about your investment portfolio. It likely undermines human rights in China.

The Washington Post, 17 April 2019

By Marion Smith – Does your retirement plan or investment portfolio undermine human rights in China? For millions of Americans, the answer is yes. They unwittingly hold or benefit from investments in companies that enable the Chinese Communist Party’s oppression and imprisonment of the Uighur people.

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Press Release: Volkswagen boss Claims to Know Nothing of ‘re-education’ camps in China: Volkswagen violates its own principles and loses credibility

Press Release – For immediate release
17 April 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) accuse Volkswagen AG of forfeiting its credibility.

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Open Letter to Herbert Diess of Volkswagen Regarding His Comments On East Turkistan

World Uyghur Congress, 17 April 2019

Dear Mr. Diess,

We hope that this letter finds you well. We write to you in response to your recent comments on April 16th to a BBC reporter in Shanghai, where you state that you are unaware of China’s treatment of Uyghurs or the use of ‘re-education’ camps in the Uyghur region where Volkswagen operates a large manufacturing plant.

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Uyghur Residents Forced to Organize Into Civilian ‘Anti-Terrorist’ Units

The Epoch Times, 15 April 2019

By Olivia Li – An official document from authorities in a neighborhood of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, has revealed more details about the extent of their suppression of Uyghurs.

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Being Tracked While Reporting in China, Where ‘There Are No Whys’

New York Times, 16 April 2019

By Paul Mozur – It took four days in Kashgar, China, for the secret police to get access to my dreams.

I wish I were exaggerating, but when you get followed every waking step, it’s hard not to dream about it.

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Successful Uyghur Developer Confirmed Detained by Xinjiang Authorities

Radio Free Asia, 16 April 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have arrested a successful Uyghur property developer, according to a relative.

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“Surviving China”: Uyghur Voices from Xinjiang and Guantanamo

Bitter Winter, 15 April 2019

By Ruth Ingram – China’s treatment of the Uyghur people is “one step away from a holocaust,” according to British Muslims who gathered to express solidarity in London.

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