Uyghur groups back US call for debate on rights violations in Xinjiang at UN

The U.S. on Monday filed a proposal known as a “draft decision,” demanding that the Geneva-based council organize the discussion at next week’s session in response to a damning report issued on Aug. 31 by former U.N. rights chief Michelle Bachelet warning of possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang.

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Uyghur convict in Indonesia deported amid fears he was sent to China

Indonesia deported a Uyghur terror convict in July after he served his sentence, police revealed without saying where he was sent amid fears that he was expelled to China which, the United Nations says, represses Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

Ahmet Bozoglan, 35, who was convicted in 2015, had a Turkish passport when he was arrested in Poso

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Lack of Uyghur-language emergency services leads to more deaths in Xinjiang

Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining), a city of roughly a half-million mainly Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, had been under lockdown since early August, prompted by outbreaks of COVID-19. RFA has previously reported deaths from starvation or lack of access to medicine in Ghulja.

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22 die of starvation in one day under COVID lockdown in Xinjiang’s Ghulja

At least 22 people died of starvation or lack of medical attention on a single day last week under China’s COVID lockdown policies in the northern Xinjiang city of Ghulja, RFA has confirmed with police and bereaved family members.

Appeals for help from Uyghurs trapped in quarantine under Beijing’s zero-COVID

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Protesters take aim at Beijing’s human rights record on China’s National Day

As the leaders of North Korea and Vietnam sent effusive letters of congratulation to Beijing to mark the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, protesters in London burned the Chinese flag, and threw maggots and dung on it outside the Chinese embassy, in protest at Beijing’s human rights record.

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UN human rights chief issues damning report on Chinese abuses in Xinjiang

China’s repression of Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities in its western Xinjiang province “may constitute international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity,” the U.N.’s human rights chief said Wednesday in a long-awaited report issued on her last day on the job.

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UN human rights chief says overdue report on abuses in Xinjiang still not ready

The United Nations human rights chief said a long overdue report on rights abuses in western China’s Xinjiang region may not be issued by the time she leaves her post on Aug. 31, prompting dismay among Uyghur advocacy groups and a U.S. call to release the document.

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Low pay, long hours for Uyghurs in Chinese-owned plant in Xinjiang

A Chinese-owned company operating a coal plant in a village in China’s far-western Xinjiang region is paying Uyghur laborers less than their Han Chinese counterparts, according to a Uyghur worker at the plant and local officials.

A Uyghur from Chuluqai village in the town of Ghulja

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As many as a dozen dead amid shortages caused by Xinjiang COVID lockdown

As many as a dozen people have died from starvation or lack of access to medicine in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region during a strict coronavirus lockdown imposed by Chinese authorities since early August, according to residents and local officials.

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Uyghur imam sentenced for providing religious instruction to son in Xinjiang

A Uyghur father and son in northwestern China’s Xinjiang province are serving prison sentences for taking part in “illegal” religious education at home, a Uyghur who has knowledge of the situation said.

Memet Musa, a 50-year-old religious cleric from

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Authorities free Tibetan sentenced in connection with burning

Authorities in Tibet have released a man serving a 12-year prison term for “murder” in connection with the death of a fellow Tibetan who self-immolated in protest of Chinese rule, according to sources living in exile from the region with knowledge of the situation.

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Chinese authorities arrest Tibetan man for having a photo of the Dalai Lama

Chinese authorities in Tibet have detained a Tibetan man for possessing a picture of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s foremost Buddhist spiritual leader who has been living in exile since 1959, RFA has learned.
Karma Samdup

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