Two Dozen UN Member States Condemn China’s Treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 30 October 2019

By Eugene Whong – China’s treatment of ethnic Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) drew major criticism from 23 members of the United Nations

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The Nightmare of Uyghurs Returning to Xinjiang

Bitter Winter, 16 October 2019

By Ye Ling – Coming home is usually a happy occasion. But for Uyghurs who work outside Xinjiang, every visit to the native region may end with detention in an internment camp.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Urges International Community to Join in Imposing Targeted Sanctions and Restrictions

Press Release – For immediate release
10 October 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or 
[email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the first concrete measures by a national government to address ongoing crimes against humanity in East Turkistan after the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State passed a series of sanctions and restrictions on Chinese companies, government entities and individuals.

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As China celebrates 70 years, its rhetoric on ‘dignity and rights’ drifts even further from reality

Hong Kong Free Press, 1 October 2019

By Dolkun Isa – The People’s Republic of China is celebrating 70 years since its founding this week amid triumphant cries of its development miracle, unity, dignity and even rights.

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PRESS RELEASE: 70 Years of the People’s Republic of China, 70 Years of Repression

Press Release – For immediate release
30 September 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On October 1st, China will mark 70 years since its founding with a triumphant celebration of its ostensible progress, while at the same time implementing policies in the Uyghur region not seen since the Cultural Revolution. The international community must look closely to separate the rhetoric from the reality on the ground in 2019.

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Kazakhstan: Xinjiang rights movement registered, but in neutered form

Eurasianet, 30 September, 2019

Photo: Ata-Jurt

By Darkhan Umirbekov – Ata-Jurt was key to spotlighting rights abuses in China.

An activist group in Kazakhstan that has led the charge in spotlighting the mass detention of ethnic Kazakhs in western China has after several unsuccessful attempts been registered by the authorities.

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Australian Uyghurs call on Federal Government for protection amid detainment fears


ABC News Australia, 27 September 2019

By Joshua Boscaini Uyghurs living in Australia are lobbying the Federal Government to provide urgent refugee protection through the creation of a special humanitarian visa.

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TikTok—Yes, TikTok—Is the Latest Window Into China’s Police State

Wired, 25 September, 2019

By Isobel Cockerell – Every evening after getting back from his studies, Alip Erkin sits at home in Sydney, Australia, and opens up the video-sharing app TikTok on his Android phone. He’s looking for something in particular: videos from Xinjiang, in northwest China, which he left for the last time in 2012.

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