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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More than 1 million Muslims are detained in China—but how did we get that number?

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Originally published by Quartz on July 5, 2019  Numerous numbers of ethnic Uyghur Muslims are being held by Chinese authorities in western China’s Xinjiang under the guise of “re-education” against extremist thought—and the search for an accurate number of those detained remains elusive. The tightening control of a region home (read more…)

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David Pratt: How the sinister repression of China’s Uighur minority ethnic group intensified after the Urumqi riots

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Originally published by Herald Scotland on July 7, 2019  IT’S been described as the largest mass incarceration of the 21st century and a human rights issue much of the world has largely ignored. Foreign Editor David Pratt examines the sinister repression of China’s Uighur minority ethnic group. IT began in the (read more…)

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‘The Police Guards Took Her to The Hospital’

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on July 12, 2019  The elderly mother of ailing human rights activist and website founder Huang Qi is incommunicado, while her son has yet to receive an official sentence following his trial, RFA has learned. Pu Wenqing, 86, is currently under house arrest at her home (read more…)

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China’s Mass Interment Camps Have No Clear End in Sight

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Originally published by Foreign Policy on August 22, 2018 Last summer, online links between China’s western Xinjiang region and the rest of the world began to go dark. Uighurs, who make up the largest ethnic group in Xinjiang, started cutting friends and family members abroad from their contacts on WeChat, (read more…)

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Security Tight on Tiananmen Square as Victims’ Relatives Pay Respects on Massacre Anniversary

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on June 4, 2019 Chinese security personnel flooded Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square on Tuesday, the 30th anniversary of the massacre of unarmed civilians by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) that put an end to weeks of peaceful, student-led protests. One eyewitness said there was (read more…)

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He Stayed at Tiananmen to the End. Now He Wonders What It Meant.

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Originally published by The New York Times on June 3, 2019  BEIJING — As daybreak neared on June 4, 1989, Zhou Duo walked toward the ranks of soldiers bristling with guns. Behind him, thousands of protesters huddled on Tiananmen Square, terrified that the encroaching troops would slaughter them on China’s (read more…)

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China’s defence minister says Tiananmen crackdown was ‘correct’ ahead of 30th anniversary

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Originally published by China Respondent on June 2, 2019 Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe said Sunday that the deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was “correct” and that it had ensured years of stability in the country. Mr Wei was responding to questions posed by (read more…)

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