China committed genocide against Uyghurs, independent tribunal rules

BBC. 10 December 2021

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China has committed genocide against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, an unofficial UK-based tribunal has found.

The Uyghur Tribunal cited birth control and sterilisation measures allegedly carried out by the state against the Uyghurs as the primary reason for reaching its conclusion on Thursday.

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Chinese company transfers thousands of Uyghurs from Xinjiang to Nanjing

RFA. 13 November 2021

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A Chinese job-placement company transferred more than 3,000 Uyghur workers, including girls as young as 16, from the Xinjiang region to factories in other parts of China this year and plans to send thousands more in early 2022, an RFA investigation has shown.

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‘Utterly Shameful’: Uyghurs’ Frustration Grows Over Lack Of International Action Against China

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty. 15 November 2021

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Four years after Beijing launched a brutal crackdown that swept more than 1 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities in detention camps and prisons in its western Xinjiang Province, members of the Uyghur diaspora and activists are frustrated over a lack of international recognition for alleged atrocities committed by the Chinese government.

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Weekly Brief: 22 October 2021


Tibetan and Uyghur Activists Take Stand in Athens against Beijing 2022
On October 19th, just hours before the Olympic Torch handover at the Acropolis, rights groups – International Tibet Network, World Uyghur Congress, and Students for a Free Tibet – held an in-person and live-streamed press conference in Athens, Greece. 

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Report documents extensive grassroots policing of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

RFA. 20 October 2021

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Scores of Chinese government bodies are engaged in an elaborate whole-of-government campaign of repression targeting Muslim Uyghurs in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region, according to report published this week by an Australian think tank.

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China Is Forcing Fashion to Mute Itself Over Dirty Cotton

Bloomberg. 15 October 2021

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When a fashion industry sustainability group called out China over its treatment of Uyghur Muslims, the idea was to nudge Beijing toward human-rights reforms while cleaning up a troubled corner of the $60 billion global cotton business. Western brands have learned the hard way that things don’t work that way in China.

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How “Terror Capitalism” Links Uyghur Oppression to the Global Economy

The Nation. 12 October 2021

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Where is your ID!” the police contractor yelled at me in Uyghur. I looked up in surprise. I had been avoiding eye contact, trying to attract as little attention as possible. In April 2018, in the tourist areas of Kashgar—where there were checkpoints every 200 yards—contractors usually recognized a bespectacled white person as a foreigner. But over the years that I had lived and worked as an anthropologist in Xinjiang, a region in Northwest China, I had often been mistaken for a Uyghur.

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Jailed Uyghur Denied Scheduled Release, Served ‘Golden Years’ in Chinese Custody

RFA. 13 October 2021

Below is an article published by RFA. Photo:Photo courtesy of Arkin’s Iminjan’s former classmate.

A Uyghur who served 15 years in prison on unknown charges in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region was not released when his sentence ended in June, and his family has no knowledge of his whereabouts, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

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