Uyghurs in Xinjiang Ordered to Replace Traditional Décor With Sinicized Furniture

Radio Free Asia, January 9, 2020

Joshua Lipes – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are ordering Uyghurs to “modernize” the interiors of their homes by ridding them of traditional ethnic decor and adding Sinicized furniture, largely to the benefit of majority Han Chinese entrepreneurs, sources said.

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Uyghur Congress Applauds the Decision of the European Parliament to Award Ilham Tohti the Sakharov Prize

Press Release – For immediate release
18 December 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 
www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 89 5432 1999 or 
[email protected]

The World Uyghur Congress applauds the decision of the European Parliament to award the 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to imprisoned Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti. The Sakharov Prize is the top human rights award bestowed by the Parliament and the decision to award Ilham Tohti this year is a symbolically important act of support for the Uyghur people from the European Parliament.

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Arsenal distance themselves from Mesut Özil comments on Uighurs’ plight

The Guardian, 13 December, 2019

Nick Ames – Arsenal have distanced themselves from comments made by Mesut Özil on Instagram, in which he spoke out strongly against China’s persecution of the Uighur population in the north-western region of Xinjiang and criticised Muslims for not doing more to highlight the issue.

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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 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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