Category Archives: human dignity

Uyghur News (Wednesday – Sunday, November 18 – 22, 2020)

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– Taking action as millions of Uighur Muslims are tortured in Xinjiang, China

– ‘Uighur Jail’ Note Found in St. Petersburg Shoe Alarms Human Right Experts

– Uyghur refugees speak out against genocide and crimes against humanity

– Why Hollywood turns a blind eye to China’s human rights abuses

– Japan watching human rights conditions in China’s Xinjiang’s-xinjiang

– “Help! I’m in jail in China”: provocation, fake, or a cry from the heart of Uyghur people?

– China’s Surveillance State Sucks Up Data. U.S. Tech Is Key to Sorting It.

– Apple said to be among US companies lobbying against Uighur forced labor bill

– China Targets Muslim Scholars And Writers With Increasingly Harsh Restrictions

– Putting the spotlight on a genocide; Canada’s small Uighur community struggles to make people understand

– China has a long history of Uyghur discrimination: Activists

– China-Sensitive Topics at US Universities Draw More Online Harassment

– IndustriALL Global Union endorses to end Uyghur forced labour

– Apple is lobbying a against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China

– Xinjiang Authorities Have Detained Hundreds of Imams, Upending Uyghur Religious Life

Uyghur News (Saturday – Tuesday,November 14 – 17, 2020)

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– Chinese actions against Uyghurs must be recognised as ‘genocide’

– ‘Every Uyghur is freedom fighter’: Uyghur leader vows to fight back against Chinese atrocities in Xinjiang

– Bob Rae calls on UN to investigate evidence of genocide against China’s Uighur minority

– Malaysia stands firm on not deporting Uygurs, risking Beijing’s anger

– Uyghur leader vows to fight against Chinese atrocities

– Large COVID-19 outbreak in Xinjiang, China

– The Uighurs’ Nightmare — In Their Own Words

– Tower Hamlets objects to new China embassy after Uighur crackdown

-Foreign office urged to introduce sanctions on Chinese officials and organisations for torture and abuse of uyghurs

– US, International Lawmakers Urge UN to Launch Probe of Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

– China will replace concentration camps with high-tech oppression, US diplomat warns

– After parliamentary study on Uyghur ‘genocide’, Canada pushes for sanctions on Chinese officials

– ‘Switzerland needs to include concerns of Tibetans, Uyghurs in its policy on China’

Uyghur News (Wednesday – Friday, November 12 – 15, 2020)

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– China Muslims: Volkswagen says ‘no forced labour’ at Xinjiang plant

– Xinjiang Authorities Detain Vocalist, Dozens of Others For Watching Turkish TV Series

– Tales of Uyghurs who disappeared overnight in Xinjiang

– In Xinjiang, a Roll Call of Disappearances and Extrajudicial Incarcerations

– Jailed Uyghur Scholar Rahile Dawut to Receive ‘Courage to Think’ Award

– Internment Camps in Xinjiang’s Aksu Separated by Crematorium

– Surveillance, reeducation and the Office of Honesty: How China tames its people

– Dhaka, Nepal, New York & Tokyo witness major anti-China protests on Uyghur issue

– Raza Academy protests against China govt’s ‘persecution of Uyghur Muslims’

– EU staff reject use of Chinese giant Hikvision’s surveillance equipment over Uyghur repression

Uyghur News (Thursday – Tuesday, November 05 -10, 2020)

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– US Drops ETIM From Terror List, Weakening China’s Pretext For Xinjiang Crackdown

– Journalist questions silence of Islamic nations over Uyghur issue

– TikTok denies parent company helps Chinese government spy on and persecute Uighur Muslims

– The Disappearing Mosques In Xinjiang

– Coronavirus: Xinjiang city must brave ‘wartime conditions’ to stop Covid-19

– Global MPs Urge ICC to Probe Whether Abuses in Xinjiang Constitute Genocide

– ICC Uighur genocide complaint backed by parliamentarians around world

– Reports Of China Keeping Uyghurs On Surveillance Confirmed One More Time

– Whistleblower accuses UN of complicity in Uighur genocide

– Uyghur Businessman Faces Deportation to Xinjiang by Saudi Authorities

– How the U.S. Has Reacted to China’s Treatment of Uyghurs

– Beijing 2022 Olympics: Stop the ‘Genocide Games’

Uyghur News (Saturday,October 31 – November 04, 2020)

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– ‘China’s Uyghur Genocide Setting Worst Example To Other Nations’: Ex-Pentagon Official

– Hursan Hassen’s story is a Uighur tragedy

– Indonesia Deports Three Uyghurs Back to China

– YU Stands with Uighurs Holds First Event

– How to hold China accountable on human rights issues | Statement.

– Xinjiang Covid Outbreak Is China’s Biggest Since Summer

– Six Camp Detainees From a Street in Xinjiang’s Uchturpan Have Died or Are Seriously Ill

– CFU executive director Rushan Abbas calls China’s treatment towards Uyghur intellectual Hursan Hassan an example of ‘brutal persecutions’

– ‘UN actively passing names of Uighur dissidents to Chinese regime:’ whistleblower

– Virus Outbreak: Xinjiang outbreak China’s most severe since summer

– Self-Proclaimed Uyghur Former Chinese Spy Shot by Unknown Assailant in Turkey

– Uyghur civilisation in China continues to be erased as part of chilling mission

– ‘The atmosphere has become abnormal’: Han Chinese views from Xinjiang

– Man ‘forced’ to inform on fellow Uyghurs for China shot in Turkey, report says

Uyghur News (Tuesday – Friday,October 27 – 30, 2020)

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– Uyghurs are desperate for action in Xinjiang. Some say only Trump can help

