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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 19.08.2022

UN Rapporteur Finds Evidence of Forced Labor in Xinjiang, Tibet

Coerced labor among Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other ethnic groups has been taking place in China’s Xinjiang and Tibet, according to a report released by Tomoya Obokata, the U.N. special rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery.

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Uyghur rights groups file criminal case in Argentina against China

Lawyers acting on behalf of two Uyghur rights groups filed a criminal case in an Argentine court on Wednesday alleging that China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity through its repressive policies targeting Muslims in the country’s northwestern Xinjiang region.

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CCP Develops ‘Torture Toolbox’ to Persecute Female Prisoner of Conscience, Husband Calls for Immediate Release

The husband of a female Falun Gong practitioner has called on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to immediately release his wife following an horrendous account of sexual torture used against her by CCP “trained personnel.”

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The “Origins of Chinese Civilization” Project: Xi Jinping Explains Why It Matters

One spectacular case is the “National Research Project on Tracing the Origins of Chinese Civilization” which lasted from sixteen years from 2002 to 2018 and mobilized more than 400 scholars and CCP ideologists, and 70 universities. It originated with Hu Jintao, but was concluded by Xi Jinping.

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China enforces lockdowns as COVID cases spiral in Xinjiang and Tibet

William Nee, research and advocacy coordinator at Chinese Human Rights Defenders, told RFA on Monday that the lockdowns were likely particularly hard on Uyghurs in Xinjiang given the isolation many already lived under.

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SEIA’s Chinese Members’ Shipments Detained by CBP

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) requested that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) add additional Chinese companies to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity List, subjecting them to the presumption that their goods are made with forced labor.

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Alarming trend of Uyghur genocide denialism among Western Marxists

After a five-day visit to 'Xinjiang' (occupied East Turkistan) between August 1-5, envoys from thirty Islamic countries said that China is protecting the rights of the Uyghur population, Morning Star, a left-wing British newspaper dares to claim.

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