October 2019

Malaysia Slams News Article on China’s Uyghur Camps

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 19:03
Mahathir Mohamad meets with Chinese president Xi Jinping on April 25, 2019

Foreign office rebukes U.S. newspaper after it published comments from a diplomat’s report that criticized conditions in Xinjiang.

Uyghur human rights expert on crisis in China

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 18:53

Uyghur Human Rights Project chairman Nury Turkel shares what he sees as China’s human rights abuses against its Muslim Uyghur population, saying what the government is calling 'reeducation camps' are much closer to 'concentration camps.'

Protesters in Netherlands demand rights for Uighur

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 18:53

Chanting slogans demonstrators accuse China carrying out repressive policies against Uighur Muslims

Faces of religious persecution: Jewher Ilham [video]

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 18:50

Jewher Ilham was 18 when she and her father were set to board a plane to visit the United States in 2013 and Chinese authorities stopped and arrested him.

US Secretary of State Pompeo Raps China on Abuse of Uyghurs at Vatican Conference

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 21:27

America’s top diplomat highlights detentions based on ‘the crime of being Muslim.’

800 demonstrate in Brussels against People’s Republic of China

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 21:19
Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China,Oct 01, 2019. Photo: WUC

Around 800 people gathered on Tuesday afternoon in Brussels to protest against the regime of the People’s Republic of China, on the 70th anniversary of its establishment.

Hundreds Gather in Brussels for Peaceful Protest Against Chinese Human Rights Abuses

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 21:16

On the 1st of October, which marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the UNPO together with the WUC, the ICT, the Belgian Uyghur Association and the Tibetan Community in Belgium, organised a joint march and demonstration in Brussels to call for an end to the systemic human rights violations in China.

Pompeo blasts China over Uighur Muslims during Vatican visit

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 21:14

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday blasted China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims, during a Vatican conference taking place in the shadow of a political crisis back home.

US blocks goods from companies suspected of forced labor

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 21:08

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is holding imports of clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labor by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia as well as some gold mined in eastern Congo and diamonds from a region in Zimbabwe.

Counter-Terrorism Experts Warn of Human Rights Issues With Facial Recognition, Other Biometrics

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 20:55
Tomaso Falchetta, Head of Advocacy and Policy Team of Privacy International, delves into how the use of a technology like biotech can stray from its original intentions, putting innocent people at risk. On Tuesday at the Brennan Center for Justice held a panel concerning human rights and biometric tools with experts from the UN Security Council, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Privacy International, and Human Rights Center. (Staff photo by Min Ji Kim)

Although biometrics, which uses a subject’s face or fingerprints to collect data or track them, can be helpful in combatting terrorism, experts say a lack of regulation could lead to discrimination and human rights abuses.