“Unity” policies haven taken place in Xinjiang against a backdrop of the mass incarceration of at least 1.8 million Uyghurs and other ethnic minority Muslims in “re-education” camps, and their involvement in forced labor, as well as amid reports of the systemic rape, sexual abuse, and forced sterilization of Uyghur women in the camps.
Beijing’s repression of Uyghurs, perpetrated through its network of internment camps and mass surveillance system, has drawn international condemnation. According to an archived U.S. State Department website estimate, more than a million Uyghurs and other minority groups are held without charge in such facilities.
In a possible reference to the BBC’s recent interviews with Uyghur women detailing rape and sexual assault in Xinjiang’s mass internment camps, the agency said reporting by the BBC had “violated the requirement that its reporting be truthful and fair, harmed China’s national interests and undermined China’s national unity.”
Ekrem told VOA the extradition treaty tilts largely in favor of China, where capital punishment is applied. He said Uyghur refugees who are at risk of a death sentence if they return to China are particularly made vulnerable by the treaty, which makes no stipulation that those who are facing the death penalty there cannot be extradited.
IPVM, the world’s leading authority on video surveillance, discovered an internal Huawei document that, by purpose or mistake, was freely available on Huawei’s European website. Immediately after IPVM asked Huawei for explanations, the document disappeared.
The Customs and Border Protection agency issued an order Wednesday ending shipments from the quasi-military Xinjiang Protection and Construction Corps. The order also requires any U.S. company seeking to import cotton products from China to prove they did not come from the XPCC or were included in the supply chain.
VISION TIMES Several human rights groups have written a joint letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asking them to block China from hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics due to the country’s gross human rights violations. Beijing is looking forward to hosting the event as a way to showcase to the world how technologically advanced and socially […]
“They’re allowed to get away with oppression, concentration camps, all kinds of horrific things that you already know about, whether it’s the Falun Gong, whether it’s our friends in Mongolia, whether it’s taking over Tibet,” Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) in a speech in front of the U.S. Capitol.
Jane Tang | Radio Free Asia Two Uyghur exile groups have filed a dossier of evidence to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, accusing top Chinese officials—including President Xi Jinping—of “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” related to a crackdown on the Muslim ethnic minority group in northwestern China. The East Turkistan Government-in-Exile (ETGE) […]
<!–[CDATA[ Gulchehre Hoja | Radio Free Asia The U.S. recently sanctioned a hair products company based in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) for its links to forced labor, but a closer investigation by RFA’s Uyghur Service shows that several firms in the area operate similar business models and are likely linked to internment camps. […]