‘Deeply disturbing’ footage surfaces of blindfolded Uyghurs at train station in Xinjiang

ABC News, 23 September 2019

By Erin Handley – The footage purportedly shows dozens of Uyghur men — their heads freshly shaved —blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs during a mass transfer at a train station in the north-west region of China.

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Pompeo: Reject Beijing’s Demands To Send Ethnic Uyghurs Back To China

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, 22 September 2019

By RFERL – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on all countries to reject Beijing’s demands to repatriate ethnic Uyghurs to China, where they face repression.

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Is It the Beginning of the End of Human Suffering in Xinjiang?

Bitter Winter, 15 September 2019

Marco Respinti – China can’t hide the crimes it commits in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region(that Uyghurs prefer to call East Turkestan) anymore.

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Uyghur Exile Group Slams ‘Groundless’ Claims by China of Ties to Terrorism Ahead of UN Rights Council

Radio Free Asia, 28 August 2019

By Adile Ablet – Claims made by China to U.N. member states that the head of a Uyghur exile group is a “terrorist” wanted for criminal activities are “groundless,” his organization said in a statement, suggesting Beijing is seeking to silence criticism of its repressive policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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China’s Global War on Terrorism

Slate, 27 August 2019

By Colin P. Clarke – Chinese President Xi Jinping listed terrorism—alongside extremism and separatism— as one of “three evils” his country is combating in a June 2017 speech delivered to a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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Lawmakers worry World Bank is funding China’s Uighur Muslim ‘re-education’ camps

Washington Examiner, 26 August 2019

By Joel Gehrke – World Bank officials have issued a loan to China for the very region where Communist authorities have established mass detention camps targeting Uighur Muslims, drawing rebukes from U.S. lawmakers and analysts.

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Weekly Brief August 23

World Uyghur Congress, 23 August 2019

German Parliamentary Committee Cancels China Visit

Even after official interventions by the German Foreign Affairs Office and the Bundestag, China kept refusing entry to the Green Party member of parliament Margarete Bause, who was supposed to participate in a visit of the parliament’s Digital Committee set to leave for China on August 23, 2019. Ms. Bause had been declared persona non grata by the Chinese government after vocally supporting the Uyghur human rights cause.

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‘Taiwan welcomes all Muslims’: What China can learn from its neighbour about treatment of minorities

The New Arab, 20 August 2019

By Austin Bodetti – While China has courted controversy by confining its Muslim minority groups to concentration camps and all but outlawing Islam itself, Taiwan has chosen another path.

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