Posted on January 14, 2022, in "Re-Education" Camps Arbitrary Arrests Enforced Disappearances Extraditions Forced Labour Genocide Human Rights Issues News Olympic Games Other News Uyghur Related News Weekly Brief WHAT’S NEW
WUC Joins Protest Action Urging Allianz to Drop its Sponsorship of Beijing Olympics
On January 7th, the World Uyghur Congress took part in a protest action organized by Tibet Initiative Deutschland to urge Allianz to drop its sponsorship of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, in the face of China’s egregious human rights abuses against Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others. During the action, WUC Program Manager Zumretay Arkin presented Allianz with a change.org petition, which was signed by over 46,000 individuals asking the company to drop its sponsorship of the Beijing Olympics.
Radio Free Asia, 12 January 2022
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Two Uyghur brothers detained in a Xinjiang internment camp for four years before being released in August 2021 were rearrested just a week later and are now being forced to work in factories, local officials and a Uyghur in exile who has knowledge of the situation said.
The brothers from Lop (in Chinese, Luopu) county in Hotan (Hetian) prefecture were held in a camp in the county’s Sampul village, said the Uyghur source, who is also from Lop.
Authorities arrested Eziz Abdulla, a farmer living in the village’s Aydinkol hamlet, along with his two sons, Abduqahar Eziz and Ablikim Eziz, for “illegal gatherings” while they were watering their crops in a field in 2017, the source said.Read More →
Radio Free Asia, 10 January 2022
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A Uyghur post office retiree interned in a detention camp in China’s far-western Xinjiang region in 2018 on suspicion of religious extremism died in December 2021 following his release, Uyghurs and local officials with knowledge of the situation said.
Ghiyasidin Abla, 69, was from Suntagh village in Atush (in Chinese, Atushi), capital of the Kizilsu Kyrghiz Autonomous Prefecture, and was abducted by authorities while he attended a circumcision ceremony in his neighborhood, said a Uyghur from Atush who now lives in exile abroad.Read More →
Human Rights Watch, 10 January 2022
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Saudi authorities are apparently preparing to deport two Muslim Uyghurs back to China, where they are at serious risk of arbitrary detention and torture, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities have held the men arbitrarily since November 2020 without charge or trial.Read More →
Radio Free Asia, 7 January 2022
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A Uyghur woman abducted from her home in China’s far-western Xinjiang region in the middle of the night more than four years ago was sentenced to 14 years in prison for providing religious instruction to children in her neighborhood and hiding copies of the Quran, sources with knowledge of the situation and local police said.
Hasiyet Ehmet, now 57 and a resident of Manas (in Chinese, Manasi) county in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang, has not been heard from since she was abducted by authorities in May 2017, said the source who requested anonymity for fear of reprisal by Chinese authorities.Read More →
Posted on January 7, 2022, in "Re-Education" Camps Arbitrary Arrests Enforced Disappearances Human Rights Defenders Human Rights Issues News Other News Refugees/Asylum Seekers Uyghur Related News WHAT’S NEW
Radio Free Asia, 06 January 2022
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A group of relatives of detained or disappeared Uyghurs in China filed a criminal complaint with a Turkish prosecutor’s office on Tuesday accusing 112 Chinese government officials of committing genocide, crimes against humanity, torture and rape in the far-western Xinjiang region.Read More →
The World Uyghur Congress has released its newsletter covering the month of December concerning our activities as well as the most prevalent issues concerning the Uyghur community in East Turkistan and elsewhere. The newsletter looks at a number of developing stories coming out of the region and updates on the activities of the World Uyghur Congress, including:Read More →