Students team up to combat Uyghur crisis

Yale Daily News, 26 February 2019

By Kelly Wei  A team of graduate and undergraduate students, supported by the Paul China Tsai Center at Yale, have partnered together to raise awareness of human rights abuses against the Uighurs — a predominantly Muslim minority in China — through outreach, petitioning and work with Uighurs in the United States.

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Muslim Leaders Condemn Uighur Internment Camps

Freedom United, 24 February 2018

By Freedom United –  More than 130 Muslim leaders and scholars in the United States have a signed a letter condemning the persecution of the Uighur ethnic minority in China’s far western Xinjiang province.

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China’s Treatment of Muslims a Defining Moment for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Human Right Watch, 25 February 2019

By Farida Deif – Imagine a country where practicing Islam is treated as a crime. Where using the everyday greeting of “As-salaam alaikum” is punished. A place so repressive that even listening to a religious sermon at a mosque or reciting a funeral prayer from the Quran in your home can land you in jail.

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China cuts BBC broadcast after reporter mentions Muslim detention camps

Yeni Safak, 25 February 2019

By Yeni Safak – A BBC reporter was cut off mid-sentence after he mentioned China’s imprisonment of Uyghur Muslims in detention camps across the Xinjiang province.

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American families of missing Uighurs speak out at DC event

Associated Press, 25 February 2019 

By Christina Larsen – Nearly two years after the Chinese government began to detain members of Muslim minority groups in western China, a growing number of family members abroad are refusing to remain silent.

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Turkey urges China to protect religious freedom in Xinjiang

Aljazeera, 25 February 2019

By Aljazeera – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has voiced concern over China‘s alleged mistreatment of Uighur and other Muslims in its Xinjiang region and called on Beijing to protect freedom of religion there.

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China defends Uighur internment camps as part of global terrorism fight

Financial Times, 24 February 2019

By Lucy Hornby – China is presenting its mass internment of Muslim citizens as its contribution to the international fight against terrorism, as it seeks to counter growing criticism with diplomatic outreach.

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Colleges should punish int’l students who engage in threats, racial hatred and intelligence gathering for Beijing

Hong Kong Free Press, 24 February 2019

By Kevin Carrico – Last week, Rukiye Turdush came to McMaster University to make a presentation on a sombre topic: the arbitrary and indefinite detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities in concentration camps in the region that the People’s Republic of China calls Xinjiang.

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