The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.




Released on 05.04.2022






Interview with Dr. Enver Tohti. Great personal cost of exposing China's crimes.

Dr. Enver Tohti, an Uyghur and a former oncological surgeon, extracted organs from an executed prisoner at the request of his superiors while still in Uyghuristan/ East Turkistan. After his exit from China, Dr Tohti has openly testified about Chinese organ harvesting and the adverse health effects of nuclear testing in the Uyghurs' homeland.


Read more: uyghurtimes.com





The World must look back in shame


Excruciating details of family separation, gang rape, mass sterilisation and now forced marriage continue to cast a deep shadow over the everyday lives of Uyghur women of China, with the diaspora of traumatised exiles still grieving.

Read more: english.alaraby.co.uk





What sort of Ramadan can Uyghur expect?


The Chinese government has for years prevented Uyghurs from celebrating religious holidays, particularly the most holy days such as Ramadan. To add insult to this injustice, the CCP selectively deploys Islam to paint a sham picture. Staging theatrics where Uyghur actors were called to pray at the mosques and to fast in some areas during Ramadan last year.

Read more: campaignforuyghurs.org



Tibet man attempts self-immolation near monastery in Qinghai


A Tibetan man set himself on fire near a police station in a Tibetan region of northwestern China’s Qinghai province and was immediately taken away by authorities with no word on his condition, sources in India said Thursday, a day after the incident.

Read more: rfa.org



Spying” trial of Australian national, state TV anchor Cheng Lei held in secret


Australian national and Chinese state TV anchor Cheng Lei stood trial behind closed doors at a Beijing court on Thursday for alleged breaches of the national security law. Cheng was detained on suspicion of "spying" in August 2020, and has been held incommunicado for more than 18 months since.


Read more: rfa.org



Religion banned from Off-Campus teaching in Beijing Schools


The Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, whose regulations often become the model for other cities and provinces, enacted new rules on what materials can and cannot be used for off-campus teaching. The Commission believes that the strict rules on textbooks and other materials to be used in schools may be circumvented by introducing prohibited content in off-campus teaching and extracurricular activities.

Read more: bitterwinter.org



HK Chief slams resignation of UK court judjes as “political”

Hong Kong’s leader on Thursday rejected claims that the city’s judiciary was losing its independence after two British judges resigned from the courts in the semi-autonomous territory, citing increasingly oppressive laws enacted by mainland China.Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she accepted the resignations announced Wednesday but insisted that “the rule of law has remained as robust as ever.”

Read more: apnews.com