WEEKLY BRIEF: 3 JULY 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 7 July 2020

NEWS

Advocacy Week in the German Parliament
From July 29 to July 2, the WUC met with members of the German Parliament to brief them on the latest developments, such as the report on forced sterilization and abortion on Uyghur women in East Turkistan, and to discuss what Germany can do. Since this week, Germany has held the Presidency in the EU Council and is also a Member of the UN Security Council as well as the human rights council. We thank the MPs we met for their important and encouraging support and hope that more MPs take the alarming developments in East Turkistan seriously and push the German government to take action. 

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 26 JUNE 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 26 June 2020

 NEWS

Han Chinese Shares his impressions of Xinjiang
An ethnic Chinese man who used to live in Urumqi for a long time and left it not long ago was shocked to see how everything had changed completely over the years. According to him, there are checkpoints everywhere which are used by guards to control Uyghurs like prisoners. He also mentions that no one is allowed to rent a house to a non-local Uyghur, meaning that all Uyghurs from other cities are forced to go back.

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

Washington Post, 22 June 2020

Below is an article published by Washington Post, Photo Ng Han Guan/AP. 

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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The latest from Xinjiang

The World, 22 June 2020

Below is an article published by The World, Photo Bitter Winter. 

The Uighur story has been in the news for several years, but many are still unfamiliar with the persecution of Uighurs in China. There are reported to be “a million people in concentration camps.” The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with Zumretay Arkin of the World Uyghur Congress in Germany about the latest news in Xinjiang and her own personal experience as a Uighur activist.

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Mosques, Businesses Rectified in the Name of ‘Sinicization’

Bitter Winter, 23 June 2020

Below is an article published by Bitter Winter, Photo Bitter Winter. 

Dali, a county-level city famous for its old town in the southwestern province of Yunnan, attracts countless tourists each year. Despite its popularity, the city has also become one of the CCP’s targets to crack down on religious culture, as part of its five-year plan to “sinicize” all Muslims outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Undelivered Birthday Wishes: How the CCP Destroys Uyghur Families

Bitter Winter, 21 June 2020

Below is an article published by Bitter Winter, Photo Bitter Winter. 

Have you ever, even if it was only a joke, told someone important to you that you do not want to see them anymore? Or that you cannot believe that such a silly one is really your relative? Well, let us be honest, it happens sometimes, but only as a joke (in fact, we really care about the person in question). Moreover, when it happens, we do not really take such words seriously, and tend to forget the whole thing very quickly.

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China accused of intimidating Uighur refugees in Europe

euobserver, 22 June 2020

Below is an article published by euobserver, Photo Yashar Yalkun 

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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WEEKLY BRIEF: 19 JUNE 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 19 June 2020

NEWS

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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