November 2020

Nury Turkel on China’s repression of Uyghurs

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:59

Born in a prison cell during the Cultural Revolution in China, Mr. Turkel believes history is now repeating itself. Over 1 million Uyghurs are currently detained in internment camps in the Chinese region of Xinjiang.

Bob Rae calls on UN to investigate evidence of genocide against China's Uighur minority

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:54
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN in New York Bob Rae. @BobRae48

Canada's ambassador to the United Nations says he's called on the organization's Human Rights Council to investigate whether China's persecution of Uighurs in Xinjiang province should be considered an act of genocide.

Human Rights Day service to focus on plight of Uighurs in China

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:46

The public is invited to participate in the Catawba Valley Interfaith Council’s sixth annual Human Rights Day commemoration on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

The Uighur Genocide: A Human Catastrophe Without Answer

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:43
Holocaust memorial in San Francisco, USA.

What happens far away from us generally does not affect us for more than a fleeting moment: while reading an article, listening to the TV news, or discussing in a party.

Diane Abbott apologises for appearing alongside Chinese human rights abuse denier

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:39

The MP did not respond to claims the mistreatment of Uighur people is a "fiction" until a day after the event.

Condemnation Isn't Enough – The UK Must Act to Protect Uyghur Rights

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:34
Uyghrus demonstrate on Oct 1, 2020 in Washington DC. Photo: UAA

Paul Ritchie discusses why the UK must take the lead in acting to protect Uyghur rights in China.

Malaysia stands firm on not deporting Uygurs, risking Beijing’s anger

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:30

Malaysia’s position, revealed in a written parliamentary reply, could result in some Uygurs in Southeast Asia seeking refuge in the Muslim-majority country

Global responsible businesses must address Uyghur rights violations in China

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 12:48

Human rights advocates and Uyghur groups are calling on business to keep their human rights obligations in the Uyghur Region in the foreground as they participate in this year’s UN Forum on Business and Human Rights.

EVENT: Where are the Imams? Evidence for mass detention of Uyghur religious figures

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 11:46

Against the backdrop of mass, arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) will present preliminary findings of an upcoming report focusing on the detention of Uyghur imams and other religious figures since 2016.

Internment Camps in Xinjiang’s Aksu Separated by Crematorium

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 21:32

Observers say the facility may be used to cover up wrongful deaths in the camps.