Indonesia’s Silence over Xinjiang

New Naratif, 31 January 2020


Below is an article published by New Naratif, Photo Azamat Imanaliev

Maya Wang, Andreas Harsono If human rights violations of this scope and scale were taking place in Europe or the United States, one would expect Muslim-majority countries, including Indonesia, to have erupted in protest. But so far, there has been little to no response. Why? Because these abuses are taking place in China. 

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UK minister met surveillance firm accused of enabling Uighur abuses

The Guardian, 29 January 2020

Below is an article published by The Guardian, Photo Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

Kat Hall and David Pegg A government trade minister held a one-on-one meeting with a facial recognition firm accused of enabling the Chinese government’s campaign of persecution against Uighur Muslims, the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have established.

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Ninety-Year-Old Uyghur Imam Confirmed Detained in Xinjiang But Condition Unknown

RFA, 22 January 2020

Below is an article published by RFA, Photo AFP

Mehriban The elderly Uyghur imam of a mosque in Atush city has been confirmed detained by authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) for “religious extremism,” according to his U.S.-based niece, who said she has been unable to verify whether he is alive or dead.

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Expert Estimates China Has More Than 1,000 Internment Camps For Xinjiang Uyghurs

RFA, 12 November 2019

By Alim Seytoff & Joshua Lipes – China has built more than 1,000 internment camps for ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), one of the world’s foremost experts on mass incarcerations in the region told RFA.

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US Religious Freedom Envoy Urges Muslim World to Speak up For Incarcerated Uyghurs

Radio Free Asia, 17 October 2019
By Alim Seytoff – U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback on Thursday called on the world and Muslim-majority countries in particular to “get their courage back” and confront China over its internment of some 1.5 million Muslim Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Urges International Community to Join in Imposing Targeted Sanctions and Restrictions

Press Release – For immediate release
10 October 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or 
[email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the first concrete measures by a national government to address ongoing crimes against humanity in East Turkistan after the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State passed a series of sanctions and restrictions on Chinese companies, government entities and individuals.

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Malaysia Slams News Article on China’s Uyghur Camps

RFA, 2 October , 2019

By BenarNews Malaysia expressed “serious displeasure” Wednesday over a foreign news report quoting a diplomat from the country as criticizing internment camps for ethnic Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang region.


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China’s ‘horrific’ treatment of Uyghurs condemned by US and more than 30 countries at UN

By ABC/Reuters, 25 September 2019

By ABC/Reuters The United States and more than 30 countries have condemned what they call China’s “horrific campaign of repression” against its Uyghur Muslims minority in the western region of Xinjiang.

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