China researchers face abuse, sanctions as Beijing looks to silence critics

The Washington Post. 7 April 2021

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The Internet has become an unbearable place for Vicky Xiuzhong Xu, a 26-year-old analyst based in Australia. Over the past week, she was shocked to see her name trending on Chinese social media, with millions of views and thousands of negative comments.

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U.S. would consider boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over China’s human rights abuses

Los Angeles Times. 6 April 2021

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The United States would consider a boycott of next year’s Olympic Games in China because of Beijing’s repression of minorities and other human rights abuses, the State Department said Tuesday.

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Human rights lawyer: Genocide in Xinjiang is “crystal clear”

Axios. 7 April 2021

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Djaouida Siaci is an international lawyer who focuses on human rights violations, genocide and sexual violence. She spoke to Axios about the international human rights law perspective on the Chinese government’s actions in Xinjiang.

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‘We will not be intimidated.’ Despite China threats, Lithuania moves to recognise Uighur genocide

LRT English. 6 April 2021

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After the historical move by Brussels to impose sanctions on China, Beijing retaliated by targeting four Lithuanian politicians among over a dozen European diplomats and officials. Now, despite direct pressure on Lithuanian MPs, Vilnius is planning to recognise repressions against the Uighurs as genocide.

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China Tries to Counter Xinjiang Backlash With … a Musical?

The New York Times. 5 April 2021

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In one scene, Uyghur women are seen dancing in a rousing Bollywood style face-off with a group of Uyghur men. In another, a Kazakh man serenades a group of friends with a traditional two-stringed lute while sitting in a yurt. 

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Press Release: WUC Strongly Condemns Coerced Statements of Uyghurs

Press Release – For Immediate Release
1 April 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) strongly condemns the Chinese government’s use of hostage diplomacy through forced TV confessions of Uyghurs in East Turkistan. 

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Uyghur Who Appealed Jail Sentence Charged With Additional Crimes

RFA. 31 March 2021

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A Uyghur businessman who appealed his prison sentence has been re-tried and accused of additional “crimes” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) according to sources, while his lawyers received threats from judicial officials demanding they back out of proceedings.

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The cost of speaking up against China

BBC. 31 March 2021

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Qelbinur Sedik was making breakfast when the video call came, and the sight of her sister’s name made her nervous. Many months had passed since the two had spoken. In fact, many months had passed since Sedik had spoken to any of her family in China.

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