Block China’s seat on human rights council over Uighurs, urges Lisa Nandy

The Guardian, 10 October 2020

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Britain must oppose giving China a seat on the UN’s human rights body this week in protest at its abuse of Uighur Muslims, Lisa Nandy, the shadow foreign secretary has warned.

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Uyghur poet vowed to hold Beijing accountable after learning about her father’s death through the UN

Medium, 11 October 2020

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In September, Uyghur poet Fatimah Abdulghafur received an information information from the United Nations’ Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID), informing her that her father, Abdulghafur Hapiz, a retired driver and entrepreneur in Xinjiang, died in November 2018. Having lost contact with her father since April 2016, Abdulghafur believed that her father may have died in one of the many internment camps in Xinjiang, where he was believed to have been detained since March 2017.

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The Xinjiang Data Police

Noema Magazine, 08 October 2020

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Preparing For War

Baimurat saw the advertisement for the new job sometime around December 2016. He had come back to China from Kazakhstan a few years before in order to find better medical care for his second child. But despite his college degree from a Chinese university, he had not been able to find steady work. Like more than 80% of Kazakh and Uighur college graduates, he was chronically underemployed.

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Huawei: MPs claim ‘clear evidence of collusion’ with Chinese Communist Party

BBC, 08 October 2020

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There is “clear evidence of collusion” between Huawei and the “Chinese Communist Party apparatus”, a parliamentary inquiry has concluded.

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Students from Xinjiang Subjected to Disproportionate Control

Bitter Winter, 07 October 2020

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Numerous Muslim students from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region go to study in inland China’s schools and universities each year. Some chose to do it themselves, while others are selected within state-sponsored programs. The government either covers their tuition and other expenses or gives preferential treatment during the admission process. Presented as an aid to “backward minorities,” the support to Xinjiang youth, in reality, is part of the regime’s plan to sinicize them.

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#VoteNoChina: 70 Uyghur organizations call on governments to vote against China’s election to UN human rights body

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

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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), along with 68 Uyghur organizations from 18 countries, we call on UN Member States to vote against China’s renewed membership on the Human Rights Council, given its ongoing and systematic human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs.

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Western Allies Rebuke China at UN Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong

Bloomberg, 06 October 2020

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A group of 39 countries including Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. stepped up criticism of China’s human rights record, denouncing Beijing at the United Nations for its treatment of ethnic minorities and for curtailing freedoms in Hong Kong.

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Raab says UK boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics possible over Uighur abuses

The Guardian, 06 October 2020

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Britain may not be able to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 if evidence mounts of the abuse of Uighur Muslims in China, the foreign secretary Dominic Raab has said.

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