IRF Roundtable Session on the Uyghurs

The speakers for the joint event by IRF Roundtable and Campaign for Uyghurs

The speakers for the joint event by IRF Roundtable and Campaign for Uyghurs

On July 9th, Campaign for Uyghurs, in cooperation with the International Religious Freedom Roundtable, held an event on the situation of the Uyghurs, described by Representative Jim McGovern, who attended the event, as “dire”. The discussion, moderated by IRF Roundtable co-chair Greg Mitchell, centered around legislative response to the atrocities, which are being labeled by many as genocide. 

Congressman McGovern shared the importance of passing the bill he has co-sponsored, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, stating that “..so much more needs to be done. While the Administration has taken some positive steps to block some Chinese suppliers, its actions fall far short of addressing the widespread and systematic use of forced labor in products entering the United States.” Congressman McGovern also affirmed that “It is long past time for companies all over the world to reassess their operations and supply chains and find alternatives that do not exploit the labor and violate the human rights of the Uyghur people.” 

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U.S. Sanctions Against China’s Greatest Criminals

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 9, 2020 11:30 AM EDT
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Campaign for Uyghurs receives the news of U.S. Government sanctions against four of the Chinese government leaders responsible for orchestrating the genocide in East Turkistan with bittersweet sentiments. 

It is deeply sobering that there is a need in this modern age to address individuals whose jobs should be to protect human life and promote peace, in this manner. While this is an incredibly important step to hold a few of the greatest criminals in the world accountable, it is part of a necessarily longer string of actions. …Read More

Campaign for Uyghurs Releases New Genocide Report

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 8, 2020 4:00 PM EDT
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Campaign for Uyghurs is pleased to announce the release of a new report, “China’s Genocide in East Turkistan: The Genocide of Uyghurs by Definition of the United Nations Convention on Genocide Prevention”

It is the sincere hope of each member of the CFU team who worked hard to compile the information contained therein that this report will be useful for all those potential allies in the fight to end China’s genocide of the Uyghur people. By laying out how each condition of genocide laid out by the United Nations is being met by the Chinese regime’s actions towards the Uyghurs,  this accessible material can will lead to greater recognition of the need to label these atrocities as what they are: Genocide. As such, all individuals, corporations, organizations, and nations must treat the Chinese regime as the rogue state that it is. …Read More

Double Relative Program Led To Government-Sponsored Mass Rape: Campaign For Uyghurs

Double relative program led to government-sponsored mass rape: Campaign for Uyghurs

Amid reports of China violating the basic human rights of Uyghur Muslims, Campaign for Uyghurs have released a ‘Genocide in East Turkistan’ revealing the crimes being committed upon the ethnic community.

“The Chinese government sent 1.1 million Han Chinese cadres to East Turkistan to control the daily life of Uyghurs. Their job is to stay in Uyghur homes, share the same bed with them if necessary and to control all aspects of their daily lives. With the ‘Double Relative Program’ initiated by the Beijing government, Han Chinese cadres make visits at least once every two months and stay for about a week. During the stay, while constantly spreading Chinese Communist Party propaganda, they also spy on them. During these visits, they encourage drinking of alcohol and eat pork, all of which are forbidden in Islam. If a Uyghur requests ‘halal meat’ from the market and if they do not drink, they are declared a suspect and sent to the camps,” the report said.…Read More

China: Uyghur activist recounts how Chinese Communist Party seized her sister, forced transformation at ‘education camp’

Rushan Abbas, activist, talks about the human rights situation for Uyghurs in China (Photo: Screengrab from USEmbassyVienna’s channel on YouTube)

Many international human rights organisations have accused Beijing of cracking down on the Uyghurs by sending them to mass detention camps, interfering in their religious activities, and sending members of the community to undergo some form of forceful re-education or indoctrination.

Rushan Abbas, an Uyghur American activist, whose sister went missing in China almost two years ago and is believed to be locked in a detention camp, said that the Chinese regime must be held accountable for its crime against humanity which it manifests in many forms including mass rape, organ harvesting, and sterilisation.…Read More

Anniversary of the Urumchi Massacre

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 5, 2020 9:00 A.M EST
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On July 5-7, 2009, the world watched in horror, but with little understanding of what they were viewing, as thousands of lives were destroyed and China played as the victim just as they continue to do at present. Thus, unsurprisingly, it is ludicrous to suggest that anyone can actually believe the Chinese government reports on what happened in Urumchi. The same government which mowed down student protestors in Tiananmen with guns and tanks does not inspire faith in its narrative regarding how peaceful protests turned violent. In a country that considers any type of free expression threatening, it is tragic that these massacres have continued to be twisted as propaganda used to control Han Chinese citizens in fearing the Uyghurs and justifying their genocide. Today, Campaign for Uyghurs (CFU) remembers with somber reflection.…Read More

Happy 4th of July from Campaign for Uyghurs

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 4, 2020 9:00 A.M EST
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The land of the free, and the home of the brave. On the occasion of the anniversary of this pivotal point in American history, we acknowledge the gift of freedom, and remember the hope that we hold on to for the Uyghur people to enjoy freedom and justice. We acknowledge the need to defend this right, and we ought not let those hostile to our principles use this freedom to defend the indefensible. It would be wrong to deny the many times that the United States, and its founders, did not stand for right morals. But we still hold these truths to be self-evident, whether or not they have always been applied correctly: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. …Read More