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China is tracking down Uyghurs across the world, independent study finds

  • China’s crackdown on Uyghurs extends beyond Xinjiang to a diaspora spread throughout the world, according to a new independent study.
  • Author Bradley Jardine describes the phenomenon as “transnational repression,” which can be traced back to 1997.
  • Between 1997 and January 2022, more than 1,500 Uyghurs were deported or extradited back to China, while over 5,000 more were subjected to intimidation and harassment, the study found.
  • The repression is expected to grow as China fortifies its tools to include cyberattacks and other forms of online harassment.
  • Jardine recommends the U.S. and other democratic countries to strengthen refugee resettlement programs, establish channels for harassment reporting and restrict exports on surveillance technologies.

In pursuit of its security ideals, China aims to track down every single Uyghur throughout the world, a new study reveals.

Beijing has devised a transnational system of surveillance, extradition and detention that is “pervasive, tenacious and often illegal,” according to research published by the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.

US formally recognizes Myanmar military violence against Rohingya as genocide

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  • U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken officially declared that Myanmar’s military junta has committed genocide and crimes against humanity on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority.
  • The declaration, which occurred at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Monday, did not establish any direct punitive measures against the junta.
  • Blinken vowed that the U.S. government will continue its effort to push for accountability by allocating $1 million of funding to the United Nations' Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar.
  • Before the official declaration on Monday, the U.S. had only formally used the word “genocide” seven times to describe attacks on several minorities, including the Islamic State's attacks on Yazidis and other minorities.
  • Previously, the U.S. described the junta’s acts as “ethnic cleansing.” Since 2017, more than 730,000 Rohingya have reportedly been driven away from their homes to seek refuge in neighboring countries, such as Bangladesh and Indonesia.
  • The junta organized a coup in February 2021 and has been in power ever since.

The United States has formally declared that Myanmar’s military junta has committed genocide and crimes against humanity on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority.

The official declaration was announced by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Monday.

France officially recognizes China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide’ in parliamentary resolution

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  • On Tuesday, France adopted an opposition-led resolution condemning China’s treatment of Uyghurs as “genocide.”
  • “We refuse to submit to propaganda from a regime that is banking on our cowardice and our avarice to perpetrate a genocide in plain sight," said Socialist Party leader Olivier Faure.
  • The Chinese embassy in France released a statement saying the “genocide” allegations are “pure lies based on prejudices and hostility towards China.”

French lawmakers have condemned the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghur people with an official resolution calling it a “genocide.” 

On Tuesday, France’s National Assembly adopted the non-binding resolution that “officially recognizes the violence perpetrated by the People’s Republic of China against the Uyghurs as constituting crimes against humanity and genocide,” reported Agence France-Presse.

Chinese government ‘committed genocide’ against Uyghurs, independent tribunal rules

Uyghur Tribunal

China has committed genocide — among other crimes against humanity — against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, an independent tribunal in London ruled on Thursday.

About the tribunal: Sir Geoffrey Nice, a British barrister and international human rights lawyer, founded the Uyghur Tribunal in 2020 at the request of Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress, to hold China accountable for its alleged crimes. The group, established with the help of the Coalition for Genocide Response, currently consists of lawyers, academics and businesspeople, according to The Guardian.

Khmer Rouge Leaders Finally Convicted for the Cambodian Gen‌o‌c‌ide That ‌Ki‌lle‌d Up to 1.8 Million

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In 1975, the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia. In 1979, after k‌ill‌in‌g a‌round two million Cambodians, the Khmer Rouge were finally taken out of power. In 2018, after two surviving members were put on trial, the k‌illin‌gs have finally been ruled a g‌eno‌ci‌de.

According to the BBC, a tribunal found Noun Chea, the 92-year old former Khmer Rouge deputy, and Khieu Samphan, the 87-year old former head of state, guilty of ge‌no‌cid‌e among numerous other significant c‌ri‌m‌es, including ensl‌av‌em‌ent and to‌rtu‌re‌. They were already serving life sentences prior.

Bodies of Children From the Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar Are Washing Up on Bangladesh’s Shores

Shocking footage shows distressed civilians picking up multiple lifeless bodies of infants and toddlers, believed to be Rohingya genocide victims from Myanmar, washed ashore in Bangladesh.

Nearly 300,000 Rohingya villagers have crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh since August, but many are reportedly being shot by the Myanmar police.

U.N. Reveals Shocking Details of Mass Murder and Rape of Muslim Group in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military forces have been waging a brutal crackdown against a particular Muslim group in the country’s Rakhine State, a new U.N. report revealed on Friday.

Burmese army and Border Guard Police were reportedly involved in extrajudicial killings, widespread rapes, tortures and other brutalities perpetrated on the Rohingya Muslims, a group dubbed as “the most persecuted minority in the world.”