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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 06.05.2022

I was born into this struggle”

Uyghur dissident's father was jailes for 9 years.

"He came out of prison when I was about nine years old, and then we moved to Afghanistan," said Omer in an interview with Malaysiakini during his recent visit to Kuala Lumpur.

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Rubio, Merkley lead colleagues in urging release of UN Human Rights Report on Uyghur Genocide

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) led colleagues in sending a letter to António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), regarding the release of the UN’s long-delayed report on the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The senators urged Guterres to work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to immediately release the report.

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Canada lags U.S. In intercepting imports made with forced labour

Canada is lagging the United States in intercepting imports made with forced labour, as Ottawa struggles to implement a commitment to do so in the renegotiated NAFTA deal.In the last 21 months, Canada’s border guards have only seized one shipment suspected of being manufactured under coercive conditions. Intercepted in Quebec, the October shipment was of women’s and children’s clothing from China.

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US moves towards imposing sanctions on Chinese tech group Hikvision

The Biden administration is laying the groundwork to put human rights-related sanctions on Hikvision, in line with 4 folks conversant in the inner discussions. Whereas a closing choice has not been taken, the White Home desires to focus on the corporate in what would quantity to the primary time the US has imposed such sanctions on a giant Chinese language know-how group.

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Seven teachers from high school in China's Xinjiang confirmed imprisoned

At least seven educators from a high school in the third-largest city in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have been imprisoned by Chinese authorities, a local police officer and school employees said.The seven imprisoned are among more than 10 teachers from the No. 8 High School in Ghulja (in Chinese, Yining) arrested in recent years amid an intensification of a crackdown on Uyghurs in the turbulent region that began in 2017, the sources said.

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China casts its “SkyNet” far and wide, pursuing tens of thousands who flee overseas

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s law enforcement agencies routinely track, harass, threaten and repatriate people who flee the country, many of them Turkic-speaking Uyghurs, under its SkyNet surveillance program that reaches far beyond China's borders, using a variety of means to have them forcibly repatriated.

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Thinlay Chukki appointed new Representative of Tibet Bureau Geneva

As per Article 19 (1) of the Public Service Commission’s rules and regulations, Representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Offices of Tibet must be appointed by the Kashag in the attendance of Sikyong and the Kalons. Thinlay Chukki is appointed as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Tibet Bureau Geneva Office of Tibet effective 22 June 2022.

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