Category Archives: Eastern Turkestan

Uyghur News ( Wednesday – Friday, July 01 – 03, 2020)

Most links listed below can also be found at: http://uyghuremergency.org/

– Scoop: U.S. seizes $800,000 shipment of Xinjiang products made with human hair
https://www.axios.com/us-china-forced-labor-products-human-hair-69da26c5-2d01-4bad-a2b2-8c944f6d0a70.html

– China’s Own Documents Show Potentially Genocidal Sterilization Plans in Xinjiang
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/01/china-documents-uighur-genocidal-sterilization-xinjiang/

– USCIRF Welcomes Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory
https://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/press-releases-statements/uscirf-welcomes-xinjiang-supply-chain-business-advisory

– ‘It’s Time For Action’ From Global Community Over Abuses in Xinjiang: US State Dept Spokesperson
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/action-07012020180911.html

– US issues warning for companies importing from Xinjiang, China
https://abcnews.go.com/International/us-issues-warning-companies-importing-xinjiang-china/story?id=71559507

– China’s Software Stalked Uighurs Earlier and More Widely, Researchers Learn
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/technology/china-uighurs-hackers-malware-hackers-smartphones.html

– Xinjiang: US seizes ‘forced labour’ Chinese hair imports
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53259557

– U.S. Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang-congress/us-congress-urges-trump-administration-to-get-tougher-on-chinas-xinjiang-crackdown-idUSKBN24334S

– ‘DEMOGRAPHIC GENOCIDE’ IN CHINA
https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/demographic-genocide-in-china

– Why we must stand up for the Uighur plight in China – or face a new Mao
https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/stand-up-for-the-uighur-plight-in-china-or-face-a-new-mao-1-6726335

– Genocide alert: New evidence shows that Uyghurs subjected to the crime of crimes
https://www.jww.org/conflict-areas/china/genocide-china-uyghurs/

– Op-ed: Northeastern’s first Uyghur student denounces China’s mistreatment of his people
https://huntnewsnu.com/62647/uncategorized/op-ed-northeasterns-first-uyghur-student-urges-us-to-denounce-chinas-mistreatment-of-his-people/

– U.S. Seizes Chinese Hair Products Said to Be from Uyghurs in Forced Labor Camps
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/7/2/headlines/us_seizes_chinese_hair_products_said_to_be_from_uyghurs_in_forced_labor_camps

Uyghur News ( Tuesday, June 30, 2020)

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– Mike Pompeo demands China end ‘Uygur sterilisations in Xinjiang’
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3091112/mike-pompeo-demands-china-end-reported-uygur-sterilisations-xinjiang

– Discrimination Begins Early in Xinjiang
https://www.rfa.org/english/cartoons/uyghur-china-cartoon-06302020095214.html

– UK companies urged to review China supply chains amid ‘demographic genocide’ claims
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/europe/uk-companies-urged-to-review-china-supply-chains-amid-demographic-genocide-claims-20200630-p557f4.html

– USCIRF Warns that Forced Sterilization of Uyghur Muslims is Evidence of Genocide
https://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/press-releases-statements/uscirf-warns-forced-sterilization-uyghur-muslims-evidence

– AP Report Says China Engaging in “Demographic Genocide” of Uyghurs
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/30/headlines/ap_report_says_china_engaging_in_demographic_genocide_of_uyghurs

– US lashes out at China over forced population controls against Uyghurs
https://www.aninews.in/news/world/us/us-lashes-out-at-china-over-forced-population-controls-against-uyghurs20200630023758/

– ‘China forcing birth control on Uyghurs to suppress population’
http://www.ianslive.in/index.php?param=news/China_forcing_birth_control_on_Uyghurs_to_suppress_population-694979/INTERNATIONAL/13

Uyghur News ( Sunday, – Monday June 28 – 29, 2020)

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– Human rights, Uighurs, and Huawei: It’s time for Helsinki with Chinese characteristics
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2020/06/28/human-rights-uighurs-huawei-time-helsinki-chinese-characteristics/

– China sterilising ethnic minority women in Xinjiang, report says
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/29/china-sterilising-ethnic-minority-women-in-xinjiang-report-says

– China Forces Birth Control on Uighurs to Suppress Population
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/china-forces-birth-control-uighurs-suppress-population

