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#UyghurTribunal Day 4: An anonymous PRC former camp guard is giving key testimony from Germany, where he has been given asylum. He testifies that all #Uyghurs are treated as political prisoners (terrorists, enemies of the state), also that "the rules are different in #Xinjiang".
Describes torture methods designed to extract confessions: beating; inserting a pipe down the throat to fill the lungs with water [=waterboarding], insertion of electric rod into penis sheath; food deprivation and taunting of prisoners with food they were not permitted to eat etc
Torturers learned what to do by watching others administer torture. He confirms he "saw prisoners go mad or crazy" as a result of torture.
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Shocking news about the life imprisonment given to @Dolkun_Isa's brother, who like many #Uyghurs, were put into one of the many camps in #Xinjiang and lost contact with family members until the news of him being sentenced to life resurfaced.
‘’I am truly heartbroken to hear this news. My brother is an innocent man. He was punished because of my activism and work as a human rights activist," said @Dolkun_Isa.
‘’This is the third consecutive year that I have received such heartbreaking news, first learning that my mother died in a camp in 2019, and in 2020, I learned about my father’s death in a propaganda paper."
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From @BBCWorld: A camera system that uses AI and facial recognition technologies intended to reveal a person's state of emotion has allegedly been tested on #Uyghurs. bbc.com/news/technolog…
"A software engineer claimed to have installed such systems in police stations in the province. A human rights advocate who was shown the evidence described it as shocking."
"The Chinese government use Uyghurs as test subjects for various experiments just like rats are used in laboratories," he said.
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A school teacher-turned activist has been getting #Uyghurs out of #China to Pakistan. But now, Pakistan begins to deport Uyghurs back to China, where they will face an uncertain fate. A heart-wrenching report by @Brent_Huffman:

vice.com/en/article/akg…
“My in-laws and my wife’s relatives are missing. My daughters are missing. I worry all the time. I don’t know if they are still alive,” said Ghafoor, a Uyghur scholar.
"Khan is a school teacher turned activist who, under enormous risk to himself and his family, is running an underground railroad allowing Uyghurs like Ghafoor to escape China. In the past decade he has helped dozens of families flee this persecution."
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A leaked document from #China, named the Shanghai list, includes entries of at least 10,000 #Uyghurs being designated as "suspected terrorists," according to @RadioFreeAsia. rfa.org/english/news/s…
"The list, which analysts believe was compiled in 2018 at the latest, contains entries for individuals from all walks of life in Uyghur society, including ordinary citizens, children as young as five and six years old, senior citizens in their 80s, and ...
... Uyghurs who have lived and traveled abroad, as well as Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) who have never been abroad before."
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Cdrama #TheLongBallad finished airing. It turns out #Dilireba's character Princess Li Changge and @Wulei's character Turkic prince Ashile Sun DO have historical parallels in Tang Dynasty!

