June 2019

UN Sidesteps Tough US Criticism on Counterterrorism Chief’s Trip to Xinjiang

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:22
 Foto de campaña de Michelle Bachelet para la elección presidencial de 2013 en Chile.  Comando Michelle Bachelet

Washington says “highly inappropriate” visit risks endorsing Beijing’s problematic view of the Uyghur issue.

A language under attack: China’s campaign to sever the Uighur tongue

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:15

Of the 7,111 languages being spoken around the world, 41 per cent can be classified as endangered, meaning that face-to-face use by speakers across generations is in decline.

The China Tribunal Pronounced Its Verdict On Organ Harvesting In China

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:13
"Live organ harvesting" in China enacted by practitioners of en:Falun Gong in Hong Kong. Photo taken by Wrightbus. 4 June 2006 Wikipedia

On June 17, 2019, the Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners Of Conscience in China (the China Tribunal), a people’s tribunal, released a 60-pages long summary of its Final Judgment.

Why The Crisis In Xinjiang Is About More Than Human Rights

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:08

The Chinese government has arbitrarily detained more than 1 million Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang. But the ramifications of this crisis extend well beyond Xinjiang. Beijing’s repressive use of surveillance technology threatens not only the fundamental freedoms of its detainees, but that of individuals across the globe. It threatens U.S. national security, as well.

Belgium seeks Uighur family in Xinjiang after disappearance

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:05

A Belgian diplomat was expected to travel to China's restive Xinjiang region on Tuesday to confirm the whereabouts of a Uighur family that was escorted from Belgium's embassy in Beijing by police last month.

A Muslim Family Sought Help at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing. The Police Dragged Them Out.

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:01
Abdulhamid Tursun in 2015 with his sons Yunus, left, and Imran. He last heard from his wife and four children as she was seeking a visa in Beijing last month to join him in Belgium. Credit Credit Abdulhamid Tursun

The last time Abdulhamid Tursun spoke to his wife, she was huddled in a Beijing hotel room with their four children, frightened after being evicted from the Belgian Embassy in the dead of night. Suddenly, plainclothes police officers burst into the room, cutting off the couple’s video call.

China's Muslim minority seek sanctuary in Kazakhstan

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 20:55

China is closely watching what is happening in Kazakhstan and is concerned about increasing anti-Chinese sentiment.

Scientists Are Aiding Apartheid in China

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 20:53
Thermo Fisher Scientific headquarters in Waltham. 20 June 2009. Coolcaesar at en.wikipedia

The Chinese government has effectively created a system of apartheid in its resource-rich and strategically important northwestern Xinjiang region. It is targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities based on their racial identity with its use of internment camps, mass surveillance, repression of political and cultural expression, and other forms of discrimination.

Prominent Uyghur Writer Dies After Being Deprived Treatment in Xinjiang Internment Camp

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:31
Nurmemet Tohti in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

Reports suggest Nurmemet Tohti was only released after becoming incapacitated by diabetes and heart disease.

China is harvesting organs from detainees, tribunal concludes

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:26
A priority lane sign for organ transport installed in Kashgar airport

Victims include imprisoned followers of Falun Gong movement, China Tribunal says