China’s Transnational Repression Leaves Uyghurs No Space to Run

The Diplomat. 24 June 2021

Below is an article published by The Diplomat. Photo:Catherine Putz.

Over the last quarter-century, as China’s “peaceful rise” carried the country to new economic and geopolitical heights, Beijing was engaged in an ever-expanding campaign of transnational repression. From neighboring Pakistan and the states of Central Asia, to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, to Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar, China has seen through the detention and, at times, deportation of Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities fleeing Beijing’s grasp.

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China is buying Muslim leaders’ silence on the Uyghurs

Vox News. 23 June 2021

Below is an artcile published by Vox News. Photo:Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images.

As the world increasingly speaks out against China’s genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, the quietest voices continue to belong to the leaders of Muslim-majority countries.

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Weekly Brief: 18 June

NEWS

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: THE WUC APPLAUDS JOINT MOTION IN BELGIAN PARLIAMENT RECOGNIZING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND SERIOUS RISK OF GENOCIDE

Press Release – For Immediate Release
15 June 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
www.uyghurcongress.org
+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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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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Press Release: Dozens of Activists in Exile Call for Immediate Suspension of Extradition Treaties between European Member States and Mainland China

Press Release – For immediate release
20 May 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

55 activists in exile – with the support of Safeguard Defenders, Hong Kong Watch and the World Uyghur Congress – have called for “urgent coordinated action to suspend all Bilateral Extradition Agreements between EU Member States and the People’s Republic of China.”

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC LAUNCHES 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT

Press Release – For immediate release
19 May 2021
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is releasing its 2020 annual report on the human rights situation in East Turkistan covering the events of 2020.

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