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#迪丽热巴 #长歌行
Not much was written abt frmer Crown Prince 李建成 Li Jiancheng's daughter. But we do know abt Emperor Taizong's step daughter who married a Turkic prince. Her mother was a famous beauty but her Dad was killed in rebellion agst Sui Dynasty. Prince Li Shimin married her mom
In 629 AD, Tang Empire allied w #Uyghurs and Xueyantuo, launched a major expedition agst Eastern Turkic Khaganate in Mongolia. Illig Khagan fled to the tribe of Turkic Prince Ashina Zhong. Ashina Zhong captured Illig Khagan and sent him to Tang court.
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On Thursday, Lithuania's parliament becomes the latest to call #China's persecution of the #Uyghurs in #Xinjiang genocide, voting to call for a U.N. investigation of internment camps and to ask the European Commission to review relations with Beijing. usnews.com/news/world/art…
The non-binding resolution, supported by three fifths of Lithuanian parliament members, also called on China to abolish a national security law in Hong Kong, and to let observers into Tibet and begin talks with its spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
"We support democracy, as we will never forget the cruel lesson of living under occupation by a Communist regime for 50 years", said Dovile Sakaliene, a lawmaker who has been blacklisted by China and who sponsored the resolution.
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According to the result from a report by the German Bundestag's Scientific Service, German companies could soon be forced to restrict their activities in #Xinjiang or withdraw from there altogether, due to the serious violations against #Uyghurs. sueddeutsche.de/politik/untern…
"The report states that once the Supply Chain Act comes into force, 'an obligation on the part of German companies to break off business relations with their Chinese suppliers seems almost inevitable' if they use forced laborers. Otherwise, German companies would face fines.
In individual cases, "individual criminal liability of company employees" could also result.
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Latest for @dwnews: On Thursday's "Arts and Culture" program, I talked about #China's recent attempt to extend its #Xinjiang propaganda effort to the realm of cinema, with the release of a musical and several documentaries by @CGTNOfficiale. dw.com/en/arts-and-cu…
The musical, called the Wings of Songs, featured three main characters from three different ethnic community, is a clear attempt by #Beijing to present its version of "ethnic unity" in a very forceful way.
I cited the prominent phrase used in Chinese official documents and state media, describing the ethnic unity as "the seeds of a pomegranate," to highlight #Beijing's insistence to claim that all ethnic groups in #China live harmoniously together.
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Latest on @radionz: In my latest appearance on the Overseas Correspondent's segment, I talked to the host about #Taiwan's recent wave of local #COVID19 cases extended from a suspected quarantine hotel mismanagement, #Taiwan's challenge to ... rnz.co.nz/national/progr…
... increase vaccination rates with the lack of #COVID19 vaccine options. The new #COVID19 case and the low vaccination rate have increased the anxiety here in #Taiwan, as both the government and the public becoming more vigilant about pandemic prevention.
Then I touched on the motion that the NZ parliament passed yesterday, which they unanimously declared #China's persecution of #Uyghurs in #Xinjiang as a serious human rights violation and concern.
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As Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan, those in #China are forced to follow strict government guidelines as they try to maintain their religious tradition. That's especially true for #Uyghurs in #Xinjiang. By @dakekang and @kmorit: apnews.com/article/china-…
" Tursunjan Mamat, a practicing Muslim in western China’s Xinjiang region, said he’s fasting for Ramadan but his daughters, ages 8 and 10, are not. Religious activity including fasting is not permitted for minors, he explained."
“My children know who our holy creator is, but I don’t give them detailed religious knowledge,” he said, speaking through a translator. “After they reach 18, they can receive religious education according to their own will.”
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Last week, Australian academic Jane Golley claimed that an anonymous academic paper "debunked" the estimated number of #Uyghurs detained in #Xinjiang as well as the evidence of forced labor in the region. She reflected on that incident: smh.com.au/world/asia/anu…
"The anonymous 18-page document took aim at work by Australia’s Strategic Policy Institute but primarily focused on the work by German academic Dr Adrian Zenz, a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation who was recently sanctioned by China."
"Several of Zenz’s key works have been peer-reviewed by Xinjiang scholars. By contrast, the report attempting to discredit his work has not been peer-reviewed."
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THREAD: Delighted that @ShaunBaileyUK, @Conservatives candidate for #MayorofLondon, has put action in response to the Chinese Communist Party in his manifesto

He promises City Hall sanctions on China until
it stops human rights abuses & sets out how/

See bit.ly/32DfKzz
He says:

"China is undermining human
rights in #HongKong through it’s
oppressive national security law and
committing genocide against #Uyghurs
in Xinjiang. I have repeatedly
called for the @MayorofLondon to use
City Hall’s influence to stand up to
China"
"City Hall’s extensive links to Beijing means that this is an action well within the Mayor’s remit. I will implement City Hall sanctions on China. I will end the twinning arrangement between London and Beijing"/
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More than 1 million #Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities are being held in China’s brutal camps. Hundreds of mosques and Muslim cemeteries have been destroyed. Muslim women are forcibly sterilized; Uyghur children are taken from their homes and sent to state-run boarding schools
Men can be sent away for wearing a beard or declining to consume pork or alcohol. The Chinese Communists are attempting to wipe out a culture, a way of life, a people.
While we were talking, she learned that the regime has listed her father, Abduqeyum Hoja, as a terrorist as well.

“He is 80 years old!” she exclaimed. “A retired archaeologist. What kind of terrorist?”
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Turkey summoned the #China Ambassador after the Chinese embassy warned that they could take action against two Turkish politicians who expressed support for the #Uyghurs. thehindu.com/news/internati…
Earlier on Tuesday, the Chinese Embassy tagged @meral_aksener, the head of the opposition Good Party, and Ankara's mayor, @mansuryavas_en, in two Twitter posts in which it defended Beijing's policies and said “the Chinese side reserves its right to a rightful response.”
The embassy tagged Ms. Aksener and Mr. Yavas after the two marked with Twitter posts the killing of Uyghurs by Chinese forces during an uprising in 1990.
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I'd like to share the full Press Statement I released yesterday, concerning the sanction China imposed on me for research documenting the genocide against #Uyghurs in #Xinjiang. (1)
"I learned in the early hours of [26 March] via social media outlet Twitter that I have been sanctioned by the PRC (Chinese) government for ongoing research speaking the truth about human rights violations against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, Northwest China; (2)
"in short, for having a conscience and standing up for social justice. That the Chinese authorities should resort to imposing sanctions on UK politicians, legal chambers, and a sole academic is disappointing, depressing and wholly counter-productive. (3)
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#EU #Brussels #Sanctions

