Pelosi Signals Strong US Congress Concern Over Uyghur Political ‘Re-education Camps’

2019-02-13

U.S. House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at an event commemorating 60 years of exile by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Washington, Feb. 12, 2019.

U.S. House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at an event commemorating 60 years of exile by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Washington, Feb. 12, 2019.

 RFA

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants Washington to “call out” Beijing for its mass incarceration of ethnic Uyghurs in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), signaling strong concern in Congress, where legislation has been introduced to hold those responsible to account.

Speaking at an event in Washington on Tuesday commemorating 60 years of exile by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Pelosi said she had talked with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the conclusion of the U.S. National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 7 and urged him to bring up the issue of China’s political “re-education camps” in the XUAR with his counterparts in Beijing.

“When I went to the Prayer Breakfast the other day, [U.S. President Donald Trump] talked about religious freedom, and we all applauded … But afterwards, I went up to Secretary Pompeo and I said, ‘how come we’re not talking about the Uyghurs?’ and he said, ‘we should—let’s drum it up,’” Pelosi said.

She said that the camps, where more than 1 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas are believed to have been held since April 2017, are relevant to the situation in Tibet because Tibetans have endured “decades of repression of religion,” and Chinese authorities are now using the same tactics of cultural eradication in the XUAR.

“What has been happening in Tibet now is happening in the Uyghur region of China, and it has to be called out,” Pelosi warned.

“A million Uyghurs in [what is] effectively prison labor camps for the same purpose … assimilation. They want to purge the great individuality of the … culture there.”

According to Pelosi, Washington is obligated to bring up the Uyghur issue, and other examples of religious repression, with Beijing, and “shouldn’t hesitate because of any commercial interest with China.”

“If we don’t, we lose all moral authority to speak about human rights any place in the world,” she added.

Post editorial

Pelosi’s comments came on the same day that the Washington Postpublished an opinion piece by its editorial board calling on the international community to “demand justice” for the Uyghurs and other Muslims detained in camps in the XUAR.

The Post cited a rare statement of criticism against China from a majority Muslim nation issued by Turkey over the weekend, urging authorities to close the camps, and saying it had been prompted to act, in part, by reports of the death in prison of prominent Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit, who had served two years of an eight-year jail sentence “for one of his songs.”

On Sunday, Chinese state media published a video online that purportedly shows Heyit alive, and in which the musician claims he is “in the process of being investigated for allegedly violating the national laws,” and China’s embassy in Ankara called Turkey’s statement “completely against the truth.”

But the Post’s editorial board noted that other nations, “fearful of Chinese bullying and eager to preserve economic ties, have been slow to condemn or even acknowledge this ongoing crime against humanity,” and urged additional governments to speak out against what it called “cultural genocide” in the XUAR.

“China must be held to account” for crimes against the Uyghurs, the article said, adding that “the time has come for the rest of the world to demand admission to the camps, in search of a lost Uyghur musician and more than 1 million others.”

Proposed legislation

The Post specifically mentioned the bipartisan “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act,” put forward last month by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Menendez of New Jersey, which would dedicate new resources from the U.S. State Department, FBI, and other intelligence agencies to documenting abuse of Uyghurs and other ethnic Muslims in the XUAR, as well as Beijing’s intimidation of U.S. citizens and residents on American soil.

The “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act” would require the Director of National Intelligence to issue a report in coordination with the State Department on the security threat posed by China’s crackdown on the Uyghurs, as well as a list of Chinese companies involved in the construction and the operation of re-education camps in the XUAR.

The act calls for “high-level U.S. engagement” on the issue, as well as the application of travel and financial sanctions against Chinese officials who are responsible for the policies in the XUAR under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Last month marked the second time legislation aimed at holding China accountable for its treatment of the Uyghurs was proposed, following the announcement of a similar act in November 2018, which was not taken up by the Senate before the end of the congressional session.

At the time, China’s Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai threatened retaliation if Washington sanctions Beijing over human rights abuses in the XUAR, telling Reuters news agency in an interview that China is working to “re-educate” terrorists and should not be punished for what he suggested is a more humane approach to counter-terrorism.

