On the Release of a Joint Letter Regarding Sanctions

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2020 10:30 a.m. EST
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Campaign for Uyghurs was pleased to serve as signatory on a letter with Human Rights First and other organizations that has been sent to the foreign ministry and treasure officials of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada in order to encourage the implementation and integration of further Magnitsky-like sanctions. 

The letter noted that “..the impact and perceived legitimacy of such sanctions will be bolstered if coordinated and implemented in conjunction with the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada. We encourage your governments to prioritize multilateralization of targeted human rights and anti-corruption sanctions, which among other benefits will have the manifest impact of expanding the reach of travel restrictions and asset freezes.” This, in turn, will increase the costs for each sanctioned individual and entity to continue committing human rights abuses or acts of corruption, in the Uyghur Region or elsewhere, and serve as a more effective deterrent.”…Read More

The Complicity of Chinese Apps in Genocide

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
August 10, 2020 12:00 p.m. EST
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Campaign for Uyghurs supports the executive order banning TikTok and WeChat. TikTok, owned by a Chinese company, ByteDance, has been found to be a potential spying threat and the app’s ability to safeguard user privacy has repeatedly been called into question. The Chinese government also uses WeChat to collect data and spy on its users. By allowing citizens to utilize Chinese-made apps, the CCP is being given free reign to infiltrate democratic states and spread their false narratives like a virus.

Content that Beijing deems “subversive” has also been forced to be removed from both platforms. Human rights experts are well aware of the ways that these apps have been utilized to spy on Uyghurs and other dissenting voices and are used to persecute these individuals and their family members. Information collected from WeChat can be enough to land one in a concentration camp or prison, as is the case for many Uyghurs who have contact with foreigners or family members who are abroad. Tencent, WeChat’s parent company, is thus clearly complicit in the genocide of Uyghurs, amongst other affronts on human rights. The United States administration has not been alone in acknowledging this, India has also banned far more Chinese apps than were addressed by the U.S. executive order on August sixth.…Read More

Eid al-Adha Mubarak from Campaign for Uyghurs

The historic Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, East Turkistan

CFU Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 30, 2020, 8:30 A.M. EDT
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Campaign for Uyghurs extends greetings to the Muslim brothers and sisters around the world and wishes each one a Happy Eid. On this special day in the midst of these uncertain times with Covid-19,  may your feast of the sacrifice be blessed with sweet fellowship with family and relatives and safety for all. We ask that on this day you also remember the suffering Uyghur brothers and sisters as members of the poor and needy in the global community,  and also remember what the Chinese government’s totalitarian suppression and disinformation have brought to the world and caused with the virus.…Read More

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

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