The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.




Released on 25.11.2022






Uyghurs urge Albanese government not to ignore human rights amid diplomatic thaw with China

Uyghur community members are urging the Albanese government not to sideline human rights in Australia’s diplomatic reset with China – and are disappointed to have failed to secure a meeting with the foreign minister, Penny Wong.

Read more: theguardian.com



A Uyghur Prisoner’s Escape: Changing the Course of Death


The Chinese police in East Turkestan (Xinjiang to China) recently issued an arrest warrant for a criminal named Mahmut Moydun. The warrant mentioned that the fugitive was dressed in a prisoner’s uniform, but it did not say that he had escaped from prison. Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that the fugitive had escaped from a jail on the northern edge of Korla.

Read more: bitterwinter.org



Relatives of Uyghur camp victims submit criminal evidence to Istanbul General Prosecutor's Office


Istanbul, TURKIYE - On November 15, 2022, relatives of Uyghur camp victims gathered in front of a court building in Istanbul, holding pictures of their loved ones suffering in Chinese prisons. Many lawyers, human rights activists, and local journalists attended the rally, Uyghur Times Uyghur Edition reports.

Read more: uyghurtimes.com



Germany weighs harder line on China and its ‘massive human rights violations’


Germany's foreign ministry wants to take a tougher line on China and push companies to reduce their dependence on Beijing, while also promoting EU efforts to negotiate an investment agreement with Taiwan.

Read more: politico.eu



China appears to ease up on Islamic worship in Xinjiang, but Uyghurs aren’t buying it


Most Uyghurs in Xinjiang have not returned to mosques that Chinese authorities have reopened for limited religious services in response to heavy international criticism of repressive policies targeting the mostly Muslim ethnic group, sources inside and outside the country say.

Read more: rfa.org



Uyghur performers of electronic music spread awareness about Uyghur identity in Europe


Uyghur culture remains largely underrepresented and little known outside its homeland. One of the few venues for its global visibility is music, something two young Uyghur performers of electronic music are harnessing to raise awareness about their culture while living in exile.


Read more: globalvoices.org



UK: China Accused of a Wide Range of Abuses in the House of Lords


UK Lords are determined to roll back the red carpet proffered to Beijing amid its “nefarious activity and ambitions,” insisting the government refuses to betray the “millions” of those who have “suffered at the hands of the CCP.”


Read more: bitterwinter.org