Hacks, threats and propaganda: how China tried to discredit the Uyghur Tribunal

Coda Story. 16 September 2021

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When Xinjiang camp survivor Erbakit Otarbay, from Kazakhstan, decided to give evidence at London’s Uyghur Tribunal earlier this week, he felt proud of himself. Here was a chance to be a witness at an independent hearing that sought to investigate the human rights crisis in the northwest of China. Before a panel of judges, he would be able to recount the horrors he experienced in government-run detention centers between 2017 and 2018, after visiting family in Xinjiang.

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China accuses Washington of ‘low political tricks’ over Uyghur exhibit

Reuters. 17 September 2021

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A U.S.-backed Uyghur photo exhibit of dozens of people who are missing or alleged to be held in camps in Xinjiang, China, opened in Switzerland on Thursday, prompting Beijing to issue a furious statement accusing Washington of “low political tricks”.

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‘Wall of the Disappeared’: U.S.-backed Uyghur exhibit opens in Geneva

Reuters. 16 September 2021

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A U.S.-backed Uyghur photo exhibit of dozens of people who are missing or alleged to be held in Chinese-run camps in Xinjiang, China opened in Switzerland on Thursday amid high tensions over human rights between Beijing and Washington.

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Uyghur Tribunal Wraps up in London With Eye on December Ruling on Genocide Allegations

RFA. 13 September 2021

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The final round of a tribunal investigating whether China’s treatment of its ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims constitutes genocide ended in London Monday after four days of hearings and testimony provided by nearly 40 witnesses and experts, with a nonbinding verdict expected at the end of the year.

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How 9/11 helped China wage its own false ‘war on terror’

AlJazeera. 8 September 2021

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Over the past two decades, the crisis in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has drastically worsened. This has much to do with the major expansion after 2001 of repressive measures directed at suppressing dissent among Uighurs, dressed in the rhetoric of anti-terrorism.

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Japan Must Take Legal Action Against Uniqlo

The Liberty Web. 9 September 2021

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A major focus of this year’s International Religious Freedom Summit was the issue of genocide against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The Liberty spoke with a Uyghur lawyer and a speaker of this year’s Summit.

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Uyghur Man Draws 15-Year Prison Term for Contacting Uncles Overseas

RFA. 8 September 2021

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A Uyghur man living in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) was sent to an internment camp four years ago for the crime of speaking to relatives overseas, contradicting Chinese claims that Uyghur residents of the region are free to keep in touch with family members abroad, RFA has learned.

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Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

AP News. 8 September 2021

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 Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4.

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