Uyghur Police Commissar Said Detained Since June 2018

Radio Free Asia, 20 August 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – A senior police official in Aksu Prefecture of Akso (Akesu, in Chinese) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) has been in detention since June 2018, a Uyghur exile source familiar with his case told RFA.

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Australian Uyghur Gets Surprise Phone Chat With Incarcerated Mother

Radio Free Asia, 19 August 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – An Australian citizen of Uyghur ethnicity whose wife and mother are being detained in internment camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) had a surprise telephone chat with his mother this month when he called his grandparents to extend Eid holiday greetings.

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Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detentions

The Guardian, 20 August 2019

By Kate Lyons- Uighurs are sending out messages on social media video app Tiktok showing family members who have gone missing, in their latest attempt to raise awareness about the estimated 1 million Uighurs who have been detained in camps that have sprung up across China’s Xinjiang region.

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Egypt aided Chinese officials to detain and ‘interrogate’ Uighur students

Middle East Eye, 18 August 2019

By Areeb Ullah – Egyptian police aided Chinese officials to detain and interrogate Uighur students during a 2017 crackdown against members of the Muslim minority in Cairo.

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World Uyghur Congress, 16 August 2019

Uyghur Congress Delegation Briefed U.S. State Department 

Ömer Kanat, WUC Executive Committee Chairman, Rushan Abbas, Campaign for Uyghurs Director, and medical scientist Dr. Rishat Abbas briefed the U.S. State Department on behalf of the World Uyghur Congress on issues of atrocity prevention, cultural genocide, restrictions on religious freedom and other human rights violations.

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This Uighur Journalist Is Bravely Fighting a Homegrown Cultural Genocide

Zora, 15 August 2019

By Jennifer Chowdhury – In November 2017, 23-year-old Amanet Khan (name changed for safety reasons), a Chinese graduate student studying in New York City, knew something was wrong when her father stopped responding to her texts on WeChat, a popular messaging app in China. Gradually, even her mother’s texts slowed down to one-word responses.

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Uighur man held after leaking letters from Xinjiang camp inmates, says family

The Guardian, 14 August 2019

By Lily Kuo – A Uighur man who leaked letters from inmates at China’s secretive internment camps in Xinjiang has been detained, according to activists and relatives.

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Muslim women ‘sterilised’ in China detention camps, say former detainees

Independent, 13 August 2019

By Peter Stubley Uighur Muslim women are being sterilised at internment camps for ethnic and religious minorities in China, according to former detainees.

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