– Poverty Alleviation—Yet Another Tool to Control Xinjiang
https://bitterwinter.org/another-tool-to-control-xinjiang/

– ‘Utmost horror’: China organ harvesting reports being taken very seriously, UK government insists
https://ca.style.yahoo.com/uk-mps-action-against-china-173633085.html

– Uyghurs Subject to Mass Sterilization: A New CCP Crime Against Humanity
https://bitterwinter.org/uyghurs-subject-to-mass-sterilization/

– China Forcing Abortions and Sterilization on Uighur Muslim Women, Says Report
https://www.thedailybeast.com/china-forcing-abortions-and-sterilization-on-muslim-women-says-report

Uyghur News ( Thursday – Friday, June 25 – 26, 2020)

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– ‘This Is No Longer the Xinjiang of My Memories’
https://bitterwinter.org/this-is-no-longer-the-xinjiang-of-my-memories/

– The U.S. Rubber-Stamps Facial Recognition Systems Used to Round Up Uighurs in China
https://onezero.medium.com/the-u-s-rubber-stamps-facial-recognition-systems-used-to-round-up-uighurs-in-china-595478547f86

– Delayed sanctions for China’s Uighur atrocities
https://world.wng.org/2020/06/delayed_sanctions_for_china_s_uighur_atrocities

– ‘The Price of My Studies Abroad Was Very High’: Uyghur Former Al Azhar University
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/student-06262020141646.html

– China guilty of forced labour under ‘horrendous conditions’ on BRI project: US Report
https://www.wionews.com/world/china-guilty-of-forced-labour-under-horrendous-conditions-on-bri-project-us-report-308661

Uyghur News ( Wednesday, June 24, 2020)

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– US Religious Freedom Commissioner: No Excuse for Trump Delay on Chinese Sanctions
https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/us-religious-freedom-commissioner-no-excuse-for-trump-delay-on-chinese-sanc

– ‘China using counter-terrorism as pretext to detain Uighurs’
https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/265565385/china-using-counter-terrorism-as-pretext-to-detain-uighurs

– Being Muslim means you’re never safe from China
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/civil-rights/504228-being-muslim-means-youre-never-safe-from-china

– ‘The Tools Are Available to The Administration’ to Press China on Uyghurs: US Religious Freedom Envoy
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/brownback-06242020172230.html

Uyghur News ( Monday, June 22, 2020)

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– Mahire: A Uyghur Mother Punished for Her Care
https://bitterwinter.org/uyghur-mother-punished-for-her-care/

– Uyghur Diaspora Calls on Trump to Sanction Chinese Officials Over Rights Abuses in Xinjiang
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/sanctions-06222020141243.html

– Trump held off sanctioning Chinese over Uighurs to pursue trade deal
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53138833

Uyghur News (Thursday – Saturday June 18 – 20, 2020)

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– USCIRF Urges the Administration to Immediately Enforce the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act
https://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/press-releases-statements/uscirf-urges-the-administration-immediately-enforce-the-uyghur

– US enacts law to safeguard rights of Uyghurs in China
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/trump-signs-into-law-bill-to-punish-china-over-crackdown-on-uyghur-muslims/articleshow/76438562.cms

– ‘Their Supposed Crime is Promoting Terrorist Activity’: Member of Jailed Uyghur Family
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/embassy-06182020173259.html

– Beijing says it will retaliate after Trump approves Uighur Muslims sanctions law
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-says-will-retaliate-after-trump-approves-uighur-muslims-sanctions-n1231386

– China’s ‘cultural genocide’: Uighur repression continues
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/china-s-cultural-genocide-uighur-repression-continues-1.4281558

– Religious freedom group urges Trump to ‘immediately enforce’ sanctions on Chinese officials
https://www.christianpost.com/politics/religious-freedom-group-urges-trump-immediately-enforce-sanctions-on-chinese-officials.html

Uyghur News (Wednesday, June 17, 2020)

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– Trump signs Uyghur human rights bill on same day Bolton alleges he told Xi to proceed with detention camps
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/17/politics/trump-uyghur-human-rights-bolton-china/index.html

– China targeting Uyghur religious leaders, say families of victims
https://www.aninews.in/news/world/us/china-targeting-uyghur-religious-leaders-say-families-of-victims20200617042054/

