Category Archives: human dignity

Uyghur News (Monday – Friday, February 15 – 19, 2021)

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Uyghur News (Tuesday – Friday, February 2 – 5, 2021)

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Amelia Pang’s Book Explores The Human Cost Of Our Cheap Goods

UK should not strike trade deals with genocidal states

UK must do more to prevent genocide – Church leaders

World War 3 fears: Biden ‘not man enough’ to stand up to China, claims expert

Opinion: Olympic Flame Of Suffering

Vancouver miner says China trying to steal Xinjiang gold mine

China removes Uyghur language as medium of instruction in Xinjiang

Ministers move to stop backbench revolt over UK courts’ role in genocide rulings

Biden shows his hawkish side on China

China threatens to ‘do nothing’ on climate change if US continues genocide accusations

China Showcases ‘Happy’ Uighurs to Fend Off Genocide Claims

US must ‘impose cost’ on China for threat towards Taiwan, Ho …

Pressure and propaganda – the reality of reporting Xinjiang

Sen. Moran, colleagues reintroduce Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

The logic of sanctions is appealing, but do not work with communist countries

Uyghur News (Wednesday – Friday, January 27 – 29, 2021)

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Retail Trade Groups Ask Congress to Act on Xinjiang Forced Labor

Canadian Ruling Party Lawmaker Backs Call From Opposition to Label Xinjiang Abuses ‘Genocide’

Xinjiang Forced Labor Requires ‘Clear and Decisive Action’

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jewish figures condemn Uighur persecution

Genocide against the Uyghurs: Legal Grounds for the United States’ Bipartisan Genocide Determination

Biden Appointee: State Department Didn’t Follow Procedure for Uyghur Genocide Determination

Activists remember Holocaust by advocating for Uyghurs

British Jews Condemn Uyghur Persecution In China On Holocaust Remembrance Day

Religious Rights Advocates Remember Holocaust by Urging an End to Uyghur Persecution

Blinken says his judgment that China committed genocide has not changed


It is time for companies to step up efforts on forced labour

Joint Statement From AAFA, FDRA, NRF, RILA, And USFIA Urging Clear And Decisive Action On XUAR

With China’s treatment of Muslim Uighurs determined to be genocide, Biden administration under pressure to act

‘Made in China’ Book Spotlights Uighur Forced Labor in Supply Chain

Turkish opposition party against China extradition pact

Are Canadians buying products allegedly made in forced labour camps?

Turkish Opposition Challenge Erdogan Over Uighur Silence

China nixes Antony Blinken climate appeal over Uighur genocide claims

Jewish communities condemn China’s incarceration of Uighurs – it’s time to put human lives before economies

East Turkistan govt-in exile likens CCP with Nazis

These Student Activists Are Demanding the Fashion Industry “Free Uyghur Now”

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jews, Christians Say Genocide Is Happening Again—in Xinjiang

US Retail Trade Groups Ask Congress to Act on Xinjiang Forced Labour

The Chinese Communist Party embodies aggression and tyranny

Uyghurs Losing Circumcision Traditions Under China’s Xinjiang Policies

Surveilliance of Uyghurs Detailed in Chinese Police Database

Uyghur Language Instruction Absent From Schools in Xinjiang’s Kelpin County

China Is Now Sending Twitter Users to Prison for Posts Most Chinese Can’t See

Marco Rubio Brings Back the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Keeping China accountable for Xinjiang

Campaigners urge UK government to act against genocide

Graffiti equating Holocaust with Uighur persecution painted on monument

U.S. must be prepared to impose costs on China – Biden security adviser

MEPs set to block China trade deal over human rights concerns

Uyghur News (Sunday – Tuesday, January 24 – 26, 2021)

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Canada urged to formally label China’s Uyghur persecution as genocide

Jewish leaders use Holocaust Day to decry persecution of Uighurs

Sen. Rick Scott to Biden Administration: stop sending taxpayer dollars to communist China

Government of Canada Sets Compliance Expectations for Canadian Businesses Linked to Xinjiang, China

With the US now calling China’s treatment of the Uyghurs ‘genocide’, how should NZ respond?

