Category Archives: human dignity

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

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

– 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/

Uyghur News ( Tuesday, July 28, 2020)

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– Activists are urging big brands to eradicate traces of human rights abuse in Xinjiang from their supply chains
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/28/business/uyghurs-xinjiang-forced-labor-brands-intl-hnk/index.html

– Covid-19 outbreak in Xinjiang prompts fears of spread inside China’s camps
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/28/covid-19-outbreak-in-xinjiang-prompts-fears-of-spread-inside-chinas-camps

– High time for world to question China’s genocide of Uyghurs, says activist
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/high-time-for-world-to-question-chinas-genocide-of-uyghurs-says-activist/articleshow/77215921.cms

– Concentration camps and forced labor: China’s repression of the Uighurs, explained
https://www.vox.com/2020/7/28/21333345/uighurs-china-internment-camps-forced-labor-xinjiang

– 5 real steps the US could take to help Uighurs in China
https://www.vox.com/2020/7/28/21337081/china-uighurs-muslims-trump-forced-labor-help

Uyghur News ( Sunday – Monday, July 26 – 27, 2020)

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

– Top EU official slams Volkswagen as ‘complicit’ in Chinese oppression
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/26/china-uiighur-volkswagen-eu-381970

– U.S. sanctions architect of Uyghur internment (July 27)
https://ge.usembassy.gov/u-s-sanctions-architect-of-uyghur-internment-july-27/

– Uyghur Turks in Istanbul protest against China
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/pg/photo-gallery/uyghur-turks-in-istanbul-protest-against-china

– Ekrem Mehmet: No Welcome, No Goodbye
https://bitterwinter.org/ekrem-mehmet-no-welcome-no-goodbye/

– The Uighurs’ suffering deserves targeted solutions, not anti-Chinese posturing
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/27/the-uighurs-suffering-deserves-targeted-solutions-not-anti-chinese-posturing

– Wall Street turns a blind eye to atrocities committed in China
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wall-street-turns-a-blind-eye-to-atrocities-committed-in-china-2020-07-25

– Xinjiang is another Bangladesh waiting to happen, says activist Lily Harding
https://www.indiablooms.com/world-details/SA/25259/xinjiang-is-another-bangladesh-waiting-to-happen-says-activist-lily-harding.html

– Genocide or not, the Uighurs need urgent international support
https://www.ft.com/content/8b712431-8c39-40a3-9390-c4d53624139f

– NBA cuts ties with China’s Xinjiang region
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nba-cuts-ties-with-chinas-xinjiang-region/

Uyghur News ( Friday – Saturday, July 24 – 25, 2020)

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– China is systematically detaining Uighurs — and the world isn’t doing enough about it
https://www.vox.com/2020/7/24/21337172/china-detaining-uighur-muslims-worldly-podcast

– Chinese Ambassador Confronted with Uighur Footage on Camera
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/chinese-ambassador-confronted-with-uighur-footage-on-camera/

– EU must sanction Chinese leaders involved in Uighur oppression, legislators say
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/24/china-uighurs-europe-sanctions-381080

– China’s vanishing Uighur graveyards
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/chinas-vanishing-uighur-graveyards-2ggld5lxp

– China’s Pushback: Beijing questions Western reporting on Xinjiang
https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2020/07/china-pushback-beijing-questions-western-reporting-xinjiang-200725065150345.html

-Mainland China reports 34 new coronavirus cases, including 20 in Xinjiang
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-cases/mainland-china-reports-34-new-coronavirus-cases-including-20-in-xinjiang-idUSKCN24Q02E

– Xinjiang is likely another Bangladesh waiting to happen with a population that dreads govt: Activist
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/xinjiang-is-likely-another-bangladesh-waiting-to-happen-activist/articleshow/77164053.cms

– ‘Millions In Camps, Abortions, Genocide’: EU Asks UN To Probe China’s Xinjiang Atrocities
https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/europe/eu-asks-un-to-probe-chinas-atrocities-in-xinjiang.html

– The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in Congress
https://www.borgenmagazine.com/the-uyghur-forced-labor-prevention-act/

– Nike should quit lecturing on social justice — and atone for using slave labor in China
https://nypost.com/2020/07/25/nike-should-quit-lecturing-on-social-justice-and-atone-for-using-slave-labor-in-china/

