Uyghur Real Estate Magnate Confirmed Jailed Along With Brothers, at Least 20 Employees

RFA, 17 January 2020

Below is an article published by RFA

Shohret Hoshur The Uyghur head of a successful real estate firm in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and two of his brothers have been confirmed jailed on charges including “extremism,” along with at least 20 of his employees, according to official sources.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, JANUARY 20

World Uyghur Congress, 20 January 2020

Six years since Professor Ilham Tohti was arrested 

Six years ago, on 15 January 2014, Professor Ilham Tothti was arrested by the Chinese authorities and sentenced to a life in prison in September.

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HRW says China poses ‘dire’ threat to human rights

DW, 14 January 2020

wmr/se (Reuters, AFP, dpa) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a scathing assessment of China in its 2020 World Report on Tuesday, accusing Beijing of using its economic and diplomatic leverage to carry out the “most intense attack” ever on the international system for protecting human rights. 

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PRESS RELEASE: Chinese Government Threatens, Intimidates and Slanders WUC

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

In an effort to undermine the work of the World Uyghur Congress and to slow the growing momentum to release the 1-3 million innocent Uyghurs held in internment camps by the Chinese government and ensure human rights for Uyghurs, the Chinese government has increasingly been attacking the WUC. These have escalated into veiled threats and potentially more serious efforts to intimidate and threaten WUC staff.

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WEEKLY BRIEF, JANUARY 10

World Uyghur Congress, 10 January 2020

Annual report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

On Wednesday the Congressional-Executive Commission (CECC) published its annual report listing severe right abuses committed in the mass internment camps in East Turkistan where athorities estimate that 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are arbitrarly detained. According to this report the situation in East Turkistan has worsened within one year. 

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China’s Actions in Xinjiang May Amount to ‘Crimes Against Humanity,’ Says US Rights Report

Radio Free Asia, 08 January 2020

Joshua Lipes China’s system of extrajudicial internment camps for Uyghurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) last year may meet the definition of “crimes against humanity,” a U.S. congressional advisory panel said in its annual report, released Wednesday, as lawmakers expressed hope that legislation to hold Beijing accountable for human rights violations will soon become law.


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U.S. Lawmakers Predict Passage of Bill Backing China’s Uighurs

The New York Times, 08 January 2020

Patricia Zengerle — Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump administration response to China’s crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority.

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Publishers urged to take stronger stance on Uighur persecution

The World University Rankings, 20 January 2020

Ellie Bothwell –  Academics are pushing journal publishers to take more drastic action in response to China’s crackdown on minority Muslims in the wake of increasing scrutiny over the global science community’s role in the continued persecution.

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