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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 27.05.2022

Uyghur Diaspora Convenes For A Summit in Munich

From 26-28 May, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC), in collaboration with 21 other Uyghur organisations, will organise a “Uyghur Summit” in Munich, Germany, bringing together over 200 prominent activists, legal and academic experts, policymakers, as well as East Turkistan diaspora leaders from 70 organisations and camp survivors.

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Uyghurs in Australia scour through thousands of leaked photos from Xinjiang Police Files searching for loved ones

Human rights groups estimate more than a million people from Muslim ethnic groups, including Uyghurs and Kazakhs, have been detained in re-education facilities — which China calls vocational training centres —in Xinjiang in recent years.

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Kiwi Uyghur woman fears for brother after images leaked online

The sister of a Uyghur muslim man who has not been seen since being detained in one of China's internment camps five years ago is fearing for his safety

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My last conversation with my father

I will never forget May 23, 2017, when I heard my father's voice for the last time and lost contact with nineteen family members. His words still echo in my ears.

As if he knew that this was our last conversation, he gave me much advice. I had never thought that it was our last conversation.

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Uyghur sports trainer confirmed arrested by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang

A Uyghur athletic trainer who worked at a university in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region was arrested by Chinese authorities in 2017, said Uyghur sources with knowledge of the situation and officials in the region.

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UN Rights Chief Bachelet Begins “Closed Loop” China Tour, to Visit Xinjiang

United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet began her six-day official visit to China on Monday, during which she will visit the Xinjiang region, where it is alleged that the Chinese government has subjected Uighurs and other Muslim minorities to forced labour, sexual and physical abuse, and repressive ‘re-education’ programmes.

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Yu Baiqing, Falun Gong Practitioner, Sentenced to 8 years in Qingdao

You may know Qingdao, in Shandong province, for its world-famous beer, but it has also been an epicenter of the 2021 repression against Falun Gong. On June 2, 2021, the police of Jiaozhou, a county-level city within Qingdao, dispatched hundreds of agents to simultaneously crack down on Falun Gong practitioners and arrest them in their homes.

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