China’s Barbarity Toward Uyghur Families Should Shock Our Consciousness and Spur Action

The Diplomat, 22 October 2020

Below is an article published by The Diplomat. Photo AP/Markus Schreiber

“You don’t know how he died; you don’t know when he died. And you can’t even kiss him for one last time.”

These are the words of Uyghur poet Fatimah Abdulghafur. Fatimah lives in Australia. In September 2020 she learned of the death of her father Ghopur Hapiz, almost two years after he had passed. Her father was most likely detained in an internment camp in March 2017; however, Fatimah is unsure of the exact details. She last spoke to her father in April 2016. Since then and until September, the Chinese government had not revealed any details about his whereabouts or condition; not when he was interned, not when he probably received a 10-year prison sentence for his travel overseas, and not even when he died.

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Press Release: The WUC Calls for Support on Uyghur Tribunal Crowdfunding Campaign

Press Release – For immediate release
22 October 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress welcomes the newly launched crowdfunding campaign of the Uyghur Tribunal and calls for readers to consider supporting the Uyghur Tribunal.

Serious accusations have emerged of a multiplicity of potential crimes being perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) including murder, enslavement, wrongful imprisonment, torture, rape, and other sexual violence, enforced sterilisation, forced labour, and modern slavery, enforced disappearance, separation of children from their parents, forced marriage and other crimes including forced organ harvesting.

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BCI to Cease all Field-Level Activities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China

WWD, 21 October 2020

Below is an article published by WWD.

Fashion is moving further away from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. 

The sustainability-minded Better Cotton Initiative said it is ceasing all its field-level activities in the Western province of China, where the Uyghur Muslim minority group is subject to what is broadly described as the largest internment of an ethnic minority since 1945.

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Parliamentary committee calls China’s mistreatment of Uyghurs ‘genocide,’ urges Ottawa to sanction Beijing officials

The Globe and Mail, 21 October 2020

Below is an article of The Globe and Mail. Photo NG Han Guan/AP

MPs on a parliamentary committee dominated by the governing Liberal Party say China has committed “genocide” against its Muslim Uyghur minority and has called for Magnitsky-style sanctions against Chinese officials.

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PRESS RELEASE: Canadian Parliamentary Committee Labels Uyghur Crisis a “Genocide”

Press Release – For immediate release
21 October 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

In an important development, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (the Subcommittee) in the Canadian Parliament has designated atrocities by the Chinese government against the Uyghur people in East Turkistan to be a genocide in line with the UN Genocide Convention.

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JOINT STATEMENT: Global Call for Release of 12 Hong Kong Activists and Action from World Governments

Joint statement – For immediate release
21 October 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or  [email protected]

‘Hong Kong 12’ detained for over 60 days after allegedly attempting to escape Hong Kong

We, the undersigned condemn the arrest and detention of the 12 Hongkonger activists who are currently being held in incommunicado detention in mainland China (1), including three who were under 18 years old at the time of their arrest.

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Two Missing Tianjin University Students Confirmed Detained in Xinjiang

Radio Free Asia, 20 October 2020

Below is an article published by Radio Free Asia. Photo Reuters.

Two Uyghur students missing from their university in northeastern China’s port city of Tianjin have been confirmed detained by police in their hometown in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to a school official.

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WUC PRESIDENT SPEAKS AT THE FILM FESTIVAL DIRITTI UMANI LUGANO

WUC President, Dolkun Isa, was invited by the Fondazione Diritti Umani to speak during several events at the Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano in Switzerland from October 16 to 18. Starting on October 14, the Film Festival screened well curated films on diverse human rights topics. The festival brought together renowned artists, human rights activists, high level political and business representatives as well as journalists for engaging discussions on the most compelling human rights issues. 

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