Beijing backs ‘patriotic actions’ of Chinese students who reported Uygur activist in Canada

  • But embassy in Ottawa says the incident at McMaster University – as well as a separate case in Toronto – had nothing to do with Chinese officials
  • Students were infuriated Rukiye Turdush had been given a chance to deliver a speech on campus and sent video and photos to consulate
Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho  

Updated: Saturday, 16 Feb, 2019 11:30pm91545

China’s embassy in Ottawa said the two incidents at Canadian campuses this week had “nothing to do with the Chinese embassy and Chinese consulate general”. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s embassy in Ottawa said the two incidents at Canadian campuses this week had “nothing to do with the Chinese embassy and Chinese consulate general”. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s embassy in Ottawa said the two incidents at Canadian campuses this week had “nothing to do with the Chinese embassy and Chinese consulate general”. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing backed the “patriotic actions” of Chinese students who reported a Uygur activist’s talk at a Canadian university to the consulate, but said they were not told to do so by officials.

“We strongly support the just and patriotic actions of the Chinese students,” the Chinese embassy in Ottawa said in a statement on Saturday.

“Safeguarding sovereignty and opposing separatism are the common position of the international community, and they are also the position that the Canadian government upholds,” it said.

“[But] what happened recently at the University of Toronto and McMaster University has nothing to do with the Chinese embassy and Chinese consulate general in Canada.”

Uygur activist Rukiye Turdush gave a talk at McMaster University in Ontario this week. Photo: Handout

Uygur activist Rukiye Turdush gave a talk at McMaster University in Ontario this week. Photo: HandoutShare:Earlier this week, a group of Chinese students at McMaster University in Ontario were infuriated when they found out Rukiye Turdush – a Uygur woman they considered a separatist – had been given the opportunity to deliver a speech on campus about the mass internment of Muslimsin the Xinjiang region, in China’s far west.

They took to Chinese social network WeChat to rally support, then attended the event, filming and taking photos, which were later sent to the Chinese consulate in Toronto.SUBSCRIBE TO US CHINA TRADE WARGet updates direct to your inboxSUBMITBy registering for these newsletters you agree to our T&C and Privacy Policy

Also this week, a Tibetan woman seeking to become student union president at the University of Toronto at Scarborough was targeted in a petition signed by nearly 10,000 people who were unhappy about her pro-Tibet stance.

Beijing is facing a growing outcry from the United Nations and Western governments over its treatment of the mostly Muslim Uygur minority in Xinjiang. The UN has said it received credible reports that as many as 1 million ethnic Uygurs were being held in mass internment camps there.

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At a regular UN review of the country’s human rights record last year, Beijing characterised the far west region as a former hotbed of extremism that had been stabilised through “training centres” that helped people to gain job skills.

The embassy statement repeated Beijing’s explanation of its treatment of Uygurs, saying there had been no human rights violations in Xinjiang and dismissing the Uygur activists’ movement in Canada.

It added that the training centres had been set up to protect China’s national security from the “three evils” of terrorism, extremism and separatism.

“The Chinese government protects the freedom of religious belief and all related rights of people of all ethnic groups in Tibet and Xinjiang in accordance with the law,” the statement said, adding that the authorities had taken “necessary measures to counter terrorism and extremism in Xinjiang”.

“Canada is a multicultural country advocating freedom of speech … People who oppose [separatism] should also be entitled to enjoy the freedom of speech,” it said. “We hope that the Canadian people could correctly view the relevant issues and will not be misled by the wrong information.”

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A large number of Chinese students are enrolled at Canadian universities. According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education, there were more than 140,000 students from China in Canada in 2017.

As the number of Chinese students at foreign universities has grown, the Washington Post reports that educators have expressed concern that student activism carried out with the support or direction of Chinese officials could corrode free speech by making students and scholars, particularly those with family ties to China, afraid to criticise the Communist Party line.This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: ‘patriotic’ students in canada hailed

Muhajirettiki Uyghurlar qozghighan “Menmu Uyghur” pa’aliyitige gherblik Uyghurshunaslarmu awaz qoshti


2019-02-14

"Menmu Uyghur" pa'aliyitige nöwette amérikining indi'ana uniwérsitétida doktorluq aspirantliqida oquwatqan Uyghur muzika-medeniyet tetqiqatchisi élis andérson xanimmu qatnashqan.

“Menmu Uyghur” pa’aliyitige nöwette amérikining indi’ana uniwérsitétida doktorluq aspirantliqida oquwatqan Uyghur muzika-medeniyet tetqiqatchisi élis andérson xanimmu qatnashqan.

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Sen’etkar abduréhim héyitning xitay türmiside ölgenlik xewiri tarqalghandin kéyin türkiye tashqi ishlar ministirliqi xitayning milyonlarche Uyghurlarni lagérgha qamighanliqini eyiblep bayanat élan qilghan idi. Xitay buninggha qarita naraziliq bayanati élan qilip, abduréhim héyt sözlitilgen sin körünüshini ashkarilidi hemde türkiyeni yalghan xewer tarqitish bilen eyiblidi. Bu weqe muhajirettiki Uyghurlar qozghighan “Menmu Uyghur” pa’aliyiti arqiliq xelq’araning diqqitini yene bir qétim Uyghur diyaridiki lagérlar mesilisige merkezleshtürdi.