‘It Went on For Four Hours, Just to Film a Single Video’: Uyghur Former Camp Instructor

From Pompeo to Blinken, A Genocide Is a Genocide

Listen to the millions of voices lost in the Holocaust

China’s human rights report card for 2020

Your situation reminds me of Holocaust, rabbi tells daughter of imprisoned Uyghur woman

Uyghur Muslims Remember The Holocaust, As The CCP Looks To Repeat It

Chinese Government Sponsors Facial Recognition Technology to Detect Uyghurs

Lord Alton to battle on for genocide ruling

Activist urges Biden to fight for all enslaved Uyghurs

The United States should Give Hong Kongers And Uighurs A Ticket To Freedom

China seized my sister. Biden must fight for her and all enslaved Uighurs.

The Holocaust is screaming to be heard. It’s time we listened.

SMHRIC: Secretary of State Pompeo Meets with Human Rights Campaigners (update)

December 3, 2020
New York
On December 3, 2020, Southern Mongolian representatives Mr. Enghebatu Togochog, Director of the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center and Mr. Dugarjab L. Hotala, founder and Director of InterMongol Network, met with the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the United States Department of State.

The meeting was organized by the Committee on Present Danger: China and the Captive Nations Coalition. Headed by Mr. Frank Gaffney, Vice Chairman of CPDC, Ms. Dede Laugesen, Executive Director of Save the Persecuted Christians, and Mr. Kim Se Hoon, Director of the Captive Nations Coalition, the delegation included representatives from Southern Mongolia, Tibet, East Turkistan, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Falun Gong practitioners.

Following the meeting with the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the delegates also had meetings with the Assistant Secretary of State Robert A. Destro, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Ken Cuccinelli and Congressman Scott Perry.

Southern Mongolian representatives highlighted the Chinese Government’s ongoing cultural genocide as well as other atrocities the Chinese Communist Party committed in Southern Mongolia after the sovereign nation was occupied by the communist regime in 1949.

Southern Mongolian representatives Mr. Enghebatu Togochog (left 6) and Mr. Dugarjab L. Hotala (left 4) along with the Committee on Present Danger China members and other captive nations representatives, meet with the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (center), Assistant Secretary Robert A. Destro (left 1) and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s top advisor Miles Yu (Yu Maochun, right 1)

Uyghur News (Tuesday- Wednesday, January 19 – 20, 2021)

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U.S. secretary of state nominee Blinken sees strong foundation for bipartisan China policy

Pompeo Accuses China of ‘Genocide,’ With Support From Successor

Biden Team Hints at Keeping Trump’s Tough Line Toward China

Uyghur activist calls for help to end ‘genocide’ in China

Sasse Warns U.S. Not ‘Taking the Uyghur Genocide Seriously’

Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders urge MPs to back Uyghur amendment

Solar Industry Pushed To Examine Supply Chain After Reports of Forced Labor in China

UK considers genocide clause for post-Brexit trade deals over Uighur issue

U.S. Says China Is Committing Genocide Against Uighur Muslims

China’s Oppression of Muslims in Xinjiang, Explained

U.S., Canadian and U.K. Governments Put Additional Pressure on Xinjiang Sourcing and Related Corporate Compliance Programs

Custom WRO prohibits all imports of cotton and tomato products from Xinjiang

EXPLAINER: What’s next after US accused China of genocide

Genocide in Xinjiang: The Word is No Longer Taboo

Uyghur Rights Group Applauds US’ Atrocity Determination Of Chinese Genocide

Pompeo Says China Guilty of Genocide Against Uyghur Muslims

Board supported amendment to stop UK trade deals with ‘genocidal’ regimes falls just short in Commons vote


SMHRIC: PRESS RELEASE: International human-rights coalition urges the Swedish Migration Court to avoid mistake of deporting those who need protection

PRESS RELEASE: International human-rights coalition urges the Swedish Migration Court to avoid mistake of deporting those who need protection

January 20, 2021
New York

A group of 24 international human-rights and activists groups has issued an open letter, to the Swedish Migration Court to stress their grave concern that should Mr Baolige Wurina be deported to China he faces as an exile activist and minority, a very high risk of persecution through unfair trial, imprisonment and inhumane treatment including risk of torture.

