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Herders took to the streets to protest pig farming

Herders took to the streets to protest pig farming

On August 13, 2020, more than 300 Mongolian herders from Southern Mongolia’s Durbed Banner took to the streets of the banner capital to protest government-backed pig farming. At least three herdswomen were beaten by the police at the protest scene in front of the government building.

Holding long banners reading “No to pig farming on grasslands, no to destruction of natural environment,” herders shouted slogans in front of the government building: “We don’t want pig farms! We want our grasslands protected!”

Video clips the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) received from the protesters show that local police attempted to block the marching herders from entering the government premises and confiscated their banners.

“Police twisted our hands and confiscated our banners,” a herdswoman said in a cell phone video clip she took at the scene. “Two elderly ladies’ hands were badly injured, and I am in severe pain.”

According to a local herder at the protest named Hasbaatar, the Durbed Banner government recently made a deal with a Chinese investor to set up seven pig farms on the local herders’ grazing land without the free, prior, and informed consent of local Mongolian communities.

“As a result of our strong protest, all seven pig farms suspended their operations 70 days ago,” Mr. Hasbaatar said in an audio statement. “But three days ago, the largest of the seven resumed operation again. This is why we are here today to protest.”

As part of the larger campaign of eradicating the traditional Mongolian way of life in Southern Mongolia, the Chinese government has promoted large-scale pig farming on grasslands, sparking a series of protests in rural Mongolian pastoralist communities.

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Uyghur News ( Wednesday, August 12, 2020)

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– We Face the Specter of Genocide in Xinjiang | Opinion
https://www.newsweek.com/we-face-specter-genocide-xinjiang-opinion-1524133

– China involved in mass rapes of Uyghur women: Activist`
https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/266062508/china-involved-in-mass-rapes-of-uyghur-women-activist

– Two cardinals among 80 faith leaders demanding justice for Uyghurs in China
https://catholicleader.com.au/news/two-cardinals-among-80-faith-leaders-demanding-justice-for-uyghurs-in-china

– How Dehumanizing Uyghurs Became a Profitable Enterprise, with Darren Byler
https://www.albawaba.com/news/how-dehumanizing-uyghurs-became-profitable-enterprise-darren-byler-1373933

– ‘They’re Literally Not Saying Anything’: Reporter on NBA Response to Claims About Xinjiang Academy
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/nba-08122020132516.html

Uyghur News ( Sunday – Monday, August 09 – 10, 2020)

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– Faith leaders, including 20 British Rabbis, call for urgent action on Xinjiang ‘potential genocide’
https://www.thejc.com/news/world/faith-leaders-call-for-urgent-action-on-potential-genocide-in-xinjiang-1.502608

– The Story of Rizwangul: A Uyghur Woman in Search of a Brother Who “Disappeared”
https://bitterwinter.org/rizwangul-a-uyghur-woman-in-search-of-a-brother-who-disappeared/

– Apple imported clothes from Xinjiang firm facing US forced labour sanctions
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/10/apple-imported-clothes-from-xinjiang-firm-facing-us-forced-labour-sanctions

– Cabada’s duty to prevent unfolding Uyghur genocide
https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/august-2020/canadas-duty-to-prevent-unfolding-uyghur-genocide/

– Indian-Americans protest China’s aggression against India, human rights violations of Uyghurs
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– Filing of a petition with ICC: Beginning of Uighurs’ legal battle against China
https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/08/10/filing-of-a-petition-with-icc-beginning-of-uighurs-legal-battle-against-china/

– Why is the Catholic church silent on the Uighurs?
https://www.thearticle.com/what-is-the-catholic-church-silent-on-the-uighurs

– Chinese pressure? Pope Francis remains silent on Uighur Muslims
https://www.wionews.com/world/chinese-pressure-pope-francis-remains-silent-on-uighur-muslims-319565