– Trump Signs Bill Condemning China’s Uighur Camps Shortly After Bolton Book Claims He Encouraged Them
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/06/17/trump-signs-bill-condemning-chinas-uighur-camps-shortly-after-bolton-book-claims-he-encouraged-them/#73c276631ed3

– Trump Signs Sanctions Law Over China’s Treatment of Uighurs
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/trump-signs-sanctions-law-over-chinas-treatment-uighurs

– U.S. law prevents import of products made by forced labor -USTR
https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/u-s-law-prevents-import-of-products-made-by-forced-labor-ustr

– Trump signs bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang/trump-signs-bill-pressuring-china-over-uighur-muslim-crackdown-idUSKBN23O3EW

– Not Only In Xinjiang, China Threatens Overseas Uighurs
http://www.businessworld.in/article/Not-only-in-Xinjiang-China-threatens-overseas-Uighurs/17-06-2020-288078/

– US takes steps to stop China’s abuse of Uyghurs — as should other countries
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/502487-us-takes-steps-to-stop-chinas-abuse-of-uyghurs-as-should-other-countries

– Trump signs bill pressuring China over Uighur Muslim crackdown
https://wkzo.com/news/articles/2020/jun/17/trump-signs-bill-calling-for-sanctions-over-china-treatment-of-uighur-muslims/1030491/?refer-section=world

Uyghur News ( Friday – Sunday, June 12 – 14, 2020)

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– Xinjiang Authorities Institute Mandarin-Only Instruction at Prominent Uyghur High School
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/school-06122020180620.html

– Uyghur Women Persecuted: Will the Feminists Support Them?
https://bitterwinter.org/uyghur-women-persecuted-will-the-feminists-support-them/

– Religious freedom conditions in China continued to deteriorate: US report
https://indiablooms.com/world-details/F/24633/religious-freedom-conditions-in-china-continued-to-deteriorate-us-report.html

– Nury Turkel, Uyghur Leader: My Work at USCIRF
https://bitterwinter.org/nury-turkel-uyghur-leader-my-work-at-uscirf/

– Before the Tiananmen Massacre, Uyghurs Led Their Own Protest – The Diplomat
https://thediplomat.com/2020/06/before-the-tiananmen-massacre-uyghurs-led-their-own-protest/

China’s anti-Muslim religious repression in East Turkistan documented in State Department Report

For immediate release
June 12, 2020 4:40 pm EDT
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) +1 (202) 790-1795, (703) 217-7266

https://uhrp.org/press-release/china%E2%80%99s-anti-muslim-religious-repression-east-turkistan-documented-state-department

The U.S. State Department’s 2019 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom documents the Chinese government’s ongoing human rights abuses against Uyghurs and others in East Turkistan due to their Islamic faith, featured in a separate section due to the severity of the abuses. 

The report cites UHRP’s reporting on 435 detained and disappeared Uyghur intellectuals and the systematic desecration and demolition of more than 100 historic and significant mosques across East Turkistan. 

“The record is clear. China is carrying out an all-out war on Islam in East Turkistan,” said UHRP Executive Director Omer Kanat in a statement.  

Throughout 2019, multilateral forums called on the government of China to end attacks on Islam and egregious religious repression of Muslims. At the 2019 Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, a joint statement by five governments expressed “deep alarm” over “the highly repressive campaign against Muslims, including Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim” groups.   

At the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 22 governments issued a joint statement on the Uyghur crisis, citing the alarm UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and numerous UN human rights Special Mandate holders.

At the UN General Assembly in October, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States cosponsored a side event featuring the testimony of Uyghur concentration camp survivor Zumrat Dawut. In a historic first, four Uyghurs attended the General Assembly Opening, at the invitation of the U.S. UN Mission, to bear witness with other survivors of religious persecution, including Mr. Nury Turkel, UHRP Board Chair and current Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. 


U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback highlighted the repression of the Uyghurs in forums from Poland to Taiwan, including a joint op-ed with Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism Nathan Sales, stating that “Beijing is painting its human rights violations as a legitimate counterterrorism effort, when they patently are not.” In November of 2019, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said “[w]e call on the Chinese government to immediately release all those who are arbitrarily detained and to end its draconian policies that have terrorized its own citizens in Xinjiang.”

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