Internment Camps in Xinjiang’s Aksu Separated by Crematorium

Radio Free Asia, 13 November 2020

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Two internment camps recently identified by satellite imagery in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) appear to be separated by a cemetery and crematorium, raising fears that authorities are working to cover up deaths in the facilities.

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China Muslims: Volkswagen says ‘no forced labour’ at Xinjiang plant

BBC News, 12 November 2020

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Volkswagen has defended its decision to continue operating a car plant in Xinjiang, a Chinese region mired in allegations of large-scale human rights abuses by the state.

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East Turkistan National Day
On November 12, the World Uyghur Congress celebrated the East Turkistan National Day together with the Uyghur community. This is an important day, as it refers to the creation of the two independent Republics in 1933 and 1944, which stand as a symbol of the spirit of the Uyghur people and our longing for freedom and democracy. Since the Chinese occupation of East Turkistan in 1949, the human rights situation has worsened dramatically and culminated in the genocide which is happening today.

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Press Release– For immediate release
9 November 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

While thanking the Trump Administration’s firm policy response to the atrocities in East Turkistan, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) congratulates Joe Biden for winning the Presidential Elections of the United States of America (U.S.). The WUC recognizes the importance of free and democratic elections, particularly given the fact that Uyghurs are denied political and socio-economic rights in their home country. The WUC appreciates President-elect Biden recognizing CCP crimes against Uyghurs as genocide early on and publicly speaking out during his presidential campaign against the collective punishment against the Uyghur people. WUC hopes that the new Administration will make the Uyghur genocide a priority in its agenda, and will continue to build on the work of the previous administration, which has worked to advance Uyghur human rights on both the national and international scenes.

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Digital Parliamentarian Breakfast
On November 4th, German MPs and representatives for human rights and humanitarian aid, Margarete Bause (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Frank Schwabe (SPD), hosted a digital Parliamentarian Breakfast hearing entitled “Crime against humanity unfolding before the eyes of the world  – conversation with witnesses from the detention center in Xinjiang”. Uyghur Camp witnesses, Sayragul Sauytbay and Qelbinur Sidik talked about their experiences in the CCP’s internment camps, where 1.8 to 3 Million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Uzbeks and others are subjected to psychological and physical abuse. They also gave evidence on the psychological suffering of the hundreds of thousands of children whose parents are detained. Furthermore, they shared their personal stories about how the Chinese government seeks to decimate the Uyghur population through forced sterilization and birth control measurements.  

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UK to big brands: do more to avoid forced labour in China’s Xinjiang

Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 05 November 2020

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British lawmakers on Thursday urged big brands – from Gap to Zara – to ensure high-street fashion was not made from cotton picked by Muslims held in camps in China’s Xinjiang region.

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Press Release: UK Parliament Calls Leading Apparel Brands to Testify on their Potential Complicity in Forced Uyghur Labour

Press Release – For immediate release
4 November 2020
Contact: Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour

or [email protected]

Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour31 human and labour rights orgs submit group testimony, calling for action to compel brands to exit the region.

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