Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested on suspicion of unauthorised assembly participation

Hong Kong Free Press, 24 September 2020

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested on suspicion of taking part in an unauthorised assembly on October 5 last year and violating a mask ban, according to a post from his official Twitter account. It occurred while he was reporting to the Central Police Station at around 1 pm on Thursday.

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Citing Uighur mistreatment, U.S. restricts imports from China’s Xinjiang region

NBC News, 14 September 2020

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued orders on Monday that will block certain products from the Xinjiang region of China from entering the U.S. due to allegations of forced labor involved in their production.

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Press Release– For immediate release
3 September 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On Thursday the 3rd of September, a people’s tribunal was launched to judge on allegations of mass atrocities crimes committed against Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims in the Uyghur Region of northwest China.

In June of this year Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress requested that Sir Geoffrey Nice QC form a tribunal, the Uyghur Tribunal.

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PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights Cannot be Traded: Germany Must Raise Voice Against the Uyghur Genocide

Press Release – For immediate release
28 August 2020
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
+49 89 5432 1999 or
[email protected]

On the occasion of the Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit to Berlin on September 1st, the World Uyghur Congress is calling on the German government to use the opportunity to publicly raise the Uyghur crisis and hold China accountable for its genocide against Uyghurs.

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Former Camp Detainees Serving ‘Deferred’ Jail Sentences in Xinjiang’s Korla City

Radio Free Asia, 25 August 2020

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A number of former Uyghur internment camp detainees in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are now serving ‘deferred’ jail sentences, likely due to overcrowding in the region’s prison system, according to sources.

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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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World Uyghur Congress, 19 June 2020


Uyghur Human Rights Act Signed Into Law
On June 17, the Uyghur Human Rights Act was signed into law by the U.S. government. This Law marks a vital step for the Uyghur people and efforts to stop the Chinese government’s against humanity in East Turkistan.

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