US Religious Freedom Envoy Urges Muslim World to Speak up For Incarcerated Uyghurs

Radio Free Asia, 17 October 2019
By Alim Seytoff – U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback on Thursday called on the world and Muslim-majority countries in particular to “get their courage back” and confront China over its internment of some 1.5 million Muslim Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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Cotton On and Target Australia stop buying cotton from Xinjiang over human rights concerns

ABC NEWS, 17 October 2019

By Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Michael Walsh, Meredith Griffiths and Echo Hui – Cotton On and Target Australia have stopped sourcing cotton from China’s Xinjiang province due to concerns about mass human rights abuses there by Chinese authorities.

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The Nightmare of Uyghurs Returning to Xinjiang

Bitter Winter, 16 October 2019

By Ye Ling – Coming home is usually a happy occasion. But for Uyghurs who work outside Xinjiang, every visit to the native region may end with detention in an internment camp.

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Uyghur Former Internment Camp Detainee Concerned For Brother Who Posted Video Disputing Her Account

Radio Free Asia, 14 October 2019

By Gulchehra Hoja and Shohret Hoshur – A Uyghur woman whose case was highlighted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concern over her brother’s safety after he published a video rejecting claims that she was detained in an internment camp in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and forcibly sterilized on her release.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Urges International Community to Join in Imposing Targeted Sanctions and Restrictions

Press Release – For immediate release
10 October 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or 
[email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the first concrete measures by a national government to address ongoing crimes against humanity in East Turkistan after the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State passed a series of sanctions and restrictions on Chinese companies, government entities and individuals.

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Uyghur Language School Co-Founder Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp

RFA, 9 October 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – The Uyghur co-founder of a school in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) who was detained in June last year is being held in an internment camp, presumably because the school taught courses in Turkish, according to sources familiar with the case.

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Malaysia Slams News Article on China’s Uyghur Camps

RFA, 2 October , 2019
 

By BenarNews Malaysia expressed “serious displeasure” Wednesday over a foreign news report quoting a diplomat from the country as criticizing internment camps for ethnic Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang region.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: 70 Years of the People’s Republic of China, 70 Years of Repression

Press Release – For immediate release
30 September 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On October 1st, China will mark 70 years since its founding with a triumphant celebration of its ostensible progress, while at the same time implementing policies in the Uyghur region not seen since the Cultural Revolution. The international community must look closely to separate the rhetoric from the reality on the ground in 2019.

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