Prominent Uyghur Writer Dies After Being Deprived Treatment in Xinjiang Internment Camp

Radio Free Asia, 17 June 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – A prominent Uyghur writer has died after being deprived treatment for diabetes while held in an internment camp in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to sources.

Nurmuhemmet Tohti, 70, was detained from November 2018 to March this year in China’s vast network of camps in the XUAR, where up to 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas have been held since April 2017, his Canada-based granddaughter, Zorigul, recently reported.

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Beijing sees ‘broad consensus’ with UN on Xinjiang as human rights groups blast envoy’s visit

By Keegan Elmer – Human rights group Amnesty International has joined growing criticism of a top UN official’s visit to China’s Xinjiang region, echoing calls for more independent investigations of detention facilities for ethnic Uyghurs.
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Weekly Brief June 14

World Uyghur Congress, 14 June 2019

National Endowment For Democracy 2019 Democracy Award

The World Uyghur Congress, China Aid, Tibet Action Institute together received the 2019 Democracy Award on June 4th at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. exactly 30 years after the massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing in 1989.

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Hui Muslims Afraid of Becoming as Suppressed as Uyghurs

Bitter Winter, 13 June 2019

By Cai Congxin – Though hailed as the “good Muslims of China” for years, the Hui ethnic minority is witnessing the increasing suppression by the authorities throughout the country. The old narrative distinguishing between Uyghurs and Muslins outside Xinjiang is being gradually abandoned, the new policy seems to be targeted at all MuslimsBitter Wintervisited some provinces with high Hui populations to investigate the situation.

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UN counter-terror tsar visits Xinjiang where Uighurs held in huge numbers

The Guardian, 14 June 2019

By Agency France Press  The UN’s counter-terrorism tsar is on a visit this week to China’s Xinjiangregion, where Beijing insists the estimated 1 million Uighurs and other Muslims it is detaining constitute a potential terrorist threat.

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US envoy decries lack of response from Islamic world to China’s attacks on Uighurs

The Guardian, 11 June 2019

By Julien Borger – The US envoy on religious liberty has said he is “disappointed” at the response of governments in the Islamic world to China’s mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims, suggesting they had been threatened by Beijing.

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US Officials Step up Calls For End to China’s Uyghur Internment Camps

Radio Free Asia, 7 June 2019

By Alim Seytoff  – Senior U.S. officials this week stepped up a campaign to press China to reverse its policy of detaining a million or more Uyghurs in so-called reeducation camps, with a Pentagon official warning that the mass incarceration posed a security threat as it increased the “potential for radicalization” of the oppressed Muslims.

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President Tsai denied Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa entry to Taiwan

Taiwan News, 10 June 2019

By Yu Ping – Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, was denied entry to Taiwan by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a source from Washington D.C. told Taiwan News.

In an exclusive report on June 5, Taiwan News revealed the Tsai administration had denied the Dalai Lama and Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer entry to Taiwan. This is despite the fact that General-Secretary to the President Chen Chu (陳菊) had promised to invite the Dalai Lama to Taiwan on behalf of the president.

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