Uyghur Real Estate Magnate Confirmed Jailed Along With Brothers, at Least 20 Employees

RFA, 17 January 2020

Below is an article published by RFA

Shohret Hoshur The Uyghur head of a successful real estate firm in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and two of his brothers have been confirmed jailed on charges including “extremism,” along with at least 20 of his employees, according to official sources.

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PRESS RELEASE: Chinese Government Threatens, Intimidates and Slanders WUC

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

In an effort to undermine the work of the World Uyghur Congress and to slow the growing momentum to release the 1-3 million innocent Uyghurs held in internment camps by the Chinese government and ensure human rights for Uyghurs, the Chinese government has increasingly been attacking the WUC. These have escalated into veiled threats and potentially more serious efforts to intimidate and threaten WUC staff.

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China’s Actions in Xinjiang May Amount to ‘Crimes Against Humanity,’ Says US Rights Report

Radio Free Asia, 08 January 2020

Joshua Lipes China’s system of extrajudicial internment camps for Uyghurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) last year may meet the definition of “crimes against humanity,” a U.S. congressional advisory panel said in its annual report, released Wednesday, as lawmakers expressed hope that legislation to hold Beijing accountable for human rights violations will soon become law.

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U.S. Lawmakers Predict Passage of Bill Backing China’s Uighurs

The New York Times, 08 January 2020

Patricia Zengerle — Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump administration response to China’s crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority.

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China’s false accusations against Uyghurs in regards to their missing relatives

Campaign for Uyghurs, 29 December 2019

Unsubstantiated statements have been published by the Global Times, a Chinese propaganda newspaper functioning under the political patronage of the Chinese Communist ruling Party (CCP).

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‘The Holocaust Did Not Take Place in One Day’

Spiegel, 3 January 2020

Markus BeckerJewher Ilham, 25, is the daughter of Chinese economics professor Ilham Tohti, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for his advocacy of the rights of China’s Uighur minority.

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Rubio: Don’t give China a pass on human rights

Politico, 5 January 2020

Politico Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he hopes the signing of a U.S.-China trade deal will not prevent the United States from criticizing China on its human rights abuses.

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A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees

The diplomat, 07 January 2020

Catherine Putz After making an appeal via video on December 26, a Kazakh woman who had been detained in Xinjiang in 2017 and subsequently fled to Kazakhstan in 2018 told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that she was at risk of deportation back to China. 

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