Uyghur News ( Wednesday – Thursday, July 22 – 23, 2020)

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

– Xinjiang Authorities Instruct Residents to Mislead Investigators Over Population Controls
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/investigators-07222020150455.html

– France wants observers to check China’s Uighur region
https://euobserver.com/tickers/148999

– Glavin: Canada cowers instead of helping China’s persecuted Uighurs
https://theprovince.com/opinion/glavin-canada-cowers-instead-of-helping-chinas-persecuted-uighurs/wcm/f003e44a-8991-486c-9387-a522aef72bee

– Top 10 world news today: Houston consulate row, China on Uighurs and more
https://www.wionews.com/world/top-10-world-news-today-houston-consulate-row-china-on-uighurs-and-more-315209

– What Is Known About China’s Forced Sterilization of Uighur Women
https://ricochet.com/podcast/problematic-women/what-is-known-about-chinas-forced-sterilization-of-uighur-women/

– Coalition Brings Pressure to End Forced Uighur Labor
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/fashion/uighur-forced-labor-cotton-fashion.html

– We have concerns over human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang: British High Commissioner Sir Philip Barton.
https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/newsalert/1140529-we-have-concerns-over-human-rights-abuses-against-uyghur-muslims-in-chinas-xinjiang-british-high-commissioner-sir-philip-b

– Nike Says China-based Supplier Sent All Uyghur Workers Home Amid Forced Labor Allegations
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/nike-07212020174533.html

– The Board of Deputies of British Jews compares China to Nazi Germany over treatment of Uyghurs
https://ejpress.org/the-board-of-deputies-of-british-jews-compares-china-to-nazi-germany-over-treatment-of-uyghurs/

– US BLACKLISTS 11 COMPANIES FOR UYGHUR OPPRESSION
https://www.valuewalk.com/2020/07/us-sanctions-china-uyghur-oppression/

– U.S. state official testifies China is working to steal U.S. COVID-19 technologies
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/07/22/US-state-official-testifies-China-is-working-to-steal-US-COVID-19-technologies/2401595431496/

– Apple and Nike urged to cut ‘China Uighur ties’
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53481253

– China is pursuing ‘demographic genocide’ against Uighurs, leading scholar says
https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20200723-china-is-pursuing-demographic-genocide-against-uighurs-leading-scholar-says

– My people are being murdered by China
https://www.thejc.com/comment/opinion/my-people-are-being-murdered-by-china-1.501841

Uyghur News ( Tuesday, July 21, 2020)

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– US sanctions 11 Chinese companies over human rights abuses in Xinjiang
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/21/business/us-sanctions-china-companies-xinjiang-intl-hnk/index.html

– Pompeo and Johnson discussed China’s actions in Hong Kong and Xinjiang
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-britain-johnson/pompeo-and-johnson-discussed-chinas-actions-in-hong-kong-and-xinjiang-idUSKCN24M1RT

– China’s Xinjiang Region Becomes Another CCP Virus Hotspot
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinas-xinjiang-region-becomes-another-ccp-virus-hotspot_3432390.html

– Hypocrisy from the top over China’s oppressed Uyghur minority
https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50391/Hypocrisy+from+the+top+over+Chinas+oppressed+

– Hawley accuses LeBron, Nike, NBA of profiting off slave labor in China
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hawley-accuses-lebron-nike-nba-of-profiting-off-slave-labor-in-china

– The West failed to stop the Holocaust – now we’re failing the Uyghurs
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-west-failed-to-stop-the-holocaust-now-we-re-failing-the-uyghurs

SMHRIC: Herders protest, demanding return of grazing land

SMHRIC
July 22, 2020
New York

Herders protest, demanding return of grazing land

Following a two-month protest, on July 21, 2020, more than 300 Mongolian herders from Bayan-uul Sum (a sum is an administrative unit equivalent to a township) of Southern (Inner) Mongolia’s Bairin Left Banner (a banner is an administrative unit equivalent to a county) gathered again in front of the banner government building in Lindong City.

Holding large signs reading, “We want justice. Return our legal rights,” “We strongly protest government officials ganging up with thugs to oppress the people!” “We strongly protest government officials disregarding laws to destroy people’s livelihoods!” and “Bairin Left Banner Government must return our legal rights,” herders demanded an immediate response from the banner governor.

