Arrests jump in China’s Xinjiang amid crackdown

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Originally published by AFP in September 3, 2019 One in 5 arrests made in China in 2017 took place in Xinjiang, although the region is home to just 2% of the country’s population, data from the local prosecutor’s office show BEIJING, China – The number of people arrested and imprisoned (read more…)

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Chinese police remind students to ‘love your country’ in warning over Hong Kong protests

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Originally published by The Telegraph in August 30, 2019 Chinese police are warning mainland students enrolled in university programs in Hong Kong to stay away from “illegal mass protests and street violence,” The Telegraph can reveal, as authorities try to suppress the unrest. Students received text message alerts from local police this week (read more…)

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China ramps up ‘pressure tactics’ as Hong Kong protests push on

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Originally published by AL Jazeera News in August 26, 2019  As anti-government protests in Hong Kong push on into their 12th week, Beijing is intensifying “intimidation tactics” on lawyers, journalists, and diplomats travelling to and from the mainland in an effort to contain the gravest threat to Chinese authority in decades. There (read more…)

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China ratchets up pressure ‘tactics’ as Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests enter 12th week

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Originally published by The Indian Wire in August 26, 2019  Beijing, August 26: China ratcheted up its “intimidation tactics” of journalists, diplomats, and lawyers travelling to Hong Kong from the mainland in efforts to hold the gravest risk to the Chinese authority in more than ten years, as pro-democracy protests enter its 12th week. Chinese (read more…)

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Washington’s major push for Xinjiang

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Originally published by New Age in August 6, 2019  In a bid to build an anti-Chinese coalition Washington would establish an annual meeting of foreign ministers and prominent representatives of civil society to discuss the state of religious freedom in various countries of the world. This year, the meeting took place (read more…)

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Jailing of Chinese Activist, Editor Draws International Calls for Release

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia in August 2, 2019  Overseas governments and human rights organizations have strongly condemned the jailing of Chinese rights activist Huang Qi for 12 years on state secrets charges. The Mianyang Intermediate People’s Court in the southwestern province of Sichuan sentenced Huang to 12-years’ imprisonment on (read more…)

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China’s first ‘cyber-dissident’ jailed for 12 years

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Originally published by AFP in July 29, 2019  China’s first “cyber-dissident”, whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for leaking state secrets. Huang Qi ran a website called 64 Tianwang – named after the bloody 4 June 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters. (read more…)

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My Uyghur family is quietly living in fear. This is how we become lost

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Originally published by The Globe and mail in July 27, 2019    Dilnur Kurban, who lives in Vancouver, is a Uyghur – a Turkic-speaking Muslim ethnic minority in China. She still has family in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, which many Uyghurs call home, but persecution and a climate of fear has (read more…)

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Death of ‘barefoot lawyer’ puts focus on China’s treatment of political prisoners

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Originally published by The Guardian in July 15, 2019   In June, Ji Sizun received the news that he had won a prestigious human rights distinction, the Cao Shunli Memorial Award, in honour of the veteran Chinese activist who died in 2014 in police custody, after being denied needed medical treatment for (read more…)

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Rights Groups Urge China to Investigate Death of Activist in Police Custody

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Originally published by Voice Of Asia on July 12, 2019   International rights groups and activists are calling for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of grassroots legal activist Ji Sizun. Ji died of cancer Wednesday in a police-guarded hospital in the southeastern province of Fujian, two months after (read more…)

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Comment Pékin étend sa mainmise sur le Xinjiang

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Originally published by Le Figaro.fr on July 5, 2019 INFOGRAPHIE – Au nord-ouest de la Chine, le Xinjiang est la terre des Ouïghours, une minorité musulmane. Il y a dix ans, des affrontements intercommunautaires ont signé une première étape dans le renforcement de la répression chinoise dans cette région hautement stratégique (read more…)

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Former Protest Leaders Call For Probe Into China’s Tiananmen Rights Record

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on June 18, 2019  Rights activists and former protest leaders have called on the UnitedNations to investigate human rights violations at the hands of the ruling Chinese Communist Party over the past three decades, specifically in relation to the crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy movement and massacre of (read more…)

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