Global Magnitsky Act

U.S. financier Bill Browder, whose campaign to ensure Russian officials involved in the 2008 death in custody of Russian tax lawyer Sergei Magnitsky were held accountable led to Congress passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012, said Wednesday that sanctioning Chinese officials under the Global Magnitsky Act—an extrajudicial expansion of the legislation—is the best way to begin holding Beijing responsible for its policies in the XUAR.

Speaking to RFA’s Uyghur Service, the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management called sanctions “the first step in creating consequences,” as those responsible for organizing the camps “may find themselves a little more uncomfortable about it if all of a sudden there are punishments for them.”

“The Magnitsky Act is no ultimate solution for this, but it’s better than the current situation, which is that they just do it without any penalty,” he said.

“The two things that need to happen are transparency and punishment … We need as much information as we can get about what’s going on so that the world can react, and then the world should react with punishments starting with the Magnitsky Act and other types of sanctions as they’re available.”

According to Browder, the threat of sanctions to lower level officials overseeing the camps would have a powerful impact on the system.

“Let’s say the U.S. and Canada sanction the top 15 officials involved in this,” he said.

“This will scare thousands of other officials supporting them, and it may loosen the grip or lessen the terror, because they don’t want to end up becoming sanctioned as well.”

In order to pass the supporting legislation, he said, the Uyghur exile community needs to win “the information war” with China and ensure that individual cases are being heard.

“The key is to find the cases that are the most urgent and get as much information out about them as you can,” he said.

“At the end of the day, the West can only react if they have information. And the more information, the more outrage, and the more outrage, the more consequences.”

Camp network

Though Beijing initially denied the existence of re-education camps, Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the XUAR, told China’s official Xinhua news agency in October 2018 that the facilities are an effective tool to protect the country from terrorism and provide vocational training for Uyghurs.

Reporting by RFA’s Uyghur Service and other media organizations, however, has shown that those in the camps are detained against their will and subjected to political indoctrination, routinely face rough treatment at the hands of their overseers, and endure poor diets and unhygienic conditions in the often overcrowded facilities.

Adrian Zenz, a lecturer in social research methods at the Germany-based European School of Culture and Theology, has said that some 1.1 million people are or have been detained in the camps—equating to 10 to 11 percent of the adult Muslim population of the XUAR.

In November 2018, Scott Busby, the deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, said there are “at least 800,000 and possibly up to a couple of million” Uyghurs and others detained at re-education camps in the XUAR without charges, citing U.S. intelligence assessments.

Citing credible reports, U.S. lawmakers Marco Rubio and Chris Smith of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China recently called the situation in the XUAR “the largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.”

Reported by Joshua Lipes and Gulchehra Hoja for RFA’s Uyghur Service.

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Xinjiang ‘Re-education Camps’ Target Cultural, Religious Identity of Uyghurs: US Envoy

By Joshua Lipes
2019-03-08

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback speaks on Religious Freedom at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong, March 8, 2019.

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback speaks on Religious Freedom at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong, March 8, 2019.

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Political “re-education camps” in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) were “created to wipe out the cultural and religious identity” of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities as part of Beijing’s wider “war with faith,” U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said Friday.

Delivering remarks on religious freedom at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong, Brownback noted that authorities in the XUAR have detained more than one million Uyghurs and other Muslims accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas in the camp network since April 2017, often for common religious practices, including praying and attending services.

Though Beijing initially denied the existence of re-education camps, Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the XUAR, told China’s official Xinhua news agency in October 2018 that the facilities are an effective tool to protect the country from terrorism and provide vocational training for Uyghurs.

Reporting by RFA’s Uyghur Service and other media organizations, however, has shown that those in the camps are detained against their will and subjected to political indoctrination, routinely face rough treatment at the hands of their overseers, and endure poor diets and unhygienic conditions in the often overcrowded facilities.

On Friday, Brownback suggested that it is time to “call these camps what they are—they’re internment camps created to wipe out the cultural and religious identity of minority communities.”

“Authorities force innocent people into these camps often based primarily on their religious beliefs and ethnic identity … They are then held for an indeterminate amount of time and subjected to physical and psychological torture, intense political indoctrination, and forced labor.”

