Xinjiang Authorities Relocate Camp Detainees to Restricted-Access ‘Residential Area’

RFA, 4 August 2020

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Authorities in Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) prefecture in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have established a special, restricted-access “residential area” to relocate Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities released from internment camps, according to local officials.

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Women in Xinjiang shine a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

CNN, 31 July 2020

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(CNN)Zumrat Dawut said she was forcibly sterilized by the Chinese government for having one too many children.

A former resident of Urumqi, the capital of China’s western Xinjiang region, the 38-year-old Uyghur woman said she was fined 18,400 yuan ($2,600) in 2018 for having three children, one more than she was allowed to under Chinese rule.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on International Olympic Committee to Reconsider China’s Hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics

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

 The WUC calls on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reconsider allowing China to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and to urgently address concerns raised by the WUC and other parties, given that the Chinese government is actively committing genocide, crimes against humanity, torture and other atrocities against Uyghurs. This decision is in contravention of the values and principles articulated in the Olympic Charter and to the spirit of the Olympics games. 

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Concentration camps and forced labor: China’s repression of the Uighurs, explained

The Vox, 28 July 2020

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Jewher Ilham has not heard from her father since 2017.

Her dad, Ilham Tohti, is an economics professor and prominent Uighur intellectual in Xinjiang, China. He ran a website, UighurOnline, that focused on issues pertaining to the Muslim ethnic minority group.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Mourns the Victims of the Yarkand Massacre on the 6th Anniversary

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

On the sixth anniversary of the Yarkand massacre, the World Uyghur Congress remembers all those who were killed by Chinese authorities. It has been six years since Chinese security forces violently suppressed a large peaceful protest in Yarkand, leading to the deaths of many innocent Uyghurs. Since then, we have witnessed an escalation in discriminatory state policies that have led to the an estimated one million Uyghurs arbitrarily detained in political indoctrination camps, mass sterilization, forced labour and genocide.

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World Uyghur Congress, 10 July 2020


UK Banned Huawei from its 5G Network
This week the British government decided that telecom networks are not allowed to buy new Huawei 5G equipment and all Huawei gear should be stripped out of the mobile networks by 2027. Moreover, BT’s Openreach and other broadband infrastructure providers should stop the use of Huawei products. 

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Uighurs reflect on 2009 violence that set off Chinese crackdown

Washington Post, 11 July 2020

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It was 11 years ago that Gulruy Asqer began praying for a chance to escape China.

Asqer, a Uighur poet now living in Memphis, was back then living in Urumqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang region of China that is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

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