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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PRESS RELEASE: WUC Saddened by Passing of Uyghur Activist Waris Ababekri

Press Release – For immediate release
7 November 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org

0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

The WUC expresses its condolences following the passing of Waris Ababekri, long-time Uyghur activist and former classmate of WUC President Dolkun Isa, this week in Urumqi. Ababekri was an important figure in the Uyghur cultural scene and worked for years to enrich Uyghur culture and arts in East Turkistan.

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Tech firm blacklisted in U.S. over facial-recognition allegations invited to Vancouver conference

CBC, 14 November 2019

Winston Szeto – A Vancouver conference promoting business links between Canada and China is under fire for inviting a company that’s blacklisted in the United States for its work monitoring the Uighur ethnic group in China.

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Expert Estimates China Has More Than 1,000 Internment Camps For Xinjiang Uyghurs

RFA, 12 November 2019

By Alim Seytoff & Joshua Lipes – China has built more than 1,000 internment camps for ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), one of the world’s foremost experts on mass incarcerations in the region told RFA.

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French President Silent on Rampant Abuses During China Visit

Human Rights Watch, 12 November 2019

 

Bénédicte Jeannerod – French President Emmanuel Macron’s various public statements during his visit to China last week were remarkable, for what went unsaid more than their substance.

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Weekly Brief: November 8

World Uyghur Congress, 8 November 2019

Join Us For A Festival of Uyghur Culture and Democracy in Munich!

On November 9, 2019, the World Uyghur Congress in cooperation with the East Turkistan Union in Europe, the Uyghur Mothers in Germany, the Uyghur Women Association Arzu and the Ilham Tohti Initiative will hold a cultural event at Max-Joseph-Platz from 13:00-17:00 in Munich, Germany.

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PRESS RELEASE: Festival of Uyghur Culture and Democracy: A Celebration of the East Turkistan Republics

Press Release – For immediate release
November 4, 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

On November 9, 2019, the World Uyghur Congress in cooperation with the East Turkistan Union in Europe, the Uyghur Mothers in Germany, the Uyghur Women Association Arzu and the Ilham Tohti Initiative will hold a cultural event at Max-Joseph-Platz from 13:00-17:00 in Munich, Germany to commemorate the founding of the two East Turkistan Republics in 1933 and 1944. The event is open to the general public and is supported by the Migrationsbeirat and the Kulturreferat of the city of Munich.

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