Xinjiang: Why Muslim-Majority Countries Are Silent

The Organization for World Peace, 30 August 2020

Below is an article published by the Organization for World Peace.

For decades, the Uyghur people in the Chinese region of Xinjiang have been oppressed by their own state. This oppression has intensified since 2014, and more recent activities threaten the whole culture. Muslim-majority countries turn a blind eye, and the world has been primarily focused on their own issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in the Uyghur population “suffering in silence.”

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Brother, Sister of Turkey-Based Uyghur Academic Reported Ill in Prison in Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 01 September 2020

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The brother and sister of a Uyghur academic living in exile are in poor health in prison in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) after being jailed for sending gifts to the scholar, a 30-year resident and citizen of Turkey.

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‘They kill us here’: Survivor of Uyghur concentration camps recounts torture

The Pitt News, 02 September 2020.

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Mihrigul Tursun tearfully recalled on Tuesday the torture she suffered in the Uyghur Muslim concentration camps in Xinjiang, China.

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Russian Academics Call in Open Letter for Release of Uyghur Professor

Radio Free Asia, 01 September 2020

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Dozens of eminent Russian scholars in the field of medicine have called on China in an open letter to free a well-known Uyghur professor from prison, where he has been confined on suspicion of separatist activities, RFA has learned.

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In China’s Xinjiang, forced medication accompanies lockdown

Associated Press News, 01 September 2020

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When police arrested the middle-aged Uighur woman at the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, she was crammed into a cell with dozens of other women in a detention center.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, 28 AUGUST 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 28 August 2020

NEWS

The Guardian Examines How China Uses Press Trips to Deny Genocide of Uyghurs
On August 23, The Guardian published an article which highlighted how, since 2015, the Chinese government has invited at least 80 journalists from non-English-speaking countries to participate in its so-called “Silk Road Celebrity China Tour”. These tours are part of a concentrated effort by China to convince journalists – mainly from Islamic countries – into believing that widespread claims of the genocide against Uyghurs in East Turkestan are false. This Chinese outreach program is yet another example of how China blatantly seeks to deny its human rights abuses in East Turkestan, while simultaneously trying to expand its influence abroad.  It is worth noting that the Chinese government still will not allow journalists, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, or an independent investigation from the UN to visit the region.

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Former Camp Detainees Serving ‘Deferred’ Jail Sentences in Xinjiang’s Korla City

Radio Free Asia, 25 August 2020

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A number of former Uyghur internment camp detainees in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are now serving ‘deferred’ jail sentences, likely due to overcrowding in the region’s prison system, according to sources.

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