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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Uyghur Businessman Remains Jailed Eight Months After ‘Terrorism’ Conviction Reversed on Appeal

Radio Free Asia, 17 September 2019

By Mamatjan Juma and Sada –  One of the wealthiest Uyghur businessmen in Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) city, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), remains jailed in poor health more than eight months after his conviction on charges of “terrorism” was overturned on appeal, according to court documents.

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Australian Uyghur Gets Surprise Phone Chat With Incarcerated Mother

Radio Free Asia, 19 August 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – An Australian citizen of Uyghur ethnicity whose wife and mother are being detained in internment camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) had a surprise telephone chat with his mother this month when he called his grandparents to extend Eid holiday greetings.

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Weekly Brief August 16

World Uyghur Congress, 16 August 2019

Uyghur Congress Delegation Briefed U.S. State Department 

Ömer Kanat, WUC Executive Committee Chairman, Rushan Abbas, Campaign for Uyghurs Director, and medical scientist Dr. Rishat Abbas briefed the U.S. State Department on behalf of the World Uyghur Congress on issues of atrocity prevention, cultural genocide, restrictions on religious freedom and other human rights violations.

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