Indonesia’s Silence over Xinjiang

New Naratif, 31 January 2020


Below is an article published by New Naratif, Photo Azamat Imanaliev

Maya Wang, Andreas Harsono If human rights violations of this scope and scale were taking place in Europe or the United States, one would expect Muslim-majority countries, including Indonesia, to have erupted in protest. But so far, there has been little to no response. Why? Because these abuses are taking place in China. 

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UK minister met surveillance firm accused of enabling Uighur abuses

The Guardian, 29 January 2020

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Kat Hall and David Pegg A government trade minister held a one-on-one meeting with a facial recognition firm accused of enabling the Chinese government’s campaign of persecution against Uighur Muslims, the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have established.

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“This could be a massive disaster”: What happens if the coronavirus hits China’s internment camps?

VOX, 28 January 2020

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Perhaps the only thing worse than being stuck in an internment camp is being stuck in an internment camp when there’s a deadly virus on the move.

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China Detains Hui Muslim Poet Who Spoke Out Against Xinjiang Camps

RFA, 27 January 2020

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Ng Yik-tung and Sing Man Authorities in the eastern province of Shandong have detained a Hui Muslim poet and author after he tweeted about the incarceration, surveillance and persecution of Chinese Muslims, both in Xinjiang and across China, RFA has learned.

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Uyghurs in Saudi Arabia facing an impossible choice

MEMO, 27 January 2020

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MEMO With tears in his eyes, a student from the Uyghur Muslim minority, residing in Saudi Arabia, held his long-ago expired Chinese passport, making him face a mysterious fate, with the increasing rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Beijing.

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PRESS RELEASE: Camp Detainees Particularly Vulnerable During Virus Outbreak

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

The WUC is deeply concerned that the rapidly spreading novel corona virus outbreak, which has affected thousands of people in China, may put the Uyghur people and those detained in camps at particular risk. The virus, which was first reported in Wuhan, has already infected 2,000 people and resulted in the deaths of 81 people.

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Ninety-Year-Old Uyghur Imam Confirmed Detained in Xinjiang But Condition Unknown

RFA, 22 January 2020

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Mehriban The elderly Uyghur imam of a mosque in Atush city has been confirmed detained by authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) for “religious extremism,” according to his U.S.-based niece, who said she has been unable to verify whether he is alive or dead.

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The strange tale of the paid protesters supporting Meng Wanzhou at her extradition hearing

CBC, 21 January 2020

Below is an article published by CBC, Photo Georgie Smyth/CBC

Karin Larsen  Two people who demonstrated in support of Meng Wanzhou outside B.C. Supreme Court during her extradition hearing say they were unwittingly recruited under false pretences and paid to be there.

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