The letter urges Swedish authorities not to turn a blind-eye to the warning signs of the cultural genocide under way in Southern Mongolia, also known as “Inner Mongolia”, marked most recently by the ban of the Mongolian language and sweeping arrests of protesters by Chinese authorities. Louisa Greve of Uyghur Human Rights Projects reiterates, “We know from Xinjiang that step-by-step elimination of native language education is a red flag for slow-motion cultural genocide”.

Enghebatu Togochog, Director of New York-based Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Centre continues, “We urge the Swedish court to recognize the true severity of what the ruling will have on the life of Baolige Wurina. Southern Mongolians have for decades been systematically oppressed by Chinese authorities in what amounts to a slow-motion genocide, regardless of what the Swedish court thinks they understand of the situation. Mongolian dissidents and exiles have a history of being imprisoned through unfair trials by the Chinese security apparatus that operate in all regions. It is certain that Baolige, having partaken in protests against China that have been amplified through this case, will face persecution in an notoriously opaque prison system should he be deported”
The letter highlights cases of past exiles of similar circumstances who have disappeared upon return, which demonstrate clearly the most probable fate awaiting Mr Wurina and must not be overlooked. The coalition calls for the Swedish court to uphold its international obligations, including its commitment to prevent refoulment – the deportation of a person at risk of inhumane treatment upon return. Mr Togochog continues: “Given that Sweden cannot guarantee the safety of Mr Wurina, and the poor human-rights record of China in regards to minorities and dissidents, the Swedish Court must not make the error of assuming that China will give Mr Wurina ‘fair’ treatment, when such ‘fair’ treatment does not exist in reality”.

The letter also stresses the very high risk that should the deportation of Mr Wurina to China go ahead, history will likely judge this as a failure of the Swedish immigration judicial system to live up to international commitments thus a threat to become a stain to the integrity of the systems as a whole. The letter continues: “this failure would not only have severe consequences on the life of Mr Wurina, but would also make the court complicit in the continued persecution and human rights abuse of minority dissidents by Chinese authorities”. It ends by stressing that the Court must review their ruling in order to ensure that protection is given to those who need protection, thereby reiterating the international standing of Sweden as a guardian of human rights.

On behalf of the following organizations:

Campaign for Uyghurs, Washington
Free Tibet, London
FreedomUmmah, Jakarta
Friends of Tibet, Bulgaria
Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe (FOREF Europe), Vienna
Grupo de Apoio ao Tibete, Portugal
International Society of Human Rights (Sweden branch), Stockholm
International Tibet Network, London
Inner Mongolian People’s Party, Sweden
Mongolian Culture Association of Sweden, Stockholm
Safeguard Defenders, Madrid
Santa Barbara Friends of Tibet, Santa Barbara
Society of Threatened Peoples (German branch), Göttingen
Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Centre, New York
Students for a Free Tibet, Japan
Save the Mongolian Language, Russia
Southern Mongolia Congress
Swedish Tibet Committee, Stockholm
The Norwegian Tibet Committee
Tibet Support Group Nederland
Tibet Initiative Deutschland
Uyghur Human Rights Project, Washington
Uyghur Aid, Finland
Youth Liberation Front of Tibet, East-Turkistan, Manchuria & Inner-Mongolia, New Delhi

Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC)

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Determination of the Secretary of State on Atrocities in Xinjiang

The United States of America has led the world in holding the perpetrators of the most heinous human rights abuses accountable. From the Nuremberg Trials, to the creation of the Genocide Convention in 1948, to the declaration of ISIS’s recent genocide against the Yazidis, Christians, and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, Americans have given voice to those who have been silenced by evil, and stood with the living who cry out for truth, the rule of law, and justice. We do so not because we are compelled to act by any international court, multilateral body, or domestic political concern. We do so because it is right.

