The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.




Released on 08.03.2022






Nearly 800 Uyghurs detained by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang's Manas county


China has been rebuked globally for the crackdown on Uyghur Muslims by sending them to mass detention camps, interfering in their religious activities, and sending members of the community to undergo some form of forcible re-education or indoctrination.

Read more: Theprint.in



Uyghur Kids recall physical and mental torment at Chinese boarding schools in Xinjiang

Under the watchful gaze of their father, the two ethnically Uyghur children say that their heads were shaved and that class monitors and teachers frequently hit them, locked them in dark rooms and forced them to hold stress positions as punishment for perceived transgressions.

Read more: Npr.org



Uyghur protestor install mock labor camp outside Apple store in Washington


Uyghur demonstrators last week installed a mock forced labor camp outside the Apple store in Washington DC, hours ahead of the company’s annual shareholder meeting.

Apple investors voted on the 'SumOfUs' shareholder proposal calling for transparency on Uyghur forced labor in Apple’s supply chain.

Read more on Twitter: @Uyghur_American



Covid-19 Threatens Detained Democracy Leaders

Hong Kongauthorities should release the hundreds of arbitrarily detained pro-democracy leaders and activists who are now at heightened risk from the city’s surge in Covid-19, the Hong Kong Democracy Council and Human Rights Watch said today.

Read more: Hrw.org



Czech Permanent Mission to the UN

During the High-Level Segment, the Czech Republic reiterated its concerns about the arbitrary detention of Uyghurs in camps and asked for their immediate release.

Read more on Twitter: WUC



Human Rights Scorecard for Corporations


One of the most important steps in order to promote democracy and show solidarity with oppressed people is to identify the companies that enable dictators and ensure that repsect for human rights becames the first and most important hurdle.

Read more: Theglobepost.com



Human Rights Scorecard for Corporations


One of the most important steps in order to promote democracy and show solidarity with oppressed people is to identify the companies that enable dictators and ensure that repsect for human rights becames the first and most important hurdle.

Read more: Theglobepost.com