‘Think of your family’: China threatens European citizens over Xinjiang protests

The Guardian, 17 October 2019

By Benjamin Haas – Uighurs living in Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, and France have complained of intimidation by Beijing.

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Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize awarded to Ilham Tohti

DW, 30 September 2019

DW – The Council of Europe has awarded its prestigious annual human rights award to imprisoned Uighur activist Ilham Tohti. It has also jointly honored the Balkan-based Youth Initiative for Human Rights.

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NGOs: Alarming trend of intimidation and reprisals on UN premises must be addressed urgently

World Uyghur Congress, 17 September 2019

On August 23, 2019, 23 NGOs wrote to the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (ASG), the President of the Human Rights Council (HRC), and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, to raise concerns over an alarming pattern of intimidation and reprisals faced by members of civil society during sessions of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies.

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China ban on some textbooks seen as aimed at Uighur culture

Associated Press, 27 August 2019

By Dake Kang – For 15 years, Yalqun Rozi skillfully navigated state bureaucracies to publish textbooks that taught classic poems and folk tales to millions of his fellow minority Uighurs in China’s far western region of Xinjiang.

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Retired Uyghur Finance Bureaucrat, 75, ‘Graduates’ from Xinjiang Internment Camp

Radio Free Asia, 2 August 2019

By  Shohret Hoshur – A 75-year-old Uyghur retiree from a township financial management office in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) has ‘graduated’ after 13 months in an internm

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WUC Deeply Saddened by Death of Prominent Uyghur Writer

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

The WUC is deeply saddened by the death of Nurmuhemmet Tohti, a prominent Uyghur writer, who reportedly died shortly after detention in an internment camp in East Turkistan. He was detained from November 2018 to March of this year and was said to have been deprived of medical treatment for diabetes and heart disease, which led to his death at 70 years old.

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Hui Muslims Afraid of Becoming as Suppressed as Uyghurs

Bitter Winter, 13 June 2019

By Cai Congxin – Though hailed as the “good Muslims of China” for years, the Hui ethnic minority is witnessing the increasing suppression by the authorities throughout the country. The old narrative distinguishing between Uyghurs and Muslins outside Xinjiang is being gradually abandoned, the new policy seems to be targeted at all MuslimsBitter Wintervisited some provinces with high Hui populations to investigate the situation.

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Press Release: WUC Commemorates Tiananmen Square Democracy Protesters on the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

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

Today marks the 30thanniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, where thousands of Chinese protestors were brutally suppressed for holding demonstrations calling for democracy and for their basic human rights to be respected. Students, teachers, activists and civilians were among those killed with estimates ranging from hundreds to ten thousand merely for exercising their right to freedom of assembly and calling for democracy.

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