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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 22.03.2022

Zumretay Arkin on the High Commissioner

Zumretay Arkin, chair of the Women's Committee at the World Uyghur Congress called on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to publish the report regarding the Uyghur region.

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Concrete Actions: discussion at the Danish Parliament

The WUC President Dolkun Isa, the Advisor Dr. Rishat Abbas, the Program Manager Zumretay Arkin, the EU Representative and Policy Coordinator Koen Stoop were received by the Danish MP Uffe Elbaek at the Danish Parliament to discuss concrete actions to address the Uyghur Genocide.

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Two Uyghurs under threat of deportation from Saudi Arabia to China

Saudi Arabiahas transferred two detained Uyghurs, Hamdullah Wali, and Nurmuhammad Rozi to Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia from Jeddah.There are fears that these could be preparations for their deportation to China.

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China ‘systematically’ denies access to Tibet

Foreign diplomats, journalists and tourists were “systematically” denied access to China’s Tibet autonomous region over the past year, according to a new US government assessment, indicating that Washington’s efforts to pressure China into opening up the tightly guarded region have not succeeded.

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UHRP Welcomes Prosecution of Chinese Secret Police

UHRP welcomes U.S. prosecution of individuals who harassed and spied on U.S. residents at the direction of the PRC secret police agency, the Ministry of State Security. Today’s announcement confirms that the victims included Uyghurs and Tibetans, both in the United States and abroad.

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Uyghur farmer sentenced to prison for saving wife from forced abortion dies in jail

A Uyghur farmer jailed for moving his pregnant wife from their hometown in Xinjiang to prevent authorities from forcing her to have an abortion died in 2020 while serving an eight-year prison sentence, a Uyghur with knowledge of the situation and local police officials confirmed to RFA this month.

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Australian Judge Accuses UN of “Coup D'Etat”

Australian judge Rowan Downing, QC, has accused the United Nations of an “attack upon the independence of the judiciary” and a coup d’etat after he was removed from the case of a whistleblower who had accused the global body of passing on information to Beijing about Chinese dissidents.

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