Pictures at an Exhibition: the Uyghurs Calvary Displayed

Bitter Winter, 14 March 2019

By Marco Respinti – “Never again.” This phrase has been traced to the Hebrew poet Yitzhak Lambdan (1899-1954)’s 1926 poem Masada, but it gained popularity when, in the late 1940s, was applied by the surviving Jews to the Holocaust. By (legitimate) extension, it calls for international awareness and attention on all the Holocaust paraphernalia ever since.

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1.5 million Muslims could be detained in China’s Xinjiang: academic

Reuters, 13 March 2019

By Stephanie Nebehay  A leading researcher on China’s ethnic policies said on Wednesday that an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims could be held in so-called re-education centers in Xinjiang region, up from his earlier figure of 1 million.

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U.S. Steps Up Criticism of China for Detentions in Xinjiang

The New York Times, 13 March 2019

By Nick Cumming-Bruce – As China prepared to defend its record before the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United States on Wednesday led Western governments, academic experts and human rights supporters in challenging Beijing over its mass detention of Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang.

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NGOs Urge the EU to Press China on Human Rights

World Uyghur Congress, 13 March 2019

Joint Letter to the EU and EU member states

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Ministerial for Religious Freedom in Taiwan: “End Persecution in China”

Bitter Winter, 12 March 2019

By Massimo Introvigne – On March 11, 2019, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen opened the event “A Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the Indo-Pacific Region” at the Howard Plaza Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Activist Under House Arrest in Kazakhstan, Prompting Fears of Pressure From China

Radio Free Asia, 11 March 2019

By RFA’s Uyghur Service – Authorities in Kazakhstan have placed activist Serikzhan Bilash under house arrest for two months on charges of “inciting ethnic hatred” after he campaigned for the release of fellow ethnic Kazakhs from detention in China, prompting concerns the move was made in response to pressure from Beijing.

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Three Uyghur Journalists Among 33 Women Jailed Globally For Reporting: Media Watchdog

Radio Free Asia, 8 March 2019

By Joshua Lipes – New York-based media watchdog the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) marked International Women’s Day Friday by highlighting nearly three dozen women imprisoned around the world for their work as reporters—three of whom are Uyghurs from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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Xinjiang ‘Re-education Camps’ Target Cultural, Religious Identity of Uyghurs: US Envoy

Radio Free Aisa, 08 March 2019

By Joshua Lipes  Political “re-education camps” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) were “created to wipe out the cultural and religious identity” of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities as part of Beijing’s wider “war with faith,” U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said Friday.

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