Joint Statement: Rights Groups Unite in Brussels on International Olympic Day. Pressure Mounts to Boycott Beijing 2022 – ‘The Genocide Games’

Governments, Olympic Committees and Sponsors All Targeted to Ditch Support for Beijing 2022; China’s Uyghur Genocide Cited as a ‘Red Line’

[23 June 2021] On International Olympic Day [1], the Belgium Uyghur Association, together with other rights groups representing Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, Hongkonger, Taiwanese, and Chinese people, held a protest at the Schuman Roundabout in Brussels, Belgium, calling upon the European Union to take a firm stance against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in light of the Chinese Government’s severe human rights atrocities.

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China fails to meet promises on missing Xinjiang children

BBC. 22 June 2021

Below is an artilce published by BBC. Photo:AFP.

Over the past two years, the Chinese authorities have repeatedly promised to help trace any children reported to be missing in Xinjiang, to prove that they haven’t been forcibly separated from their parents. Those promises have not been met, reports John Sudworth.

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Weekly Brief: 18 June


German Parliament Adopts “Supply Chain Diligence Act
On June 11th, the German Bundestag adopted the “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act”. It includes a number of points that have the potential to contribute to greater human rights and environmental due diligence by companies in their value chains. The Supply Chain Act initiates an urgently needed paradigm shift in Germany, unfolds a preventive effect, and creates strong regulatory oversight and enforcement. 

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Press Release – For Immediate Release
15 June 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

NL & FR Below

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) welcomes the nearly unanimous passing of a joint motion in the External Affairs Commission of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives today, that recognizes crimes against humanity and a “serious risk of genocide” being perpetrated against the Uyghurs. The Belgian parliament thereby becomes the sixth  parliament in the world, after the Canadian, Dutch, British, Lithuanian, and Czech parliaments, that recognizes a (serious risk of) the Uyghur genocide. The joint motion will now move to the plenary session on July 1st, where all parties will reconfirm the text.

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Beijing accused of using hostage policy against overseas Uyghur activists after Uyghur woman died in detention in Xinjiang

William Wang. 13 June 2021

Below is an article published by William Wang. Photo:AFP.

Over the last few weeks, several family members of overseas Uyghur activists have been given heavy sentences or have died in re-education camps in Xinjiang. While acknowledging the fact that their family members will have to suffer from their activism, these overseas activists said they have the moral obligation to keep speaking out for the Uyghurs.

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The Uyghur Tribunal Holds its First Set of Hearings
From June 4 to 7, the Uyghur Tribunal held its first set of four-day hearings, during which dozens of fact and expert witnesses testified about their experiences of, and research findings on, the Uyghur crisis. Over the course of these four days, the Uyghur Tribunal’s expert panel heard various camp survivors, who described systematic rape and other forms of gender-based violence, torture, killings, and other forms of severe maltreatment.

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Uyghurs are being deported from Muslim countries, raising concerns about China’s growing reach

CNN. 8 June 2021

Below is an article published by CNN. Photo:AFP.

Amannisa Abdullah and her husband, Ahmad Talip, were on their way to shop for baby clothes in Dubai, when the message that changed both their lives came through. Ahmad read it and announced an abrupt change of plan: He had to report to a police station immediately. 

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