The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.




Released on 15.04.2022






Saudi Arabia: Uyghur Child “Booked for Deportation”


Amnesty International has received credible information that Buheliqiemu Abula and her teenage daughter, 13, were made to take tests for Covid-19 today in preparations for their deportation to China. The police told them that they should be prepared to leave the deportation center at 9 pm local time today to board a flight bound for Guangzhou, China.

Read more: amnesty.org



New Zeland allows resident to be Extradited to China


New Zealand’s courts have ruled the government can extradite to China a man suspected of murder – a landmark ruling that, if it proceeds, will be the first time the country has sent a resident to face trial in China.The courts had previously blocked the extradition of Kyung Yup Kim, a man accused of killing a young woman in Shanghai, citing the risk of torture and not receiving a fair trial.

Read more: theguardian.com



US Human Rights report cites China's Violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet


“The Chinese government continues to commit genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang against predominantly Muslim Uyghurs among other minority groups, to erode fundamental freedoms and autonomy in Hong Kong, and to carry out systematic repression in Tibet,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at a press briefing before the release of the department’s 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.


Read more: rfa.org



Exclusive: Former Xinjiang Prisoner Arrives in U.S. As Key Wintess to Abuses


A Christian Chinese national who spent 10 months in a Xinjiang detention camp has arrived in the United States after months of behind-the-scenes lobbying by U.S. lawmakers, human rights activists and international lawyers.


Read more: axios.com



China's Harvested Organs From Living People


Ethan Gutmann, a researcher and human rights activist, told Haaretz in late 2020 that some 15 million members of minorities in the Xinjiang province, including Uighur Muslims, underwent medical examinations essential to check matches of organs for transplant. He said over a million of those tested were in prison camps. “This is not sporadic,” he said, adding that China has “created a policy of ethnic cleansing – a potentially very profitable one.”


Read more: haaretz.com





Relatives of detained Uyghurs forced to work in Xinjiang Factorie


At least 100 residents from Sheyih Mehelle hamlet in Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining) county have been imprisoned by authorities, a security guard from the area told RFA in an earlier report. The hamlet has a population of more than 700 people and is part of Cholunqay village, which has more than 10,000 residents.

Read more: rfa.org



Hong Kong Police are “Weaponizing” the Law against outspoken media mogul: Lawyers


Lai's legal team led by Caoilfhionn Gallagher at Doughty Street Chambers filed an urgent appeal over "legal harassment" against him, saying he had been jailed simply for exercising his right to freedom of expression and assembly and the right to peaceful protest.


Read more: rfa.org