Turkey risks angering China by criticising treatment of Uighur Muslims

Independent, 17 February 2019

Borzou Daragahi – Abduweli Ayup was out for dinner at an Istanbul restaurant with his wife and friends last weekend when news came on the television that they could hardly believe. 

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UN: Act to End China’s Mass Detentions in Xinjiang

Amnesty International, 4 February 2019

By Amnesty International – 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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Inside the Transfer of Xinjiang Muslims

Bitter Winter, 2 February 2019

By Li Wensheng & Zhou Xiaolu – Bitter Winter has once again received exclusive news about Muslims being transferred to Shaanxi and Gansu. The prisons in these two provinces where Muslims are received and detained have also been exposed for the first time.

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In the Depths of Xinjiang: Ubiquitous Persecution

Bitter Winter, 31 January 2019

By Li Zaili – Yuli county is located in central Xinjiang, and is under the administration of the Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture. It has a population of approximately 120,000 people, of which 47.6% are Uyghurs.

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HRC40 | High time for a resolution calling for access, accountability in China

International Service For Human Rights, 30 January 2019

By ISHR – The time is right for governments to initiate a resolution at the Human Rights Council to address human rights violations in China, say global civil society groups.

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US Lawmakers Nominate Jailed Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti to Receive Nobel Peace Prize

Radio Free Asia, 30 January 2019

By Alim Seytoff  – More than a dozen bipartisan U.S. lawmakers have nominated jailed Uyghur academic and blogger Ilham Tohti to receive the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, citing his commitment to peaceful interethnic dialogue between members of his ethnic group and China’s Han Chinese majority.

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Breakingviews – Xinjiang is an extreme case of China’s growth woes

Reuters, 30 January 2019

By Pete Sweeney – Xinjiang is becoming an extreme example of the economic woes ailing China’s poorest provinces. Beijing says it is de-radicalising the Uighur population in the far-western region with vocational training camps.

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Muslim Uyghur survivors recount unspeakable horror in Chinese internment camps

Yeni Safak, 29 January 2019

By Yeni Safak – A group of Muslim Uyghur refugees in Turkey have spoken out about the horrors they faced on their journey to escape China’s internment camps.

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