For the past four years, this Administration has exposed the nature of the Chinese Communist Party and called it what it is: a Marxist-Leninist regime that exerts power over the long-suffering Chinese people through brainwashing and brute force. We have paid particular attention to the CCP’s treatment of the Uyghur people, a Muslim minority group that resides largely in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China. While the CCP has always exhibited a profound hostility to all people of faith, we have watched with growing alarm the Party’s increasingly repressive treatment of the Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups.

Our exhaustive documentation of the PRC’s actions in Xinjiang confirms that since at least March 2017, local authorities dramatically escalated their decades-long campaign of repression against Uyghur Muslims and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups, including ethnic Kazakhs and ethnic Kyrgyz. Their morally repugnant, wholesale policies, practices, and abuses are designed systematically to discriminate against and surveil ethnic Uyghurs as a unique demographic and ethnic group, restrict their freedom to travel, emigrate, and attend schools, and deny other basic human rights of assembly, speech, and worship. PRC authorities have conducted forced sterilizations and abortions on Uyghur women, coerced them to marry non-Uyghurs, and separated Uyghur children from their families.

Party apparatchiks have denied international observers unhindered access to Xinjiang and denounced reliable reports about the worsening situation on the ground, instead spinning fanciful tales of happy Uyghurs participating in educational, counter-terror, women’s empowerment, and poverty alleviation projects. Meanwhile, they are delivering far darker messages to their own people, portraying Uyghurs as “malignant tumors,” comparing their faith to a “communicable plague,” and exhorting the Party faithful to implement a crushing blow, telling them “you can’t uproot all the weeds hidden among the crops in the field one-by-one; you need to spray chemicals to kill them all.”


Pompeo designates China’s treatment of Uighurs an ‘act of genocide’

In a parting shot as he prepares to leave office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of a state-sanctioned “genocide” of its Uighur population in the Xinjiang province.

“We are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state,” Pompeo wrote in a statement Tuesday.

The U.S. is now the first state to accuse China of genocide. Such a determination is rare and could prompt the Biden administration to impose even more sanctions on the U.S. rival. Then-Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates said last year that the Chinese Communist Party’s policies amounted to a “genocide.”
After the U.S. announcement, other nations could be prompted to make a similar determination.

“What took so long is when you do something like this, you have to be right,” Pompeo said of the timing on Fox News’ “America Reports” Tuesday. “Indeed, leaders all across the world I think will recognize the United States got this right.”

Pompeo made the determination as President-elect Biden’s administration is set to take office in less than 24 hours, and hearings for Biden’s nominee to succeed Pompeo, Antony Blinken, began Tuesday afternoon.

The secretary detailed: “These crimes are ongoing and include: the arbitrary imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty of more than one million civilians, forced sterilization, torture of a large number of those arbitrarily detained, forced labor, and the imposition of draconian restrictions on freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, and freedom of movement.” He added that in addition to forced sterilization and forced abortions, the CCP had coerced Uighur women into marrying non-Uighurs and separated Uighur children from their families.

Pompeo said the Trump administration had for the past four years been working to expose the Chinese Communist Party as “a Marxist-Leninist regime that exerts power over the long-suffering Chinese people through brainwashing and brute force.”

Last week, the administration announced it would halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Xinjiang province. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials said they would block any imports suspected of being tied to forced labor.

Pompeo also announced the State Department would sanction six additional Chinese and Hong Kong officials over the arrest of 50 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong earlier this month.

Since last year, the Trump administration has steadily ramped up pressure on Beijing, imposing sanctions on officials and companies for activities and Taiwan, Tibet, and the South China Sea. Such penalties have been ramped up as the White House has blamed China for covering up information about Covid-19.

Many of those who have taken part in the repression of Xinjiang are already under sanction.

China has imprisoned over one million people, mostly Uighur and other majority-Muslim minorities, in a network of concentration camps, U.S. officials and human rights groups say.

China says its policies are only to promote development in the region.