China’s false accusations against Uyghurs in regards to their missing relatives

Campaign for Uyghurs, 29 December 2019

Unsubstantiated statements have been published by the Global Times, a Chinese propaganda newspaper functioning under the political patronage of the Chinese Communist ruling Party (CCP).

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‘The Holocaust Did Not Take Place in One Day’

Spiegel, 3 January 2020

Markus BeckerJewher Ilham, 25, is the daughter of Chinese economics professor Ilham Tohti, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for his advocacy of the rights of China’s Uighur minority.

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Rubio: Don’t give China a pass on human rights

Politico, 5 January 2020

Politico Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he hopes the signing of a U.S.-China trade deal will not prevent the United States from criticizing China on its human rights abuses.

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A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees

The diplomat, 07 January 2020

Catherine Putz After making an appeal via video on December 26, a Kazakh woman who had been detained in Xinjiang in 2017 and subsequently fled to Kazakhstan in 2018 told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that she was at risk of deportation back to China. 

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Weekly Brief, January 3

World Uyghur Congress, 3 January 2020

Petition to Adopt Global Magnitsky Legislation in Germany Reaches Quorum

On 30 Dec 2019, the petition for a German Global Magnitsky Act reached the necessary amount of signatures to be heard by the Bundestag’s petition committee.

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The World Uyghur Congress Concludes a Successful Conference and Media Training Workshop in Brussels

From 7 – 10 December, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in cooperation with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), held a successful media training workshop for Uyghur activists and a day-long conference entitled ‘The Uyghur Crisis: China’s Laboratory for Rights Abuses’ in Brussels, Belgium.

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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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