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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 12.04.2022

Rubio introduces Uyghur Policy Act

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced the Uyghur Policy Act, a bill toincrease U.S. support for the Uyghur diaspora in the United States and other countries, as well as to advocate for improving the conditions of Uyghurs suffering human rights abuses at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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Reports document China's renewed crackdown on religions

Chinese authorities have intensified their crackdown on both authorized and unauthorized religious groups, resulting in widespread human rights violations, say reports from two groups monitoring freedom and religious liberty in the communist country.

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UK and Uyghur Forced Labor

Rebellious ping pong played out in UK parliamentary ranks has overturned for the second time the government’s plan to softly tackle the taint of modern slavery in the NHS. This week, ministers were outvoted 177 to 135 by campaigning Lords who pushed for more robust measures to rid supply chains entirely from forced labour.

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Uyghur in exile grapple with discussing genocide in Xinjiang with their childern

The 12-year old Uyghur girl, who now lives in the U.S. state of Virginia, was about seven years old and starting to absorb a bit more knowledge when she first learned about the repression of Uyghurs in their homeland northwestern China’s Xinjiang region.

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Two escaped Xinjiang, one died and one survived

While we admire and promote Sayragul’s testimony, we should also remember Peyzulla, who was ruthlessly killed by the Chinese. He did everything in his power to save himself and to expose the oppression, but no one could save him, and now few remember him.

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Prominent Uyghur journalist said to be serving 15 years for “political crimes”

A prominent Uyghur journalist who went missing in November 2017 is serving 15 years in prison in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region for “political crimes,” his son and authorities in the region told RFA.

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Eu-China summit “deaf dialogue”

EU Diplomatic Representative, Josep Borrell Fontelles, briefed the European Parliament on Tuesday about the EU-China summit held on April 1. He pointed out that the video conference between EU leaders and Chinese President Xi Jinping was a "deaf dialogue" and said there are doubts about China's willingness to cooperate in ending the war in Ukraine

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