UYGHURS SEE ASSIMILATION AS CHINA TOUTS INVESTMENT IN XINJIANG PRESCHOOLS

RFA. 21 December 2021

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When China announced this month that it has spent some $63 million in recent years to build or renovate kindergartens in Xinjiang, raising the restive region’s preschool enrollment rate to 98%, Uyghurs saw more reason for concern than for gratitude, analysts from the ethnic minority said.

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MEET THE NEW UYGHURS

The Diplomat. 21 December 2021

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In December 2019, CGTN, China’s overseas television service, broadcast a four-minute report entitled “What’s China’s ‘re-education camp’ in Xinjiang really about?” In the segment, CGTN anchor Wang Guan poses a question about internment camps in the Uyghur region: “Was that a campaign of religious repression, or an unprecedented effort of deradicalization?” To seek an answer, he visits Kashgar and showcases four Uyghur former camp internees. Each person exhibits a vocational skill learned in the camps; there’s an artist, a real estate agent, a cashier, and someone in “hospitality.” It’s time to meet the “new” Uyghurs.

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WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS URGES OIC TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST CHINA’S ILLEGAL DETENTION CAMPS

Republic World. 21 December 2021

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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take strict actions against China’s mass detention centres. In a letter addressed to OIC – an international organization consisting of 57 member states with a collective population of over 1.8 billion, WUC urged it to look after the genocide and crime against humanity.

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UYGHUR WOMEN IN CHINA LABOR CAMPS RECALL HORROR OF RAPE, FORCED STERILIZATION

New York Post. 18 December 2021

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In 2017, TursunayZiyawudun was arrested off the street in northern China’s Xinjiang region, forced by police officers to turn over her passport and taken to a prison camp about 30 minutes from her village. There, she was made to sing communist songs of patriotism and repeatedly told that her Muslim religion does not exist. After a month, she developed stomach issues, fainted and was released.

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INTERVIEW: UYGHUR TRIBUNAL VERDICT ‘RESTED ON A LOT OF EVIDENCE’

RFA. 14 December 2021

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RFA: How do you feel about the Uyghur Tribunal’s verdict?

Zenz: I feel it’s historic. It’s a historic day for the Uyghurs. It feels very special even though the tribunal does not have a formal enforcement power or political power, but still the tribunal did such a professional and careful job. This is the first time that there has been a genocide determination that really explains in detail the reasoning, the exact evidence, and the legal reasoning behind it. Of course, we did have the Newlines Institute’s report, but this is the first formal determination by a council or tribunal. Because of the example that they [the tribunal members] have set, inviting so many witnesses, including new witnesses, and gathering so much evidence and expert testimony, it was an incredible effort. And so, it feels like really a kind of a historic moment.

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CHINA COMMITTED GENOCIDE AGAINST UYGHURS, INDEPENDENT TRIBUNAL RULES

BBC. 10 December 2021

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China has committed genocide against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, an unofficial UK-based tribunal has found.

The Uyghur Tribunal cited birth control and sterilisation measures allegedly carried out by the state against the Uyghurs as the primary reason for reaching its conclusion on Thursday.

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