Brother of Uyghur Linguist Confirmed Held in Xinjiang Internment Camp For Years

Radio Free Asia, 5 December 2019

Shohret Hoshur – The detained brother of prominent Uyghur scholar and linguist-in-exile Abduweli Ayup has been held at an internment camp near the Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) Airport in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) for “nearly three years,” official sources have confirmed.

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China Must Answer for Cultural Genocide in Court

FP, 03.12.2019

By Azeem Ibrahim – The substantial leaks to the New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists of internal policy documents of the Chinese Communist Party regarding the crackdown on the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s western region of Xinjiang dramatically shift the conversation on this issue.

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Weekly Brief: 29 November

World Uyghur Congress, 29 November 2019

Following Substantive Leaks of Official Documents WUC Urges International Community For Long Overdue Action

Since secret documents were leaked to the New York Times and the ICIJ over the past two weeks, “there is no longer any excuse for silence. The documents show everything very clearly,” WUC President, Dolkun Isa, told Reuters.

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EU calls for international access to Uyghur province

European Views, 27 November 2019

Thomas O. Falk – Following the disclosure of documents on the Chinese re-education camps for the Muslim Uighurs, the EU is now addressing the issue. The new Commission President seeks to talk to Beijing on her first day of work.

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China Cables: Germany under pressure to respond to Beijing’s Uighur internment

DW, 25 November 2019

Austin Davis – Leaked Chinese papers have revealed the largest internment of minorities since World War II. In view of the many German business ties with China, Berlin is under pressure to answer for its most important trading partner.

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Weekly Brief: 22 November

World Uyghur Congress, 22 November 2019

Leak to New York Times Should Be Followed By Action From International Community

A significant leak of Chinese Communist Party documents, including high level speeches and directives, has provided a much clearer picture of the origin and nature of China’s policy of mass internment as well as the motivations of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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‘They Asked Her to Record a Video About How Much Love She Gets’: Debunking China’s Uyghur Propaganda

Byline Times, 19 November 2019

CJ Werleman – CJ Werleman speaks to two Uyghur activists living in the US whose family members were used to deceive the world about China’s treatment of the Muslim minority.

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EU’s proposed ambassadorial visit to Xinjiang seen unlikely to happen

Reuters, 14 November, 2019

Ben Blanchard & Robin Emmott – The European Union is discussing a visit for ambassadors to China’s far western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing has been accused of oppressing ethnic Uighurs, but the trip is unlikely to happen unless certain conditions are met, diplomats said.

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