Brownback also highlighted repression in the XUAR beyond the camp system, as authorities restrict travel, monitor movement through what he referred to as “a high-tech Orwellian surveillance system,” and banning certain religious practices.

He urged governments to speak out against the abuses in the XUAR, despite China’s economic might, and applauded a rare statement of criticism against Beijing from a majority Muslim nation issued by Turkey in February, urging authorities to close the camps.

“China justifies its use of internment camps and other repressive practices by claiming that it is rooting out terrorism preemptively,” Brownback said.

“But China is not solving a terrorist problem by forcibly moving women, children, the elderly, and the highly educated intelligentsia into mass detention centers and internment camps,” he said.

“Instead, they are creating one. The magnitude of these detentions is completely out of proportion to any real threat China faces from extremism, even according to China’s own official media and police reports.”

According to Brownback, the Chinese government’s actions are intended to ensure that distinct ethnic and religious peoples “are brutally and forcefully controlled.”

“Somehow, men and women of faith are viewed as a threat to the Chinese Communist Party,” he said.

“It is clear that China’s misguided and cruel policies in Xinjiang are creating resentment, hatred, division, poverty, and anger.”

‘War with faith’

Brownback said that Beijing’s policies in the XUAR were part of the government’s wider “war with faith” in the country, which he warned is “a war they will not win.”

He cited the government’s destruction of houses of worship, imprisonment of unsanctioned religious leaders, and actions to silence dissent, which he said demonstrates its “disregard for the individual dignity of every Chinese citizen.”

The ambassador also cited religious restrictions on both lay people and Buddhist monks and nuns in Tibet that have led 155 Tibetans to self-immolate since the wave of fiery protests against Chinese rule of their homeland began in 2009.

He noted that China amended regulations for religious affairs last year that gave the government more power to control how people worship, and have used the new rules to severely crackdown on Christians in the country.

Administration actions

Following his remarks, Brownback was asked what possible actions U.S. President Donald Trump might take against China over its repressive policies in the XUAR, but he said the administration would not “discuss internal matters.”

The ambassador said he had requested access to camps in the region to investigate reports of abuse, but had been refused.

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, admonishing the Trump administration for failing to hold Beijing to account for its actions in the XUAR.

In January, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Menendez of New Jersey put forward the “Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act,” which would dedicate new resources from the U.S. State Department, FBI, and other intelligence agencies to documenting abuse of Uyghurs and other ethnic Muslims in the XUAR, as well as Beijing’s intimidation of U.S. citizens and residents on American soil.

The act calls for “high-level U.S. engagement” on the issue, as well as the application of travel and financial sanctions against Chinese officials who are responsible for the policies in the XUAR under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Camp network

Adrian Zenz, a lecturer in social research methods at the Germany-based European School of Culture and Theology, has said that some 1.1 million people are or have been detained in the camps—equating to 10 to 11 percent of the adult Muslim population of the XUAR.

In November 2018, Scott Busby, the deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, said there are “at least 800,000 and possibly up to a couple of million” Uyghurs and others detained at re-education camps in the XUAR without charges, citing U.S. intelligence assessments.

Citing credible reports, U.S. lawmakers Rubio and Chris Smith of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China recently called the situation in the XUAR “the largest mass incarceration of a minority population in the world today.”

Since 1999, the U.S. has designated China a “Country of Particular Concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, for having engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom.

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Türkiyedin Böretalagha Qaytip Kelgen 6 Oqughuchi Qamaqqa Höküm Qilin’ghan


2017-09-19

Sot meydanigha kirishke temshelgen Uyghurlarni saqchilar tosmaqta.

Sot meydanigha kirishke temshelgen Uyghurlarni saqchilar tosmaqta.

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Melum bolushiche xitayning chet’elde oquwatqan Uyghurlargha qaratqan yurtigha qaytip kélish buyruqigha boysunup, türkiyedin yurti bortalagha qaytip barghan 6 oqughuchi aldi 12, keyni 5 yilliqtin qamaqqa höküm qilin’ghan.

