DOLMA: Reconsider genocidal countries

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Originally published by Yale Daily News on September 25, 2018 As Yalies sipped cocktails in Beijing and snapped photos of the Great Wall this summer, the Uyghurs — a Muslim ethnic minority — faced genocidal policies within the same country. Uyghurs primarily live in the region of Xinjiang, an autonomous region (read more…)

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China Detains, ‘Disappears’ Parents of Faulty Vaccine Victims

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Originally published by RFA on September 20, 2018 Authorities in China are holding at least one vaccine campaigner and have ‘disappeared’ another following an attempted protest on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square earlier this month, RFA has learned. Dong Junhua, the parent of a child affected by substandard vaccines from Dancheng county in (read more…)

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New Era for Religion in China as Party Tightens Controls

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Originally published by VOA on September 20, 2018 BEIJING —  The recent closure of one of Beijing’s largest independent churches, and a crackdown on congregations elsewhere in China, are part of a broader effort to bring religion more fully under the ruling Communist Party’s control, say Christian leaders, scholars and (read more…)

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Human Rights Watch accuses China of forcing Turkic Muslims into ‘internment camps’

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Originally published by KentWired on September 19, 2018 China has been accused of detaining Turkic Muslims in what Human Rights Watch has referred to as “political education camps” due to their practice of Islam. The Chinese government, however, claims these facilities are “vocational education and employment training centers” for “criminals (read more…)

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The Guardian view on Xinjiang: China’s secret camps are at last in the spotlight

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Originally published by The Guardian on September 14, 2018 As increasing evidence emerges of the arbitrary detention of Muslim minorities on a shocking scale in the north-western region, the new UN rights chief and others are speaking out It is unthinkable. Yet week by week, the evidence mounts that in north-western (read more…)

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Beijing’s dispute against UN panel on Xinjiang may ring hollow

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Originally published by Asia Times on September 4, 2018 China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, hit back after reports of more than a million Uyghurs being held in internment camps in the western region of Xinjiang were deemed “credible” by a United Nations human-rights panel last month. In a (read more…)

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‘An information black hole’: Exiled Muslim Uighurs fear for loved ones back home as China tightens its grip on Xinjiang

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Originally published by HKFP on September 2, 2018 One year ago on his birthday, Murat Uyghur dialed the number to his parents’ phone in east Xinjiang from his home in Finland. No one answered, and he became increasingly worried. After several attempts to contact them, his father eventually picked up the (read more…)

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One in Six Uyghurs Held in Political ‘Re-Education Camps’ in Xinjiang’s Onsu County

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on August 31, 2018 More than one out of every six ethnic Uyghurs in one county in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are being detained in political “re-education camps,” according to local officials. Beginning in April 2017, Uyghurs accused of harboring “strong religious (read more…)

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Pak’s interest in Kashmir is selfish

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Originally published by Daily Excelsior on August 29, 2018 Harsha Kakar The latest news from China is its moving large numbers of Uyghur Moslems from the Xinjiang province into re-education centres. The matter was even discussed in the UN committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination. In this hearing the Germany based (read more…)

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US Lawmakers Urge Sanctions Against Chinese Officials, Companies Over Xinjiang Rights Violations

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on August 29, 2018 Nearly 20 U.S. lawmakers have penned a letter to Washington’s top diplomat and Treasury Secretary, urging them to level sanctions against officials and entities in China deemed responsible for abusing the rights of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the (read more…)

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Young Son of Uyghurs Held in Xinjiang Political ‘Re-Education Camps’ Dies in Drowning Incident

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on August 23, 2018 The young son of two ethnic Uyghurs languishing in a political “re-education camp” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) has drowned, according to official sources, highlighting how a policy of mass detentions in the region has left children to (read more…)

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More Than One in 10 Residents of Xinjiang Township Held in Political ‘Re-Education Camps’

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on August 24, 2018 More than one in 10 residents of Toqsun township in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have been detained in three political “re-education camps” in the area, according to an official source, who said he is unaware of anyone ever (read more…)

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