Uighurs could be allowed to seek genocide ruling against China in UK

The Guardian, 29 September 2020

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Uighurs and other Muslim minorities would be given the right to petition a UK high court judge to declare that genocide is taking place in China, requiring the UK government to curtail trade ties with Beijing, under proposals brought by MPs and peers.

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Press Release– For immediate release
29 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

On 1st October, the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, a coalition of human rights groups representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and Chinese human rights defenders are launching a Global Day of Action.

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France’s Macron urges U.N. mission to visit China’s Xinjiang region

Reuters, 22 September 2020

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France’s president on Tuesday called for an international mission under the auspices of the United Nations to visit China’s Xinjiang due to concerns over the Muslim Uighur minority.

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As repression mounts, China under Xi Jinping feels increasingly like North Korea

The Washington Post, 29 September 2020

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The first pair of enforcers were waiting at the temperature check before baggage claim at the airport in China’s western Xinjiang region. “Passports,” they said as the three foreign journalists came off a domestic flight from Beijing this month.

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Tiny Muslim community in China’s Hainan becomes latest target for religious crackdown

South China Morning Post, 29 September 2020

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While the attention of the world is increasingly focused on China’s treatment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, Beijing’s restrictions on religion are spreading to other areas of the country – including a small community of Muslims thousands of kilometres to the south.

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PRESS RELEASE: Enough is Enough, Human Rights and Freedom in China Now!

Joint Protest for Human Rights in China on 1 October in Brussels

Press Release– For immediate release
28 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

Brussels, 28 September 2020 – On 1st October, the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association, Lungta – Actief voor Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Belgium are organizing a demonstration in Brussels in order to call on the EU to take urgent and concrete action to hold China accountable for its serious human rights violations. The joint protest will take place from 13:00-14:00 on Petite Rue de la Loi near Schuman roundabout.

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Brushing Off Criticism, China’s Xi Calls Policies in Xinjiang ‘Totally Correct’

The New York Times, 28 September 2020

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Brushing aside condemnation from Western powers, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, called his policies in the ethnically divided region of Xinjiang a “totally correct” success, and vowed more efforts to imprint Chinese national identity “deep in the soul” of Uighurs and other largely Muslim minorities.

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Weekly Brief, 25 September 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 25 September 2020


New Study Finds China has Built 380 Internment Camps in East Turkistan since 2017

On September 24th, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) released The Xinjiang Data Project, an online database bringing together rigorous, empirical research on the human rights situation for Uyghurs and other groups in East Turkistan. It focuses on a core set of topics including mass internment camps, surveillance and emerging technologies, forced labour and supply chains, the ‘re-education’ campaign, deliberate cultural destruction and other human rights issues.

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