Uyghur High School Teacher Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp

RFA, 27 March 2020

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A Uyghur high school chemistry teacher is being detained in an internment camp in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), official sources have confirmed.

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‘He’s in a Prison in Urumqi’: Wife of Jailed Uyghur Medicine Wholesaler

RFA, 25 March 2020

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Jilil KashgaryElnur Sidiq, a Uyghur mother of four who lives in exile in Turkey, last heard from her husband Muhemmet Imin Abdulla in March of 2017 before he disappeared back home in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). She learned from sources in the region the following year that Abdulla, the head of traditional medicine wholesaler Xinjiang Tangnuri Co., was detained in an internment camp beginning in October 2017 and sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2018. While Sidiq is certain her husband is being held in a jail in the XUAR capital Urumqi, she doesn’t know which one, and has no information about his legal status or well-being.

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WHY ARBITRARY, SECRETIVE DETENTION OF OVER A MILLION CHINESE MUSLIMS IS LIKELY TO WORSEN CORONAVIRUS SCARE | OPINION

Newsweek, 07 February 2020

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Sophie Richardson – People inside and outside China have already offered up scathing criticism of Chinese health authorities for their slow and secretive response to the coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has now identified as a global health emergency.

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Your favorite Nikes might be made from forced labor. Here’s why.

The Washington Post, 17 March 2020

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Vicky Xiuzhong Xu and James Leibold – Vicky Xiuzhong Xu is an analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. James Leibold is a nonresident senior fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and head of the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University.

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‘Somewhere Like Home’: Uighur Kids Find A Haven At Boarding School In Turkey

nrp, 15 March 2020

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Johanna Kakissis – Ten-year-old Nurzat climbs out of his bunk bed, tiptoes across the room that he shares with three other boys and opens his locker. It holds his most prized possession: a framed photograph of his father.

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‘I Thought It Would Be Safe’: Uighurs In Turkey Now Fear China’s Long Arm

npr, 13 March 2020

 

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Joanna Kakissis – All Things Considered, · Abdurehim Imin Parach often looks over his shoulder when he walks around Istanbul. He worries that he is being followed, just as he was last year when two Turkish plainclothes policemen escorted him out of a restaurant in the city and told him he was under arrest.

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US lawmakers seek to ban imports from Xinjiang, China over forced labour

HKFP, 12 March 2020

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HKFP – US lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a ban on most imports from China’s Xinjiang region, charging that goods produced by Uighur forced labourers were easily making their way into the United States.

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‘If They Hadn’t Tortured My Husband, He Wouldn’t Have Fallen Into a Coma’

RFA, 30.01.2020

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Munawwar Ablimit is a Uyghur mother of two from the prefecture-level city of Karamay (in Chinese, Kelemayi) in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). In 2017, her husband Polat Ibrahim was sent to an internment camp, where authorities have detained as many as 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas beginning that year. In February of 2017, Ibrahim fell into a coma, was sent by camp authorities for 20 days of medical treatment and then released to his home, where he died 10 days later.

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