Uyghur Exile Group Leader Turned Back Trying to Enter Turkey

RFA. 20 September 2021

Below is an article published by RFA. Photo:Reuters.

Dolkun Isa, the president of the Munich-based (WUC) exile group, has been turned away at the airport in the Turkish capital Ankara and flown back to Germany Monday, two weeks after he learned that a travel ban against him had been lifted, he and his lawyer said.

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A ‘Proof of Death’ Video From Xinjiang

The Diplomat. 20 September 2021

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A campaign by the Chinese government to discredit survivors of detention camps who speak out against the regime has taken a macabre turn with the release of a “proof of death” video claiming that the demise of a young Uyghur woman was self-inflicted.

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Uyghur Tribunal Wraps up in London With Eye on December Ruling on Genocide Allegations

RFA. 13 September 2021

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The final round of a tribunal investigating whether China’s treatment of its ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims constitutes genocide ended in London Monday after four days of hearings and testimony provided by nearly 40 witnesses and experts, with a nonbinding verdict expected at the end of the year.

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How 9/11 helped China wage its own false ‘war on terror’

AlJazeera. 8 September 2021

Below is an article published by AlJazeera. Photo:Reuters/Thomas Peter.

Over the past two decades, the crisis in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has drastically worsened. This has much to do with the major expansion after 2001 of repressive measures directed at suppressing dissent among Uighurs, dressed in the rhetoric of anti-terrorism.

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As China woos the Taliban, Uyghurs in Afghanistan fear for their lives

CNN. 5 September 2021

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Tuhan’s family crossed the border from China’s western Xinjiang region to Afghanistan 45 years ago to escape persecution.Now, as the Taliban exerts control over the country, she fears she and other ethnic Uyghurs could be sent back to China by members of the militant group keen to curry favor with Beijing, which has been accused of carrying out a genocide on the Muslim minority.Tuhan, who is using a pseudonym to protect her identity from the Taliban, is caught between a homeland where Uyghurs are facing increasing repression, and an adopted country where they are considered outsiders.What worries them most is that they could be deported to China.

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Uyghurs From Afghanistan Fear Deportation to China

Voice of America, 01 September 2021

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As many as 2,000 ethnic Uyghurs born or living in Afghanistan have been placed in jeopardy by the Taliban takeover, with many fearing they will be deported China to join an estimated 1 million fellow Uyghurs in Xinjiang internment camps.

That estimate came from Afghan Uyghurs who spoke to VOA about their anxieties, especially as they see Taliban and Chinese officials exploring potential avenues for cooperation.

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Afghanistan’s Taliban Regime Consolidates: What It Means for the Uyghurs

Bitter Winter, 30 August 2021

Below is an article published by Bitter Winter. Photo Chinese MFA.

Beijing’s crusade against its largely Muslim minorities, that has seen up to three million innocent people corralled into internment and forced labor over the past four years, co-opted a surprising ally: the Taliban.

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Opinion: A detainee says China has a secret jail in Dubai. China’s repression may be spreading

Washington Post, 22 August 2021

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Many of China’s ethnic Uyghurs clamor to flee the horrors they face in their home country: detainment, torture and “reeducation” in the concentration camps that speckle the western region of Xinjiang. But mounting evidence suggests that even the disfavored minority citizens and persecuted critics who manage to escape China remain within its brutal reach.

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