On 1st October, the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, a coalition of human rights groups representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and Chinese human rights defenders are launching a Global Day of Action.
Brussels, 28 September 2020 – On 1st October, the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the World Uyghur Congress, the International Campaign for Tibet, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, the Belgian Uyghur Association, Lungta – Actief voor Tibet and the Tibetan Community in Belgium are organizing a demonstration in Brussels in order to call on the EU to take urgent and concrete action to hold China accountable for its serious human rights violations. The joint protest will take place from 13:00-14:00 on Petite Rue de la Loi near Schuman roundabout.
New Study Finds China has Built 380 Internment Camps in East Turkistan since 2017
On September 24th, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) released The Xinjiang Data Project, an online database bringing together rigorous, empirical research on the human rights situation for Uyghurs and other groups in East Turkistan. It focuses on a core set of topics including mass internment camps, surveillance and emerging technologies, forced labour and supply chains, the ‘re-education’ campaign, deliberate cultural destruction and other human rights issues.
Below is an article published by Hong Kong Free Press. Photo Studio Incendo
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested on suspicion of taking part in an unauthorised assembly on October 5 last year and violating a mask ban, according to a post from his official Twitter account. It occurred while he was reporting to the Central Police Station at around 1 pm on Thursday.
Below is an article published by The Guardian. Photo ABC News.
China has built nearly 400 internment camps in Xinjiang region, with construction on dozens continuing over the last two years, even as Chinese authorities said their “re-education” system was winding down, an Australian thinktank has found.
The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is organizing a three-day long photo protest at the Broken Chair Square, in front of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva (1202 Geneva, Switzerland), from 22 September to September 24, 2020. This event is taking place during the second week of the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, where world’s leaders and high-level officials will be present for the occasion.
Chinese officials have officially acknowledged birth rates in Xinjiang dropped by almost a third in 2018, compared to the previous year, in a letter to CNN in which they also denied reports of forced sterilization and genocide by authorities in the far western region.