Uyghur imams targeted in China’s Xinjiang crackdown

BBC. 13 May 2021

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China has imprisoned or detained at least 630 imams and other Muslim religious figures since 2014 in its crackdown in the Xinjiang region, according to new research by a Uyghur rights group.

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Press Release – For immediate release
19 May 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is releasing its 2020 annual report on the human rights situation in East Turkistan covering the events of 2020.

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Staged Eid Celebrations Whitewash China’s Abusive Policies in Xinjiang: Uyghur Rights Advocate

RFA. 13 May 2021

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China’s portrayal of residents of its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) enjoying religious freedom with public celebrations of the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan marks an effort to whitewash its harsh rights record in the region, the head of a Uyghur advocacy group said Thursday.

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AP Exclusive: Full-blown boycott pushed for Beijing Olympics

AP News. 17 May 2021

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Groups alleging human-rights abuses against minorities in China are calling for a full-blown boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a move likely to ratchet up pressure on the International Olympic Committee, athletes, sponsors and sports federations.

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Opinion: China’s repression of Uyghurs is not only cultural, but also physical, a new report shows

The Washington Post. 16 May 2021

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AFTER THE Holocaust, the U.N. General Assembly, meeting in Paris on Dec. 9, 1948, approved the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. It defined genocide as, among other things, “imposing measures intended to prevent births” within a population and said genocide is a crime under international law, whether in peace or war, to be prevented and punished. The promise was “never again.”

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Only an international effort can put an end to China’s crimes in Xinjiang

The Guardian. 16 May 2021

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China’s president, Xi Jinping, declared back in 2014 in a series of speeches delivered in private to officials that he intended to crack down harshly in Xinjiang, the north-western region of China where about 13 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims make up half the population. The reality of that “strike hard against violent extremism” campaign, which followed decades of repressive policies, is now clear: Chinese authorities are committing crimes against humanity.

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China Solar Giant to Hire Auditor as Xinjiang Scrutiny Grows

Bloomberg. 11 May 2021

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Daqo New Energy Corp., a key supplier to the solar industry, has shortlisted three global auditors to assess its operations amid international allegations over the use of forced labor in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang.
Daqo New Energy has shortlisted global firms to vet operations
U.S., others accuse China of oppressing Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

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U.S., UK, Germany clash with China at U.N. over Xinjiang

Reuters. 12 May 2021

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The United States, Germany and Britain clashed with China at the United Nations on Wednesday over the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, angering Beijing by hosting a virtual event that China had lobbied U.N. member states to stay away from.

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