– Chinese Cardinals, World Religious Leaders: ‘We Stand With the Uyghurs’
https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/chinese-cardinals-world-religious-leaders-we-stand-with-the-uyghurs

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– Apple Sourced Clothes for Apple Stores From Chinese Firm Accused of Using Forced Uighur Muslim Labor
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Uyghur News ( Friday, August 07, 2020)

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– Xinjiang’s Restricted-Access ‘Residential Area’ For Uyghurs Accused of Lighter ‘Offenses’
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/offenses-08072020133950.html

– China: Video of Uighur model in Covid-19 center refocuses attention on persecution in Xinjiang
https://observers.france24.com/en/20200807-china-video-uighur-model-covid-19-center-refocuses-attention-persecution-xinjiang

– Pope Francis is yet to condemn the atrocities committed against the Uighur people in China
https://inews.co.uk/news/world/pope-francis-silent-human-rights-abuses-china-uighurs-573269

– The rise of nationalism has led to increased oppression of minorities around the world – but the Uighur and Kashmir are reported differently
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/uighur-china-nationalism-india-kashmir-modi-trump-brazil-a9659161.html

Uyghur News ( Wednesday – Thursday, August 05 – 06, 2020)

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– Secret footage shows Uighur man’s detention inside Chinese prison
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/secret-footage-uighur-detention-merdan-ghappar-chinese-prison-xinjiang

– A Uighur man recorded life inside a high-security Chinese internment camp. Here’s what he said it was like.
https://www.businessinsider.com/uighur-mergan-ghappar-china-detention-camp-video-rare-glimpse-2020-8

– Uighur model sends rare video from Chinese detention
https://www.foxnews.com/world/uighur-model-rare-video-china-detention

– Forced Sterilization of Uyghur Women is a Violation of a Woman’s Right to Reproductive Autonomy
https://www.jurist.org/commentary/2020/08/philip-alexander-china-uyghur-women-forced-sterilization/

– The plight of Uighur Muslims in China: A rare glimpse inside internment
https://www.wionews.com/videos/the-plight-of-uighur-muslims-in-china-a-rare-glimpse-inside-internment-318384

– Asia In-Depth Podcast: Xinjiang Under Surveillance
https://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/asia-depth-podcast-xinjiang-under-surveillance

– Stop the lip service on Uyghur forced labor
http://www.southeastsun.com/opinion/article_d1b3a78a-d75c-11ea-9733-3f8ed69caef6.html

– It is our duty to stand up for the Uighurs
https://www.thejc.com/comment/opinion/it-is-our-duty-to-stand-up-for-the-uighurs-1.502350

Uyghur News ( Monday – Tuesday, August 03 – 04, 2020)

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– Kashmir leader slams China over treatment towards Uyghurs
https://www.indiablooms.com/news-details/N/63679/kashmir-leader-slams-china-over-treatment-towards-uyghurs.html

– China tells Pakistan to not get ’emotional’ over Uighur crisis
https://www.wionews.com/south-asia/china-tells-pakistan-to-not-get-emotional-over-uighur-crisis-317929

– Zumret Dawut: Uighur Woman ‘Forcibly Sterilized’ in Chinese Camp
https://heavy.com/news/2020/08/zumret-dawut-uighur-sterilized/

– How Jewish Americans can help stop China’s genocide of Uighur Muslims
https://forward.com/opinion/452047/want-to-do-something-to-prevent-genocide-in-xinjiang-here-are-some/

– East Turkistan Government-in-Exile lauds US sanctions against XPCC
https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/265987154/east-turkistan-government-in-exile-lauds-us-sanctions-against-xpcc

– Uyghur Organizations File Complaint To ICC Against China
https://www.oann.com/uyghur-organizations-file-complaint-to-icc-against-china/

Uyghur News ( Sunday, August 02, 2020)

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– Uighur activist reads harrowing first-hand testimony of Chinese “reeducation camps”
https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/maajid-nawaz/uighur-harrowing-testimony-of-chinese-reeducation-camp/

