Residents of Uyghur-Majority County in Xinjiang Ordered to Report Others Fasting During Ramadan

RFA, 14 May 2020

Below is an article published by RFA, Photo AFP.

Residents of the mostly Uyghur-populated Makit (in Chinese, Maigaiti) county in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have been ordered to report anyone discovered to be fasting in observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to sources.

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Uyghurs Urge Other States to Copy US Sanctions Bill For Chinese XUAR Abuses

RFA, 14 May 2020

Below is an article published by RFA, Photo AFP.

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday that would sanction Chinese government officials responsible for arbitrary incarceration, forced labor and other abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, home to internment camps holding as many as 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslims.

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WEEKLY BRIEF: 15 MAY 2020

World Uyghur Congress, 15 May 2020

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Human rights Lawyer Amal Clooney Calls on Sanctions for Human Rights Abusers
In a hearing with the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, high-profile human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has urged Australia to adopt Magnitsky-style laws to go after companies complicit in human rights abuses including against Uyghurs in East Turkistan. “We have other tools that signal condemnation, but this is one of the few tools that raise the cost,” Ms. Clooney said. Like in the US, the Australian government has initiated a legislation process, which would give it the right to seize the assets of human rights abusers and ban them from entering the country. 

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China Is Spying on Uighur Muslims in the UK

Vice, 15 May 2020

 

Below is an article published by Vice, Photo Vice.

Three years ago, attending a party in the British Uighur community meant singing and dancing, hand-pulled noodles and traditional dress. Celebrations – a way to unite the Turkic peoples of the UK – were organised every month.

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Harassment & Intimidation of Individuals in Canada Working on China-Related Human Rights Conc

 

Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China & Amnesty International Canada, 12 March 2020

In March 2017, Amnesty International Canada, in coordination with other members of the Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China, published a report to draw attention to an organized and sustained campaign of intimidation and harassment aimed at activists working on China-related human rights issues in Canada, in circumstances suggesting the involvement or backing of Chinese government officials.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Commends the Passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in the U.S. Senate

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

The World Uyghur Congress is greatly encouraged by the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 by unanimous decision in the U.S. Senate. The WUC is grateful to all the Senators who passed this important act, which stands as an important statement of intent by the U.S. government to hold the Chinese government accountable for crimes against humanity against Uyghurs and provides the mandate to take meaningful, concrete action to pressure the Chinese government to end the crisis in East Turkistan. We urge the House of Representatives to quickly send the act to the desk of the President of the U.S., to sign this bill into law as an urgent matter of priority.

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Amal Clooney fronts parliamentary hearing on sanctions for human rights abusers

The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 May 2020

Below is an article published by The Sydney Morning Herald, Photo UK Mission to the UN/Lisa Englehart

High-profile human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has urged Australia to go after companies complicit in human rights abuses including against Uighur Muslims in China.

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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Calls on German Government to Raise Uyghur Crisis at EU-China Summit in Leipzig

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

As Germany prepares to host the EU-China Summit in Leipzig in September 2020, the WUC calls on the German government and Angela Merkel to use its influence to put the current crisis in East Turkistan and the serious human rights violations against Uyghurs at the top of the agenda. The EU and Germany must send a strong message to the Chinese government that respect for human rights is non-negotiable for the EU and that business as usual cannot continue with a government actively committing atrocities and cultural genocide.

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