Category Archives: human dignity

Uyghur News (Monday, Sep 9, 2019)

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[*] How China spins the Xinjiang story to the Chinese

[*] Uyghur Teacher Dies While Presumed Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp

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RFA: Uyghur Teacher Dies While Presumed Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp

A Uyghur teacher of Mandarin Chinese, who is believed to have been detained in an internment camp in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), has died, according to his wife and officials.

In comments posted to social media in August, a woman named Muyeser said her husband Arslan had died recently, but did not provide further details.

Arslan, who was in his 30s, had lived with Muyeser and their child in Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining) city, in the XUAR’s Ili Kazakh (Yili Hasake) Autonomous Prefecture, where he taught Mandarin Chinese to Uyghur students at a primary school in the city’s Dongmele district.

Although the circumstances surrounding his death are unclear, Arslan is thought to have died in mid-August while detained in the XUAR’s vast network of internment camps, where authorities are believed to have held more than 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” since April 2017.

The internment of Uyghurs is done without legal due process and detentions are not announced by authorities, making verification of the dates and details of their disappearances from society difficult.

RFA’s Uyghur Service spoke with a representative of the Dongmele neighborhood committee who said they were unsure of which school Arslan taught at.

But a staffer with the Ghulja City Bureau of Education told RFA that Arslan taught Uyghur children Mandarin Chinese at the No. 5 Primary School in Dongmele and, when asked which security organ had overseen his burial, replied, “the Dongmele Police Department.”

The staffer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, referred further questions to the Communist party secretary of No. 5 Primary School, surnamed Li.

An officer at the Dongmele Police Department confirmed that Arslan had taught at No. 5 Primary School, but said he could not provide information about his death over the phone.

“I can’t tell you the details,” the officer said, adding that RFA should “ask the relevant higher-level bureaus” for more details.

Mass incarcerations

While Beijing initially denied the existence of the camps, China this year changed tack and began describing the facilities as “boarding schools” that provide vocational training for Uyghurs, discourage radicalization, and help protect the country from terrorism.

But reporting by RFA’s Uyghur Service and other media outlets suggest that those in the camps are detained against their will and subjected to political indoctrination, routinely face rough treatment at the hands of their overseers, and endure poor diets and unhygienic conditions in the often overcrowded facilities.


Uyghur News (Sunday, Sep 8, 2019)

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[*] China is expected to counter criticism at UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva


[*] China says US ‘lies’ about Xinjiang region will not deceive anyone

Uyghur News (Saturday, Sep 7, 2019)

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[*] Xinjiang: The story China wants the world to forget

[*] US to seek support at UN to ‘call out’ China over treatment of Uygurs, Mike Pompeo says

[*] US to rally support for Uighurs at UN: Pompeo

[*] Pompeo says US to rally support for Uighurs at UN

[*] Apple Confirms ‘Narrowly Focused’ Attack On Content Related To Uyghur Community

[*] Taiwan & Hong Kong Independence Rally in NYC

Uyghur News (Friday, Sep 6, 2019)

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[*] Uyghur Toddler Drowns While Parents Are Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp

[*] U.S. will aim to persuade others to ‘call out’ China over Uighurs at U.N.

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[*] Apple Has Confirmed Uighurs Were Targeted In Wide-Ranging Phone Hacking Scheme



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[*] Apple implies iPhones were hacked to spy on China’s Uyghur Muslims

[*] By naming Dominic Barton to be Canada’s Chinese envoy, Ottawa has left Uyghurs worried

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[*] Apple, angry at Google, hits back at hack claims

Uyghur News (Thursday, Sep 5, 2019)

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[*] China’s headache: Taiwan and not Tibet or Xinjiang

[*] Xinjiang officials must keep up the pressure in the run-up to China’s National Day, says local party chief Chen Quanguo

[*] China hacked Asian telcos to spy on Uighur travelers: sources

[*] Germany’s Merkel Says Hong Kong’s Rights Should Be Protected

[*] Chinese Government Reportedly Hacks Telecoms and Smartphones to Track Uyghur Population

[*] Australia targets foreign influence at universities

[*] A new window onto China’s Uighur spying

[*] China Hacked India, Other Asian Telcos To Spy On Uighur Travellers: Report

[*] US defense chief Esper cautions Europe to be wary of China

Uyghur News (Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019)

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[*] How Companies Profit From Forced Labor In Xinjiang

[*] Xinjiang Authorities Arrest Sibling Uyghur Real Estate Moguls, Jail One For Decades

[*] China hacked iPhones and Android devices to target Uyghur Muslims

[*] Turkey trading Uyghur rights for Chinese loans – Jerusalem Post

[*] iPhone Hacks May Be Linked to Broader China Spying

[*] Chinese investment puts US government retirement funds at risk

[*] The Cyberlaw Podcast: Trump Derangement and the Trading with the Enemy Act

Uyghur News (Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019)

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[*] Correction: China-Xinjiang-Banished Textbooks story

[*] Smile-to-pay: Chinese shoppers turn to facial payment technology

[*] Hundreds Call On Kazakh President To Scrap China Visit

[*] Recent iPhone Hack May Have Been State-Backed Campaign Targeting Chinese Uyghur Muslim Minority

[*] Surveillance campaign targeting Uyghur Muslims affected not just iOS, but Android too

[*] China Reportedly Used iPhone Exploits to Target Uyghur Muslims

[*] Sophisticated iPhone malware specifically targeted China’s Uyghur Muslims

[*] Malicious websites that hacked into iPhones over 2-year period targeted Uyghur Muslims in China: Report

[*] Tibetan, Taiwanese and Uyghur Expatriates Stand in Solidarity with Hong Kong Protestors


Uyghur News (Monday, Sep 2, 2019)

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[*] China says lodges stern representations to the U.S. on Xinjiang

[*] Brexit, North Korea, Xinjiang: Your Tuesday Briefing

[*] Arrests jump in China’s Xinjiang amid crackdown

[*] ‘Our Government Doesn’t Want to Spoil Relations with China’

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[*] Uighurs in China were target of two-year iOS malware attack – reports

[*] Uighurs no longer feel safe in Turkey

[*] Stifling the Uighurs

Uyghur News (Saturday, Aug 31, 2019)

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[*] China’s Prisons Swell After Deluge of Arrests Engulfs Muslims

[*] World Bank launches investigation into whether £40m loan to China funds Muslim persecution in detention centres

[*] Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims

[*] New iPhone Hack Shock For 1 Billion Apple Users As Attacker Is Revealed


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