– China advertises marriages to Uighur girls to attract men into Xinjiang
https://www.siasat.com/china-advertises-marriages-to-uighur-girls-to-attract-men-into-xinjiang-1936160/

– US imposes sanctions on Chinese company over abuse of Uighurs
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/537016

– China forces Uyghur women to marry Han men
https://english.newstracklive.com/news/chinas-barbarity-on-uyghur-women-and-girls-forcibly-marrying-han-men-mc24-nu-ta272-1109917-1.html

– Kashmir leader slams China over treatment towards Uyghurs
https://www.indiablooms.com/news-details/N/63679/kashmir-leader-slams-china-over-treatment-towards-uyghurs.html

Uyghur News ( Saturday, August 01, 2020)

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– The Chinese Communist Party’s Fall From Grace Over Mass Atrocities In Xinjiang
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewelinaochab/2020/08/01/the-chinese-communist-partys-fall-from-grace-over-mass-atrocities-in-xinjiang/#30660d874c49

– US ramps up sanctions over Uighur abuses with penalties on powerful Chinese paramilitary group
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-ramps-sanctions-uighur-abuses-penalties-powerful-chinese/story?id=72105534

– Muslim Uighurs are forcibly put in concentration camps in China: Hashim Qureshi
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https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/muslim-uighurs-are-forcibly-put-in-concentration-camps-in-china-hashim-qureshi20200801171608/

Uyghur News ( Friday, July 31, 2020)

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– Women in Xinjiang shine a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/30/asia/xinjiang-sterilization-women-human-rights-intl-hnk/index.html

– US imposes sanctions on Chinese ‘state-within-a-state’ linked to Xinjiang abuses
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/31/us-sanctions-china-xinjiang-uighurs

– U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese company over abuse of Uighurs
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trump/us-imposes-human-rights-sanctions-on-chinese-company-individuals-idUSKCN24W29O

– East Turkistan Govt-In-Exile Urges Muslim World To Break Silence On Chinese Oppression In Xinjiang
http://www.businessworld.in/article/East-Turkistan-govt-in-exile-urges-Muslim-world-to-break-silence-on-Chinese-oppression-in-Xinjiang/31-07-2020-303563/

– Uighur group calls for China to lose 2022 Winter Olympics over ‘genocide’
https://www.wionews.com/world/uighur-group-calls-for-china-to-lose-2022-winter-olympics-over-genocide-317143

Uyghur News ( Wednesday – Thursday, July 29 – 30, 2020)

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– Pope Francis’s Silence on Xinjiang Speaks Volumes
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/29/pope-francis-xinjiang-uighur-genocide-china-catholic-church/

– Wife of Jailed Dissident Who Stood up For Uyghurs Calls For His Release
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wife-07292020111256.html

– My wife was detained, released, and disappeared again in China. Here’s my message on behalf of my people, the Uighurs.
https://www.businessinsider.com/uighur-china-father-mamutjan-abdurehim-wife-detained-ordeal-2020-7

– The Latest Research on Beijing’s Concentration-Camp Lies
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-latest-research-on-beijings-concentration-camp-lies/

– U.S. and Multilateral Policy Options to Address Abuses Against Uyghurs in Xinjiang
https://www.justsecurity.org/71621/u-s-and-multilateral-policy-options-to-address-abuses-against-uyghurs-in-xinjiang/

– How Orwell foretold the remaking of Xinjiang
https://www.newstatesman.com/world/asia/2020/07/how-orwell-foretold-remaking-xinjiang

– Uighur group calls for China to lose 2022 Games over ‘genocide’
https://www.france24.com/en/20200730-uighur-group-calls-for-china-to-lose-2022-games-over-genocide-1

– NJ Teen Says TikTok Censored Post Condemning China’s Concentration Camps
https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/07/30/nj-teen-says-tiktok-censored-post-condemning-chinas-concentration-camps/