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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China’s Software Stalked Uighurs Earlier and More Widely, Researchers Learn

The New York Times, 1 July 2020

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Before the Chinese police hung high-powered surveillance cameras and locked up ethnic minorities by the hundreds of thousands in China’s western region of Xinjiang, China’s hackers went to work building malware, researchers say.

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A totalitarian surveillance city in China should be a warning to us all

Washington Post, 22 June 2020

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Bill Drexel was a 2018-2019 Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he researched Chinese state surveillance.

Large red X’s smeared across the doors of each home. Transformers ripped from their sockets. A lone child’s tricycle, abandoned in the street.

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China accused of intimidating Uighur refugees in Europe

euobserver, 22 June 2020

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China denies it, but Uighur exiles who fled to EU states say they are still being terrorised by threatening phone-calls, SMS-es, and other forms of what some security services have dubbed “refugee-espionage”.

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One-Year Anniversary of the Anti-Extradition Law Protests in Hong Kong: Speech by Rahima Mahmud

 

 

On June 13, Rahima Mahmud, artist and WUC London office representative, spoke at an online rally organized by Democracy by Hong Kong and Stand with Hong Kong in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the anti-extradition law protests.

Please find Ms Mahmuds speech below: 

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 5 June 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 29 May 2020

NEWS

WUC Commemorates 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre   
To commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, the WUC called for solidarity between all groups facing oppression from the CCP and to recapture the hope and optimism of the democracy protesters in 1989.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 29 MAY 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 29 May 2020

NEWS

Passing of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives
The WUC applauds the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 (S.3744) with an overwhelming majority in the House of Representatives. The Act was passed by the Senate earlier this month and the passage in the House is one step closer to the signature into law by the President of the United States. 

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