Üchi qiz, üchi oghul bolghan bu alte oqughuchi jewlan, kewser, mudesser we süriye qatarliqlardur. Bular qamaqqa höküm qilinishtin burun bir yépiq terbiyilesh merkizide bir mehel terbiyelen’gen. Bortala shehiridiki bir qamaqxana xadimining melum qilishiche, da’iriler, mezkur 6 oqughuchining türkiyede héchqandaq bir siyasiy pa’aliyetlerge qatnashmighanliqi éniqlan’ghan ehwaldimu, ulargha yuqiriqidek éghir jaza bergen.

Bortala Uyghur aptonom rayonining teyinlen’gen sabiq re’isi nur bekrining yurtidur. Biz türkiyedin bortalagha qaytqan oqughuchilarning aqiwiti heqqide melumat élish üchün bortaladiki nur bekrining yéqin tughqanliridin biri bolghan bortala sheherlik qamaqxanigha tewe yépiq terbiyilesh merkizining bir oqutquchisigha téléfon qilduq. Deslepte weziyetni yoshurushqa tirishqan bu xadim, arqidin, yépiq terbiyilesh merkizi heqqide qismen melumatlarni ashkarilidi.

Türkiyedin yurti bortalagha qaytqan oqughuchlarning aqiwitining namelum ikenliki heqqide radiyomizgha uchur yollighan bir anglighuchimiz, ghayib oqughuchilardin ikkisining, yeni jewlan bilen kewserning aka-uka ikenliki heqqide melumat bergen idi. Mezkur qamaqxana xadimi, késiwétilgen 6 oqughuchidin üch nepirining qiz we 3 nepirining oghul ikenliki, ulardin ikkisining ismining mudesser we süriye ikenlikini ashkarilidi. Uning bayan qilishiche, yépiq terbiyilesh merkizide bir mehel terbiyilen’gen bu 6 oqughuchining türkiyediki mezgilde héchqandaq siyasiy ishqa arilashmighanliqi we peqet oqushtin bashqa oy-xiyalda bolmighanliqi aydinglashqan. Yéqinda ghulja nahiyisidiki yépiq terbiyilesh merkizidiki xadimlar, qilmishi jinayetke toshidighanlarning türme we qamaqxanigha, emma qilmishi jinayetke toshmighan, lékin jinayi xahishi bar dep qaralghanlarning yépiq terbiyilesh merkezlirige apiriliwatqanliqini bayan qilghan idi. Bortaladiki bu alte neper oqughuchi awwal terbiyilesh merkizige ewetilgen, terbiyilesh merkizide ipadisi alahide yaxshi bolghan bolsimu arqidin késiwétilgen.

Söhbitimiz dawamida özining nur bekri bilen yéqin tughqanliqini ret qilmighan, bu xadim deslepte yépiq terbiyilesh merkizining shara’itining yaxshiliqi heqqide medhiye oqudi, u arqidin özining mezkur merkezde terbiyiliniwatqanlarning kimlik we qilmishlirini sorash hoquqi yoqluqini ashkarilidi.

Melum bolushiche, xitayning chet’eldiki Uyghur oqughuchilargha qaratqan yurtigha qaytish buyruqigha boysunup, peqet misirdin qaytip ketkenlerning sanila 3 mingdin artuq. Emma bashqa döletlerdinmu bolup, yurtigha qaytqan oqughuchilarning omumi sani we ularning mutleq köp qismining aqiwiti hazirche melum emes.
Muxbirimiz shöhret hoshur

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Türkiyening Uyghur mesilisi boyiche 3 qétim xitayni eyiblishi némidin dérek béridu?


2019-02-28

Xitayning enqerede turushluq bash elchisi déng li türkiye tashqi ishlar ministiri mewlut chawush'oghlu bilen. 2019-Yili 26-féwral, enqere.

Xitayning enqerede turushluq bash elchisi déng li türkiye tashqi ishlar ministiri mewlut chawush’oghlu bilen. 2019-Yili 26-féwral, enqere.