The EU Council agreed today to implement restrictive sanctions on eleven persons and four entities who are responsible for severe human rights violations and abuses in different countries around the world.
These 15 designations are part of the first larger set of listings under the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime, which also included the naming of four #Russian individuals earlier this month.
The sanctions demonstrate the EU's firm commitment to uphold human rights and take concrete measures against those who violate or abuse them. The violations targeted today include the large-scale arbitrary detentions of, in particular, #Uyghurs in #Xinjiang in #China,
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Report from @CNN about the consequences of #China's years-long campaign to persecute the #Uyghurs in #Xinjiang. Parents who fled abroad are separated from their children back in #Xinjiang and many of these children are now placed in state-run orphanages. edition.cnn.com/2021/03/18/chi…
It is part of @amnesty's new report that documents the impact of #China's policies in #Xinjiang on #Uyghur families. Like @MamutjanAB, many of the children are banned from being reunited with their parents abroad.
"This week, a CNN team tracked down Mamutjan's 10-year-old daughter Muhlise at her paternal grandparents' home in the city of Kashgar, in southern Xinjiang.
When asked if she has a message for her father, whom she hasn't spoken to since 2017, Muhlise began to cry. "I miss him."
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#Uyghurs posting short videos crying and longing for their loved ones in #Chinese-occupied #EastTurkestan.

Silent protests like these are not happening for the first time.

Read: wsj.com/articles/uighu…

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#Uyghurs posting short videos crying and longing for their loved ones in #Chinese-occupied #EastTurkestan.

Silent protests like these are not happening for the first time.

Read: wsj.com/articles/uighu…

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#Uyghurs posting short videos crying and longing for their loved ones in #Chinese-occupied #EastTurkestan.

Silent protests like these are not happening for the first time.

Read: wsj.com/articles/uighu…

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1/19 I regret that my Epoch Times investigation isn't finished yet & I'm going fast as I can

With that said, this #thread is another teaser & I'm giving it early release because of its implication to the #UighurGenocide vote in #CDNpoli today & how MPs have been sorely misled
2/19 #CDNpoli #Uyghur #UighurGenocide

First off, the Conservative party pressure to force a vote in Canada is due to a campaign concocted by Steve Bannon, to squeak through his agenda (continuing Trump's agenda) to force a war with #China before Prez Biden can get up to speed
3/19 #UighurGenocide

They're capitalizing on right-wing ownership of most #CDNmedia to disinform #CDNpoli about the #Uyghur issue, without the threat of being fact checked

Our dystopian news climate is being used to manipulate @JustinTrudeau into painting @POTUS into a corner
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🚨 Must-read thread 👇👇👇

It’s focus is on Australia but it’s equally important to the US, Canada & any country that values basic rights, freedoms & rule of law.

The #CCP is engaged in least 1 full-on #genocide, & 2 that approach that designation (vs #Tibetans; #FalunGong).
References:
#Uyghurs: 2017-2021.state.gov/determination-…

#FalunGong: chinatribunal.com/final-judgment/

#Tibet: archive.is/2to2v (note we're looking at @MauraMoynihan1's 1998 WaPo piece here, so this is a long time in the making).
Clarification: The #CrimesAgainstHumanity perpetrated by the #CCP against these groups are ALL a long time in the making. My comment about #Tibet above is that we as "enlightened" societies knew full well back in 1998 the horrors that the #CCP is capable of & still opened...
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Together with almost 70 legislators from all #G7 countries, @RepAGonzalez and I have drafted a letter to our leaders, calling them to unite around a plan of action that addresses Chinas internal & external behaviour which we consider contradictory to international standards.
Full list of signatories from the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Italy and the European Parliament. @TomTugendhat @StewartMcDonald
Our primary objective should be clear: acting as one #G7 alliance to hold firm in our commitment to uphold the international order while ensuring countries like #China play by the rules that they themselves have agreed to. #G7letter
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You would be annoyed if someone misspells your name or ignore your correction request as has been the case here. I trust you would agree that the Uyghurs people desire and linguistic rules of their language should be respected. 4/6
We respectfully ask the @APStylebook and the worldwide media organization to use the correct spelling "Uyghur" instead of "Uighur" Editors' excuse of following @APStylebook is not plausible. 5/6
So, please hear us out and experts as quoted in this thoughtful piece by @RadioFreeAsia in published 2010. 6/6

@UyghurCongress @UyghurProject @Uyghur_American
@CUyghurs
rfa.org/english/news/u…
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