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Video: A scene of “mass forced weddings” in which Uyghur girls were forced to marry Han Chinese men. Most unmarried Uyghur girls are to save either themselves—For them this is the only way to get a job & not end up in jails/camps/forced-labor factories—or save their parents— 1/
2/ If they say “No” for such forced marriages, both these girls & parents go to concentration camps or jails. This is another dimension of #UyghurGenocide not mentioned much in western media.
@UNHumanRights, @USUN, @Europarl_EN, @EUCouncil, @coe, @StateDept, please #SaveUyghurs!
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I've reviewed the resources @CodePink recommends as part of its #ChinaIsNotOurEnemy campaign regarding #Xinjiang #Uyghurs.
These resources promote a cultural response to alleged threat of #terrorism from #EastTurkistan/#Xinjiang, and I'm not sure if @CodePink would also approve of governments like #UK #USA #Belgium #France similarly "reeducating" their Muslim minority populations.
Aside from the condescension in the Chinese government documents cited, there is all but a total embrace of pre-crime activities à la Philip K. Dick's "The Minority Report."…
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Second set of hearings of the @TribunalUyghur are about to start!

We will be live-tweeting the hearings in this thread ⬇️ Image
Geoffrey Nice Qc opens the tribunal:

“For a right to be universal, it is a right that has to be enjoyed anywhere in the world. And a right always has a duty.”
First fact witness is Australian-Uyghur @Mehray_T testifying on behalf of her husband who was arrested and detained in 2017.

““[My husband] was in shock, to be frank. Even though he was released—they said he had graduated—he never felt safe.” Image
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Adım Ayşe, 21 yaşındayım.
Doğu Türkistan'ın Urumçi şehrinde doğdum.
Annem, babam, abilerim, bir ablam ve iki küçük kardeşimle huzur içinde yaşıyorduk.
Bir gün Çinli polisler gelip evimizdeki tüm erkekleri götürdüler.
Önce bizim evimizdeki, sonra komşumuzun, sonra bütün mahallenin, en sonunda tüm Türkistan'ın...
Kamplara köle işçi olarak aldıkları babalarımızın yerine Çinli erkekleri yerleştirdiler.
Onlarla yaşamaya mecbur bırakıldık.
Abilerimin organlarını çalıp öldürdüler. Kimse bir şey yapamadı.
Annemi almaya geldiklerinde yapamadıkları gibi...
Önce annemi aldılar, teyzemi, ablamı... Öğrendik ki, Kazakistan ve Türkistan'lı kadınları kamplarda toplamışlar.
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China is nibbling at its neighbors territories Bite by bite.
In Nepal, a report warned that the country was losing border territories to China’s construction projects, which was changing the course of rivers.
@kakar_harsha @TheSatishDua @Tiny_Dhillon
Chinese have suddenly discovered that Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains historically “belong to China" & so does the Mt Everest, world’s tallest peak on the Nepal-Tibet border
@CChristineFair @kakar_harsha @TheSatishDua @Tiny_Dhillon @SinghPramod2784
The PLA tried similar tactics in Himalayan plateau of Doklam in 2017 resulting in 10-week-long troop standoff on the plateau with India @kakar_harsha @TheSatishDua @Tiny_Dhillon @majorgauravarya @Vedmalik1 @gurmeetkanwal @palsinnervoice @orfonline
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The WUC thanks @MaajidNawaz for his strong support of #Uyghur human rights.

With his recent hunger strike, he called on the UK government to hold a debate on the #Uyghurs facing genocide in #EastTurkistan.…
‘’I have been so moved [...] after so many years, my people’s suffering is recognized, and the conscience of the good people of this world, of whom there are so many, is stirring into action’’ said WUC UK Director @MahmutRahima
‘’We are deeply appreciative of his brave action against China’s ongoing atrocities against the Uyghur people. It is very meaningful for Uyghurs, we will never forget his strong support in times of crisis’’ said WUC President @Dolkun_Isa
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In an effort to undermine the work of the WUC, the Chinese govt has increasingly directly attacked the WUC in its propaganda, spread disinformation, targeted the family of WUC President @Dolkun_Isa and made veiled threats.…
@Dolkun_Isa Since Dec 2019, Chinese govt mouthpieces & propaganda outlets published at least 4 articles spreading disinfo & lies about the work of the WUC & directly attacking/defaming the WUC & WUC President @Dolkun_Isa.
@Dolkun_Isa Articles published by the English-language propaganda mouthpiece, @globaltimesnews, published two propaganda pieces, while apparently made veiled threats to the WUC by explicitly describing the address and exterior of the WUC headquarters in Munich.
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ALL #HONGKONGERS pls join today’s rally for #Uighur at Edinburgh Place!

— “You don’t need to be a #Muslim to feel the PAIN of #Uyghur. Just be Human Being.”

#StandwithUyghurs #UyghurGenocide ImageImage
While #HKPolice was busy cracking down a peaceful rally, *armed robbery” in Causeway Bay, #HongKong happened.

#HKPoliceTerrorists actually SHOT TWICE at an #Australia tourist’s leg during its unreasonable disperse.

#China_is_terrorist #StandWithUighurs
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The @Europarl_EN held a debate about the situation in #EastTurkistan, hours after Ilham Tohti was honoured with the #SakharovPrize.

EU High Rep for Foreign Affairs @JosepBorrellF spoke first, noting the EU's deep concern & the active role it has played in addressing the issue.
@Europarl_EN @JosepBorrellF "We ask China to allow access to these camps and allow those detained to be released. They have been detained simply for following their religious beliefs or expressing their opinions."

- MEP Isabel Wiseler-Lima @iwiseler
@Europarl_EN @JosepBorrellF @iwiseler “All mass detention centres must be shut and perpetrators of the massive human rights abuses must be brought to justice. We also expect that the EU is ready to adopt targeted sanctions against those responsible.”

- MEP @KatiPiri
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