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25-Féwral küni jenwede dawamlashqan birleshken döletler teshkilati kishilik hoquq kéngishining 40-nöwetlik yighinida türkiye tashqi ishlar ministiri mewlut chawush’oghluning Uyghur diyaridiki Uyghurlar we bashqa musulman türkiy milletlerning weziyiti heqqide qilghan sözi xitayning naraziliqini qozghighan idi.

Xitayning enqerede turushluq bash elchisi déng li 26-féwral küni türkiye tashqi ishlar ministiri mewlut chawush’oghlu bilen körüshkendin kéyin muxbirlargha bergen bayanatida mewlut chawush’oghluning jenwede Uyghurlar toghriliq éytqanlirining héchqandaq asasi yoqluqini ilgiri sürgen. U yene Uyghurlarning diniy étiqad erkinlikige ige ikenlikini, Uyghur til-yéziqining ma’arip, axbarat we neshriyat saheliride ishlitiliwatqanliqini ilgiri sürgen. Türkiye tashqi ishlar ministirliqining tor bétide chawush’oghlu bilen xitay elchisining ikki dölet otturisidiki munasiwetler toghrisida sözleshkenliki bildürülgen. 

Türkiye hökümitining 2 illiq süküttin kéyin arqa-arqidin üch qétim bayanat bérip Uyghur mesiliside xitayni eyiblishi keng Uyghur jama’etchilikini xushal qilish bilen birlikte dunya jama’etchilikiningmu diqqitini tartmaqta. 26-Féwral küni türkiye tashqi ishlar ministiri mewlut chawush’oghlu enqerediki xitay bash elchisi déng lini qobul qilip sözleshken. Bu bir qatar jiddiychilikler némidin dérek béridu? enqerediki istratégiyilik chüshenchiler institutining mutexessisi, doktor erkin ekrem ependi ziyaritimizni qobul qilip, hazir yüz bériwatqan bir qatar hadisilerning türkiye-xitay munasiwitining jiddiylishiwatqanliqining ipadisi ikenlikini bayan qildi 

Xitay 2015-yili türkiyening üchinchi chong shehiri bolghan izmirde konsulxana achqan idi. Xitay elchixanisining tor bétidiki eng yéqinqi xewerge asaslan’ghanda, 27-féwral küni xitayning izmirdiki konsulxanisi étiwétilgen. Buni qandaq chüshinish kérek? doktor erkin ekrem ependi xitay eyni waqitta özining “Bir belwagh bir yol” qurulushini izmir arqiliq yawropagha baghlashni pilanlighanliqini, hetta izmirde uniwérsitét qurmaqchi bolghanliqini, emma bügünki kün’ge kelgende xitayning izmirdiki konsulxanisini tuyuqsiz taqishining uning bu pilanidin waz kechkenlikining ipadisi bolush éhtimali barliqini bayan qildi. 

Melum bolghinidek türkiye Uyghur diyaridiki lagérlar mesiliside ikki yildin buyan sükütte turup kelgen idi. Halbuki, 2 heptidin buyan türkiye bu sükütni buzup arqa-arqidin 3 qétim xitayni eyiblidi. Türkiyening bu sükütni buzushidiki sewebler zadi néme? doktor erkin ekrem ependi bu heqte toxtilip, öz qarashlirini otturigha qoydi. 

Istanbuldiki yildiz téxnika uniwérsitéti xelq’ara munasiwetler kespining proféssori, doktor mehmet akif oqur ependi bu heqte mundaq dédi: “Türkiye arqa-arqidin bayanat élan qilip, xitayning Uyghur diyardiki lagérlar mesilisi we insan heqliri depsendichilikidin bi’aram bolghanliqini otturigha qoydi. Türkiye hökümiti Uyghurlarning éghir weziyitidin xewerdar bolghandin kéyin arqa-arqidin bayanat bérip xitayni eyibligili turdi. Hökümet buninggha qarap turalmaytti. Uyghurlarning weziyiti yaxshilan’ghuche türkiyening inkasi dawamlishidu dep oylaymen. Chünki türkiye hökümitige türkiye jama’itining qattiq bésimi bar.”
Undaqta, türkiyening Uyghur mesilisige tutqan pozitsiyeside jiddiy özgirish bolushi mumkinmu? türkiyening bu pozitsiyisi xitayning Uyghur siyasitini özgertelemdu? doktor erkin ekrem ependi gerche türkiyening jiddiy inkasi xitayning Uyghur siyasitini özgertelmisimu, emma bashqa döletler bilen birlikte xitaygha bésim ishletse choqum özgerteleydighanliqini ilgiri sürdi. 

