China Detains Hui Muslim Poet Who Spoke Out Against Xinjiang Camps

RFA, 27 January 2020

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Ng Yik-tung and Sing Man Authorities in the eastern province of Shandong have detained a Hui Muslim poet and author after he tweeted about the incarceration, surveillance and persecution of Chinese Muslims, both in Xinjiang and across China, RFA has learned.

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China’s Actions in Xinjiang May Amount to ‘Crimes Against Humanity,’ Says US Rights Report

Radio Free Asia, 08 January 2020

Joshua Lipes China’s system of extrajudicial internment camps for Uyghurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) last year may meet the definition of “crimes against humanity,” a U.S. congressional advisory panel said in its annual report, released Wednesday, as lawmakers expressed hope that legislation to hold Beijing accountable for human rights violations will soon become law.


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‘The Holocaust Did Not Take Place in One Day’

Spiegel, 3 January 2020

Markus BeckerJewher Ilham, 25, is the daughter of Chinese economics professor Ilham Tohti, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for his advocacy of the rights of China’s Uighur minority.

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Rubio: Don’t give China a pass on human rights

Politico, 5 January 2020

Politico Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he hopes the signing of a U.S.-China trade deal will not prevent the United States from criticizing China on its human rights abuses.

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PRESS RELEASE: Festival of Uyghur Culture and Democracy: A Celebration of the East Turkistan Republics

Press Release – For immediate release
November 4, 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On November 9, 2019, the World Uyghur Congress in cooperation with the East Turkistan Union in Europe, the Uyghur Mothers in Germany, the Uyghur Women Association Arzu and the Ilham Tohti Initiative will hold a cultural event at Max-Joseph-Platz from 13:00-17:00 in Munich, Germany to commemorate the founding of the two East Turkistan Republics in 1933 and 1944. The event is open to the general public and is supported by the Migrationsbeirat and the Kulturreferat of the city of Munich.

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PRESS RELEASE: 70 Years of the People’s Republic of China, 70 Years of Repression

Press Release – For immediate release
30 September 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On October 1st, China will mark 70 years since its founding with a triumphant celebration of its ostensible progress, while at the same time implementing policies in the Uyghur region not seen since the Cultural Revolution. The international community must look closely to separate the rhetoric from the reality on the ground in 2019.

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‘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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