The local police and SWAT team were deployed to block the herders from accessing the government building. Representatives of the herders were pushed back by the SWAT team when attempting to get through the city hall entrance to meet the governor.

“We are herders from Bayan-uul Sum, gathering here today to urge the government to answer our demand,” a herder told the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center via a WeChat message. “The government is abusing its power to bully the herders and destroying our land and livelihoods.”

“The banner government illegally appropriated our grazing land under the name of nature conservation project without our consent. We will defend our ancestral land at any cost,” another herder said in a video clip.

Bayan-uul Sum, located on the northern edge of Bairin Left Banner, has a piece of relatively well-preserved natural grassland where local Mongolian herders have struggled to maintain their traditional pastoralist way of life.

Starting in late May, the herders of Bayan-uul Sum organized themselves to stage protests and petitions on daily basis. During a protest on June 1, herders were pepper-sprayed and beaten up by local public security personnel and riot police while marching toward the government capital. Nearly 200 were arrested or detained.

In February, the banner government sent a notice to the herders of Bayan-uul Sum about the planned appropriation of grazing land for a national project of nature conservation. Herders from all 13 gachaa (a gachaa is an administrative unit comprised of several villages) sent their representatives to the sum and banner governments to protest the illegal appropriation.

According to communications from the local herders, the Bairin Left Banner Government has already received a large amount of funds from the higher levels of government after sending a falsified proposal that inflated the total area of land to meet the national nature conservancy requirement.

“The banner government is robbing our land in order to benefit from the so-called ‘national nature conversation project,’ disregarding our legal rights. We will fight to the end until justice is done,” another herder said in an audio statement to SMHRIC via WeChat.

Uyghur News ( Monday, July 20, 2020)

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

– Xinjiang capital in ‘wartime’ lockdown over spike in coronavirus cases
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/20/asia/coronavirus-xinjiang-urumqi-intl-hnk/index.html

– US blacklists 11 more Chinese firms over treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang
https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3093992/us-blacklists-more-11-chinese-firms-over-treatment

– Xinjiang Authorities Conceal Information About Latest Virus Outbreak as Citizens Panic
https://www.theepochtimes.com/xinjiang-authorities-conceal-information-about-latest-virus-outbreak-as-citizens-panic_3431381.html

– Asia Today: Outbreak in northwest China spreads to 2nd city
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/asia-today-outbreak-northwest-china-spreads-2nd-city-71872163

Uyghur News ( Saturday, July 18, 2020)

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– Asia Today: China battles new outbreak in far west Xinjiang
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/asia-today-morrison-scraps-parliament-meet-virus-spreads-71853019

– Horrors Beyond Comprehension: Disappearing Uyghur Children
https://www.news18.com/news/opinion/horrors-beyond-comprehension-disappearing-uyghur-children-2722915.html

– “Uighur atrocities could be worst crimes since The Holocaust”
https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/iain-dale/uighur-muslims-genocide-the-worst-crime-since-the-holocaust/

– UK’s Raab says clear Uighurs in China suffered human rights abuses
https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/world/uks-raab-says-clear-uighurs-in-china-suffered-human-rights-abuses-475010/

Explained: How Uyghur and Tibetans faced systemic destruction under Chinese President Xi Jinping
https://zeenews.india.com/world/explained-how-uyghur-and-tibetans-faced-systemic-destruction-under-chinese-president-xi-jinping-2296788.html

Uyghur News ( Thursday, July 16, 2020)

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– The World’s Most Technologically Sophisticated Genocide Is Happening in Xinjiang
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/15/uighur-genocide-xinjiang-china-surveillance-sterilization/

– China foreign ministry says Pompeo welcome to visit Xinjiang
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-mofa/china-foreign-ministry-says-pompeo-welcome-to-visit-xinjiang-idUSKCN24H14K

– 13 tonnes of hair taken from China’s Uyghur Muslims has ‘Nazi resonance’
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/13-tonnes-of-hair-taken-from-chinas-uyghur-muslims-has-nazi-resonance/

– How China Bought Muslim Rulers’ Acquiescence to Its Persecution of the Uighurs
https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/politics-current-affairs/2020/07/how-china-bought-muslim-rulers-acquiescence-to-its-persecution-of-the-uighurs/