Türkiye hökümiti 2 yilliq süküttin kéyin axiri xitayning Uyghur diyaridiki insaniyetke qarshi jinayetlirige inkas qayturdi. 9-Féwral küni tashqi ishlar ministirliqining bayanatchisi hami aqsoy, 11-féwral küni bolsa adalet we tereqqiyat partiyesining bayanatchisi ömer chelik ependi bayanat bérip, xitayning Uyghur diyaridiki jaza lagérlirini derhal taqishini, rayondiki Uyghur we bashqa musulman yerlik xelqlerning eng eqelliy insaniy hoquqlirigha hörmet qilishini telep qildi.
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“Xitayda ewj éliwatqan zor kölemlik diniy ziyankeshlik” témisidiki yighinda Uyghurlar mesilisi nuqtiliq muhakime qilindi


2019-03-04

Amérikining xelq'ara diniy erkinlik ishliri elchisi sam brownbek ependi yighinda söz qilmaqta. 2019-Yili 4-mart, washin'gton.

Amérikining xelq’ara diniy erkinlik ishliri elchisi sam brownbek ependi yighinda söz qilmaqta. 2019-Yili 4-mart, washin’gton.

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Xitay hökümitining aliy rehberlik hoquqi shi jinpingning qoligha ötkendin kéyinki xitayda barliqqa kelgen özgirishlerning biri qatarida her zaman diniy erkinlik heqlirining qandaq teqiblerge uchrap kelgenliki tilgha élinip kelmekte.

Ene shu ehwalning hazirqi tereqqiyat basquchigha qarap chiqish üchün 4-mart küni chüshtin burun amérika dölet mejliside “Xitayda ewj éliwatqan zor kölemlik diniy ziyankeshlik” témisida doklat bérish yighini échildi. 

Oxshash bolmighan on nechche xil diniy étiqad we kishilik hoquq teshkilatining ortaq bash qoshushi bilen yéngidin wujudqa kelgen “Xitaydiki diniy étiqad heqlirini algha sürüsh birleshmisi” teshkilligen bu yighinda shi jinping hakimiyet béshigha chiqqandin kéyin diniy étiqad erkinlikini cheklep, diniy jama’etke ziyankeshlik qilishta “Medeniyet zor inqilabi” dewridin buyanqi eng qabahetlik bir dewrni yaratqanliqi, bu jehette Uyghurlarning eng zor bedel tölewatqanliqi bash téma boldi. Jümlidin Uyghurlardin milyonlarche kishining alliqachan diniy étiqad sewebidin lagérlargha qamalghanliqi we bu jaylarda özlirining diniy étiqadidin waz kéchishke mejburliniwatqanliqi yene bir qétim alahide tekitlendi.

Bu qétimqi yighin’gha alahide ishtirak qilghan mötiwer zatlarning biri amérikining xelq’ara diniy étiqad erkinliki ishliridiki bash elchisi sam brownbek ependi idi. U yighinda alahide söz qilip diniy étiqad heqlirining insaniyetning eng muhim heqlirining biri ikenliki, insanlarning diniy étiqadqa ige bolushi yaki ige bolmasliqi shu shexsning ixtiyaridiki ish ikenlikini, héchqandaq shexs yaki hökümetning bu heqlerge dexli-teruz qilishigha bolmaydighanliqini, jümlidin bu heqlerni öz qanunida resmiy étirap qilghan hemde bu heqtiki xelq’araliq ehdinamilerge imza qoyghan xitay hökümitining emdilikte ashkara halda bu heqlerni teqib qilishigha süküt qilishqa bolmaydighanliqini tekitlidi. 

