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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Weekly Brief February 22

World Uyghur Congress, 22 February 2019

WUC Highlights Attempts To Erode Uyghur Language On International Mother Language Day

On International Mother Language Day, the WUC published a press release that highlights the dire situation of the Uyghur language, as policies from the Chinese government have sought to erode and undermine its use.

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China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise

The New York Times, 21 February 2019

By Sui Lee Wee  The authorities called it a free health check. Tahir Imin had his doubts.

They drew blood from the 38-year-old Muslim, scanned his face, recorded his voice and took his fingerprints. They didn’t bother to check his heart or kidneys, and they rebuffed his request to see the results.

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Fears for Uyghur comedian missing amid crackdown on cultural figures

The Guardian, 22 February 2019

By Kate Lyons and Lily Kuo – Arslan Mijit Hidayat says there is not a single Uighur who has not heard of his father-in-law, Adil Mijit. “We have a saying in the Uighur language ‘From seven to 70’ and anyone between these ages would know him,” said Hidayat, 31, who was born in Sydney to Uighur parents. “He’s A-list. When you think comedy, you think him.”

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China Spiriting Uyghur Detainees Away From Xinjiang to Prisons in Inner Mongolia, Sichuan

Radio Free Asia, 21 February 2019

By Shohret Hoshur  Ethnic Uyghurs held in political “re-education camps” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region (XUAR) are being sent to prisons in Inner Mongolia and Sichuan province, officials have confirmed, adding to the growing list of locations detainees are being secretly transferred to.

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British Muslims Rally to the Uyghur Cause

Bitter Winter, 20 February 2019

By Ruth Ingram – British Muslims are backing Uyghurs following evidence of mounting atrocities and forced assimilation in North West China. The deteriorating situation in the region of Xinjiang was flagged up recently at a public meeting in London to raise awareness of violence and torture in the Uyghur heartland and to call UK Muslims to stand against Beijing’s treatment of their fellow Muslims.

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Revealed: 17 Australian residents believed detained in China’s Uighur crackdown

The Guardian, 10 February 2019

By Kate Lyons – Seventeen Australian residents are believed to be under house arrest, in prison or detained in China’s secretive “re-education” centres in Xinjiang, the Guardian can reveal.

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China borrows from totalitarian playbook with Xinjiang camps

Brisbane Times, 20 February 2019

By Michael Clarke – It is now beyond doubt that China is undertaking a program of mass incarceration of the Uighur population in its far north-western province of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in a system of “re-education” centres.

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