– US senators propose China ‘genocide’ declaration

– Indonesia Mum on Fate of Uyghur Prisoners Reportedly Deported to China

– In Indonesia, Pompeo Urges Muslims to Challenge China’s Xinjiang Policies

– Pompeo Says China ‘Gravest Threat to Future of Religious Freedom’

– China’s most-controlled region is facing the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak in months

– Pompeo calls on Indonesian Muslims to oppose China’s Uighur issue

– Senators Call for Formal Recognition of the Uyghur Genocide

– Activists Hail Canadian Parliamentary Committee Report on Uighur ‘Genocide’

– Hard to find greater a ‘hypocrite’ than Imran Khan: Analysts on Pak PM’s silence on Uighur issue

Uyghur News (Monday, October 26, 2020)

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– Uyghurs are desperate for action in Xinjiang. Some say only Trump can help

– China is testing millions of people in Xinjiang for Covid-19 after one asymptomatic case found

– China’s “Untenable Operating Environment” for Business in Xinjiang

– Exclusive: EU taps Chinese technology linked to Muslim internment camps in Xinjiang

– Scores of Coronavirus Cases Detected Amid New Outbreak in Xinjiang’s Kashgar

– China continued religious crackdown during renewal of Vatican deal

– Canada, world must act on China’s repression of Uighurs

Uyghur News (Tuesday – Sunday,October 20 – 25, 2020)

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– Two Missing Tianjin University Students Confirmed Detained in Xinjiang

– Letter: Tibetan security measures offer a lesson for Uighurs

– China slams Canada after report calls Uighur policy ‘genocide’

– Some 20,000 Former Camp Detainees Working at Xinjiang Factory Tied to Forced Labor

– Canadian MPs deem China’s actions vs Uyghurs ‘genocide’

– Indonesia Deports 4 Uyghur Terrorism Convicts to China, Experts Say

– China’s Xinjiang finds asymptomatic coronavirus case in Kashgar

– Donald Trump’s China adviser suggests Beijing’s Xinjiang activities are a ‘crime against humanity’

– Can the stain of forced and child labour be removed from cotton?

VOA: Thousands Held in Inner Mongolia As Crackdown on Language Protesters Continues

Protesters hold banners and wave the Mongolian flag in Ulaanbaataar, capital of Mongolia, to oppose Chinese policies in Inner Mongolia, Oct. 1, 2020.

Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia have detained at least 8,000 ethnic Mongolians amid regionwide resistance to plans to phase out the use of the Mongolian language in schools.

“An estimated 8,000–10,000 [ethnic] Mongolians have been placed under some form of police custody since late August,” the New York-based Southern Mongolia Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) said in a statement on its website.

The ruling Chinese Communist Party has carried out mass arrests, arbitrary detentions, forced disappearances, house arrests, and “intensive training” across the region, which borders the independent country of Mongolia, after parents and students organized a region-wide class boycott and took to the streets in protest at changes to the curriculum, sources in the region and overseas rights activists have said.

Khubis, an ethnic Mongolian activist living in Japan, told RFA that rights lawyer Hu Baolong and activist Yang Jindulima remain in custody.

He said some detainees have refused officially appointed lawyers, in the hope of appointing a defense attorney of their own.

Hu was detained by police in his home city of Tongliao along with at least eight others on suspicion of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble,” a charge often used to target peaceful critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

U.S.-based ethnic Mongolian Nomin, a former colleague of Hu’s, said she had been unable to get in touch directly with anyone connected with Hu or Yang.

Yang hails from Abag Banner in Shilingol League, which borders Mongolia.

“I talked to Yang [before the protests], and she told me she wouldn’t be taking part because she had just gotten married,” Nomin said. “She had opened a restaurant in Xilinhot, but the police still had her under constant surveillance.”

“A couple of police officers would just go and sit in her restaurant every day without saying anything,” she said.

The authorities have also fired ethnic Mongolian parents, blacklisted and expelled their children, confiscated assets, and denied bank loans to protesting parents, SMHRIC said.

Local governments, party committees, Communist Youth Leagues, state prosecutors, and courts have issued wanted notices across the region for anyone engaging in protest activity, it said.

“The Chinese regime has really shown its weakness, ineffectiveness, and arbitrariness before this massive nonviolent civil disobedience,” group director Enghebatu Togochog said.

“It is laughable that five different authorities including the court and procuratorates, who really have no business in this matter, piled up their rubber stamps on a single document to intimidate Mongolians,” he said.

This picture taken July 16 , 2016 shows the Genghis Khan equestrian statue (the world’s largest equestrian statue) in Tsonjin Boldog near Ulan Baator and Erdenet in Tov province. Credit: AFP

Prominent dissidents detained

Among the thousands placed in some form of detention are prominent ethnic Mongolian dissidents and their families, rights activists, writers, lawyers, and leaders of traditional herding communities.

Ethnic Mongolian dissident writer Hada, who remains under house arrest following a 15-year jail term for “espionage” and “separatism,” is now completely incommunicado, while the whereabouts of his activist wife Xinna and the couple’s grown son Uiles are currently unknown, SMHRIC said.


Uyghur News (Sunday – Monday, October 17-19 2020)

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– Now They Come for the Uyghur Children: Thousands Sent to Jail-Like Boarding Schools

– China’s crackdown on the Uighurs

– ‘Something close’ to genocide in China’s Xinjiang: WH

– ‘Proud Australian tradition of calling out the bully’: Islamic leaders praise Andrew Hastie over plight of Uighurs

– Nuclear imperialism in China’s Xinjiang

– Uyghur Afghan National Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp

– China Is Stepping Up Its Control over Religion

– Senators Ask Pope Francis to Press China on Religious Freedoms

– Protest in Canada against ‘China’s brutal repression’ of Uyghurs

– The Pope’s Latest Encyclical Is Beautiful—and Hypocritical