Shu qatarda sözge chiqqanlardin pénsiyege chiqqan sabiq dölet mejlisi ezasi frank wolf ependi hayajan ichide oxshash bolmighan diniy étiqad jama’itining zalim hökümetning diniy zulumigha qarshi bir yaqidin bash chiqarghanliqini qizghin alqishlidi. U nöwette diniy zulum sewebidin milyonlighan Uyghurning lagérlargha nezerbend qiliwétilgenlikini, hazir bu tutqunlar arisida nurghun sandiki Uyghur gödeklirining barliqini éytip kélip xitay hökümitining emdilikte chet’ellerde kungzi instituti berpa qilish namida kompartiyening mushu xildiki zalimliq idiyesini dunyagha terghib qiliwatqanliqini, bu orunlarda Uyghurlarning wekilliri yaki bashqa diniy jama’etning wekilliri söz qilishqa teklip qilinmisa bundaq institutlarni amérika tupriqidin qoghlap chiqirish lazimliqini éytqanda zalda güldüras alqish sadasi yangridi. 

Bu qétimqi yighinda nuqtiliq muhakime qilin’ghan yene bir mesile Uyghurlar duch kéliwatqan diniy zulumlarni ijra qilghuchi xitay emeldarlarni jazalash hemde xitay hökümiti ijra qiliwatqan zalim siyasetlerge hemdemde boluwatqan amérika shirketlirini tekshürüsh mesilisi boldi. Washin’gtondiki “Uyghur kishilik hoquq qurulushining tashqi ishlar diréktori lu’iza gréw xanim bu heqte mexsus söz qilip, “Yer shari magnétiski qanuni” ni Uyghurlar diyaridiki bir türküm xitay emeldarlirigha tetbiqlash heqqide amérika tashqi ishlar ministiri mayk pompéyo we amérikining maliye ministiri stéwén mnuchin’gha bu heqte mexsus mektup yollighanliqini, mezkur qanunni ijra qilishning waqti kelgenlikini yene bir qétim tekitlidi.

Yighinda bir qisim Uyghur guwahchilar, shundaqla sabiq xitay saqchisi, falun’gongchilardin yéqinda xitay türmisidin qoyup bérilgenler guwahliq bérip xitaydiki diniy ziyankeshlikning tepsiliy ehwalidin melumat berdi. 

Bu qétimqi yighinning tepsilatigha qiziqsanglar diqqitinglar etiki programmimizda bolsun.
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Traveling Through the Uyghurland with Artist Lisa Ross

Traveling Through the Uyghur Homeland with Artist Lisa Ross

For 17 years, artist Lisa Ross has been documenting the lands of Western China that are home to Uyghurs, a population that is threatened today by the Chinese authorities.

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In 2002, artist Lisa Ross found herself in China. She decided to venture to the far western regions of the country, which she heard were home to a predominantly Uyghur population. She would return numerous times after that to document many aspect of a community that was about to change forever.

Her photos are haunting, since they represent a world that is no longer there, as the Chinese authorities are imposing strict assimilationist policies on the local populations. It is believed that over a million Uyghurs and other Muslim populations have been forced into “re-education camps” that have been built in the last few years. A number of Ross’s contacts in the region have been disappeared and detained in such camps.

I invited Ross, and her collaborator Anthony Varalli, to our studio to tell us about her experience in this land that sees few foreigners and where international reporters rarely ever visit.

Some of Ross’s work in the Uyghur homeland is currently on view in New York’s Miyako Yoshinaga gallery. Titled I Can’t Sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland, the exhibition continues until March 16.

The music for this episode is “People are Glorious” by renowned musician Sanubar Tursun, who worked with Lisa Ross. Tursun was arrested by the Chinese authorities in December of last year. Her album, Arzu (Songs of the Uyghurs), is available on iTunes, and her music is also part of the album Music of Central Asia, Vol. 10: Borderlands, which you can find on iTunes and other music portholes. 

This and more in the current episode of our weekly Art Movements podcast.

https://hyperallergic.com/487527/traveling-through-the-uyghur-homeland-with-artist-lisa-ross/?fbclid=IwAR3tOR3DOcDBbvir5YcOXaq63Xu-MYtWbMdIFtT-Wi17Uc0GtJapi2uqYBI