‘Human rights with Chinese characteristics’ are not human rights at all

Hong Kong Free Press, 10 December 2019

Omer Kanat – In 2017, three days before Human Rights Day on December 10, Beijing hosted the ‘South-South Human Rights Forum.’ The event took place as the Chinese authorities were interning vast numbers of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in concentration camps.

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Brother of Uyghur Linguist Confirmed Held in Xinjiang Internment Camp For Years

Radio Free Asia, 5 December 2019

Shohret Hoshur – The detained brother of prominent Uyghur scholar and linguist-in-exile Abduweli Ayup has been held at an internment camp near the Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) Airport in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) for “nearly three years,” official sources have confirmed.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT — The Uyghur crisis: China’s Laboratory for Rights Abuses

Press Release – For immediate release
5 December 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will hold an international conference, “The Uyghur Crisis: A Laboratory for Rights Abuses” on December 10, 2019, in room ASP-3H1 at the European Parliament. The event will be preceded by a human rights advocacy workshop from December 7-9 with youth participants from around the world.

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PRESS RELEASE: World Uyghur Congress Welcomes Passage of UIGHUR Act of 2019

Press Release – For immediate release
4 December 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 
www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress appreciates the passage of the UIGHUR Act of 2019 by the US House of Representatives this week and calls on the international community to take comparable steps to focus additional attention on the issue, appoint representatives tasked with monitoring the situation, enact targeted sanctions, and raise the issue strongly in all appropriate fora.

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China Must Answer for Cultural Genocide in Court

FP, 03.12.2019

By Azeem Ibrahim – The substantial leaks to the New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists of internal policy documents of the Chinese Communist Party regarding the crackdown on the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s western region of Xinjiang dramatically shift the conversation on this issue.

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US House votes for sanctions on Chinese officials over Uighur treatment

BBC, 04.12.2019

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to counter what it calls the “arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment” of Uighur Muslims in China.

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China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West

The New York Times, 03.12.2019

By Sui-Lee Wee and  — In a dusty city in the Xinjiang region on China’s western frontier, the authorities are testing the rules of science.

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China’s Facial Recognition Rollout Reaches Into Mobile Phones, Shops and Homes

Reuters, 2 December 2019

Brenda Goh – SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.

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