Thirty-three MP’s are calling on UN Secretary General to take immediate actions on East Turkistan

 

In their letter 33 MP’s, including Ted S. Yoho and Tom Malinowski, are calling on the UN Secretary General to take immediate actions to address the growing human rights crisis in East Turkistan. Please read the full letter below: 

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Internment Camps in Xinjiang’s Aksu Separated by Crematorium

Radio Free Asia, 13 November 2020

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Two internment camps recently identified by satellite imagery in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) appear to be separated by a cemetery and crematorium, raising fears that authorities are working to cover up deaths in the facilities.

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Xinjiang Authorities Detain Vocalist, Dozens of Others For Watching Turkish TV Series

Radio Free Asia, 11 November 2020

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Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have detained a young amateur singer from Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining) city for viewing a Turkish television series, according to officials, who said dozens of others are also in custody for the same reason.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 13 NOVEMBER 2020

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East Turkistan National Day
On November 12, the World Uyghur Congress celebrated the East Turkistan National Day together with the Uyghur community. This is an important day, as it refers to the creation of the two independent Republics in 1933 and 1944, which stand as a symbol of the spirit of the Uyghur people and our longing for freedom and democracy. Since the Chinese occupation of East Turkistan in 1949, the human rights situation has worsened dramatically and culminated in the genocide which is happening today.

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Uyghur Businessman Faces Deportation to Xinjiang by Saudi Authorities

Radio Free Asia, 10 November 2020

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A Uyghur businessman who is a legal resident of Turkey and recently became stranded in Saudi Arabia because of coronavirus travel restrictions is being hunted by Saudi authorities for deportation to China, where he faces persecution, he told RFA’s Uyghur Service.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC CONGRATULATES NEWLY ELECTED U.S. PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN

Press Release– For immediate release
9 November 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

While thanking the Trump Administration’s firm policy response to the atrocities in East Turkistan, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) congratulates Joe Biden for winning the Presidential Elections of the United States of America (U.S.). The WUC recognizes the importance of free and democratic elections, particularly given the fact that Uyghurs are denied political and socio-economic rights in their home country. The WUC appreciates President-elect Biden recognizing CCP crimes against Uyghurs as genocide early on and publicly speaking out during his presidential campaign against the collective punishment against the Uyghur people. WUC hopes that the new Administration will make the Uyghur genocide a priority in its agenda, and will continue to build on the work of the previous administration, which has worked to advance Uyghur human rights on both the national and international scenes.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 06 NOVEMBER 2020

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Digital Parliamentarian Breakfast
On November 4th, German MPs and representatives for human rights and humanitarian aid, Margarete Bause (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Frank Schwabe (SPD), hosted a digital Parliamentarian Breakfast hearing entitled “Crime against humanity unfolding before the eyes of the world  – conversation with witnesses from the detention center in Xinjiang”. Uyghur Camp witnesses, Sayragul Sauytbay and Qelbinur Sidik talked about their experiences in the CCP’s internment camps, where 1.8 to 3 Million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Uzbeks and others are subjected to psychological and physical abuse. They also gave evidence on the psychological suffering of the hundreds of thousands of children whose parents are detained. Furthermore, they shared their personal stories about how the Chinese government seeks to decimate the Uyghur population through forced sterilization and birth control measurements.  

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