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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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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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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