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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 17.05.2022

China: Passports Arbitrarily Recalled in Xinjiang

The Chinese government’s new policy of recalling passports restricts foreign travel for many residents of Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said today. The policy, applicable to residents of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region since at least October, gives police wide power to scrutinize residents’ proposed visits abroad.

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20 Uyghur teachers arrested in Xinjiang including Secy of Marxism Institute

As many as 20 Uyghur teachers from a university in northwestern China’s Xinjiang province have been arrested, a media report said. These 20 Uyghur teachers include the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary of the school’s Marxism Institute, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported citing a source in Ghulja town.

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Cardinal Zen arrest sparks international outcry from governements, oversea activities

Britain on Thursday hit out at the arrest by Hong Kong's national security police of five pro-democracy figures including 90-year-old retired bishop Cardinal Joseph Zen, amid calls for Magnitsky-style sanctions on officials responsible for the ongoing crackdown on public dissent.

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Ms. Bachelet, can you visit my family?” Uyghurs ask online

Ahead of Michelle Bachelet's (the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) visit to the Chinese-occupied Uyghuristan/ East Turkistan, Uyghur exiles have been tagging their social media posts with #VisitMyFamily. Some have gone as far as to give her their family home address in Uyghuristan.

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NED unveiled as main supporter of farce, disinformation, rumors related to Xinjiang

The Xinjiang regional government held a press conference on Friday in which analysts noted the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has been the main supporter of anti-China forces and organizations that aim to split the Xinjiang region from China and had made series of lies and political farces to hype genocide allegation and "human rights violations" of the region.

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An Exhibition of a Chinese cartoonist starts at DOX.

The embassy allegedly pushed for its abolition

The exhibition MADe IN CHINA, which will be presented by the DOX Center for Contemporary Art on Friday, aroused a great response both at home and abroad. The author is a Chinese activist and dissident performing under the pseudonym Badiucao.

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Self-Immolator Tsewang Brobu's father commists suicide over harassment from Chinese Police: Reports

In a shocking development, VOA Tibetan has reported that self-immolator Tsewang Norbu's father named Choegyen has committed suicide after repeated threats & harassment from the Chinese police with regard to the late singer’s self-immolation.

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