July 2019

The Chinese government’s live fire killings and enforced disappearances of Uyghurs in 2009 should have been a wake-up call for action

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:00

The Chinese government’s violent suppression of a peaceful protest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009 constituted grave violations of international human rights standards.

Brainwashing, Police Guards and Coercive Internment: Evidence from Chinese Government Documents about the Nature and Extent of Xinjiang’s “Vocational Training Internment Camps”

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 19:03
 Screenshot from video footage of the compound from the main road, showing the same buildings, walls and watchtowers as on the Google Earth images. Note how the yellow-black striped wall that separates each side of the road is also visible on the satellite image. Source: Wall Street Journal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sUEek-u14w).

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They Come For Us at Night: Inside China’s Hidden War on Uighurs

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 18:57

You may or may not be aware that the Chinese Communist Party has been busy. Very busy. Over the past two years, an estimated 1 million Muslim Uighurs have been rounded up and placed in so-called "re-education camps."

In Xinjiang, Even Buying Sugar Can Send You to an Internment Camp

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 18:52
ID must be registered for purchase of sugar because supposedly sugar can be ingredient for making bombs.  @CarlZha

For ordinary people, surveilled daily – even to enter one’s home – and treated as terrorists, life in the region turned into a depressing, prison-like existence.

Chilling undercover footage taken inside China's most oppressive region shows it's virtually impossible to escape the paranoid police state

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 18:46
Uniformed police officers in Xinjiang stopped two VICE News reporters, masquerading as travel bloggers, multiple times on the street and made them delete their footage. VICE News Tonight

A chilling new documentary created by two undercover reporters reveals the paranoia at the heart of China's 21st-century police state in Xinjiang, the western frontier region where authorities are cracking down on millions of Muslims.

Uyghur Chauffeur Dies Following Interrogation in Xinjiang Internment Camp

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 18:40
Qaharjan Qawul in an undated photo. Credit: Qawul's family

Qaharjan Qawul had been detained for calling ‘blacklisted’ families and traveling to Turkey.

Targeted Sanctions on Xinjiang Government, Seven Senators Urge Trump to Act Now

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 18:38

It seems that the Department of the Treasury is stopping the direct way to hold tyrants accountable for their crimes in the Muslim region, and Democrats react.