Melum bolushiche, bu pa’aliyetke Uyghurlardin bashqa gherb döletliridiki Uyghurlar mesilisige yéqindin köngül bölüp kéliwatqan kishilik hoquq pa’aliyetchiliri we bir qisim Uyghurshunas tetqiqatchilarmu awaz qoshqan.

Bélgiye biryussél höriyet uniwérsitétining xitaydiki az sanliq milletler medeniyiti tetqiqatchisi, dotsént wénisa fan’gwillé xanim ziyaritimizni qobul qilip, özining mezkur pa’aliyetke awaz qoshushidiki sewebler heqqide toxtaldi. U “Menmu Uyghur” pa’aliyitige qatnishish “Chet’ellerdiki Uyghur tetqiqatchiliri üchün wijdaniy mejburiyet” dédi. 

U bayanida ikki yildin buyan xitaydiki mezgilide yéqin dostluq munasiwiti ornatqan Uyghur bilim ademlirining xitay da’iriliri teripidin tutqun qilin’ghanliqi heqqidiki xewerlerni anglighan bolsimu, emma ular üchün héch qilip bérelmigenlikini bildürdi. U bu qétim finlandiyediki xalmurat Uyghur teshebbus qilghan “Menmu Uyghur” pa’aliyitidin xewer tapqandin kéyin, bu pa’aliyetken awaz qoshush qararigha kelgenlikini bayan eskertip ötti.

Wénisa fan’gwillé xanim yene mezkur pa’aliyetning xitaygha téximu qattiq bésim peyda qilish roli barliqini tekitlidi. 

“Menmu Uyghur” pa’aliyitige nöwette amérikining indi’ana uniwérsitétida doktorluq aspirantliqida oquwatqan Uyghur muzika-medeniyet tetqiqatchisi élis andérson xanimmu qatnashqan.

Élis andérson xanim 2012-2013-yillarda Uyghur diyarida ötküzülgen “Yipek yoli sadasi” namliq naxsha musabiqisige Uyghurche “Nazaket” dégen isim bilen qatniship, özining Uyghur naxshilirini eynen orunlash mahariti we rawan Uyghurche sözliri bilen Uyghurlar arisida tonulghan idi.

U “Menmu Uyghur” pa’aliyitige awaz qoshup, twittérgha yollighan yazmisida xitayda iz-déreksiz ghayib bolghan Uyghur folklor tetqiqatchisi doktor rahile dawut bilen bille chüshken resimini yollighan. Resimning astigha “Rahile dawut hazir qeyerde? uninggha oxshash tetqiqatchilarning insan qélipidin chiqqan mu’amilige uchrishigha néme seweb boldi?” dégen so’allarni qoyghan.

Élis andérson xanim bügünki künde Uyghur xelqi uchrawatqan bu xil éghir zulumlargha süküt qilalmaydighanliqini, özining “Menmu Uyghur” pa’aliyiti we bashqa usullar arqiliq naheq türmilerge qamalghan Uyghurlar üchün öz awazini anglitidighanliqini bildürdi.
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Uyghur diyaridiki 2 yérim milyon kishining shexsiy uchurliri pütünley ashkarilan’ghan


2019-02-18

Uyghur diyaridiki 2 yérim milyon kishining shexsiy uchurlirining ashkarilan'ghanliqi heqqide 17-féwral roytérs agéntliqida bérilgen xewer.

Uyghur diyaridiki 2 yérim milyon kishining shexsiy uchurlirining ashkarilan’ghanliqi heqqide 17-féwral roytérs agéntliqida bérilgen xewer.

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Gollandiyediki bir neper intérnét mutexessisining bildürüshiche, Uyghur diyaridiki 2 yérim milyondin artuq kishining chiray perqlendürüsh téxnikisi arqiliq xitayning sün’iy eqil kontrol sistémisigha kirgüzülgen shexsiy uchurliri pütünley ashkarilinip ketken.

Bu xewer bügün etigen, yeni 17-féwral roytérs agéntliqi, “Jenubiy xitay etigenlik pochtisi”, “El-jezire” we “Amérika awazi” qatarliq köp sandiki dunyawi taratqularda ulap xewer qilindi.

Xewerde déyilishiche, gollandiyediki GDI fondining tor bixeterliki mutexessisi wéktor géwérs aldinqi küni tasadipiy halda shénjéndiki bir xitay yuqiri téxnika shirkitining sandani, yeni sanliq melumat ambirida saqliniwatqan milyonlighan kishilerning shexsiy uchurlirini bayqighan. Mezkur sandanda Uyghur diyardiki 2 yérim milyondin artuq kishining kimlik nomuri, isim-familisi, jinsi, adrési, tughulghan yil-ay-küni, ish orni hemde ularning ötken 24 sa’et ichidiki chiray tonush téxnikisi arqiliq kaméra arxipigha yollan’ghan heriket haliti we yürüsh-turushi qatarliq shexsiy uchurliri xatirisi bar iken. 

Xewerde déyilishiche, bu peqet xitaydiki sün’iy eqil we yuqiri téxnika uchur sistémisi bilen shughullinidighan birla shirketning sandanining tasadipiy ashkarilinishi iken. Xitay taratqulirining ilgiri sürüshiche, xitay hökümet terep nöwette shénjéndiki mezkur shirketke qarita jiddiy halda tekshürüsh élip barmaqtiken.

Radiyomiz 2016-yilining axirliridin bashlap xitay hökümitining “Omumiy xelq salametlik tekshürüshi” dégen nam astida Uyghur diyaridiki yerlik ahalilerning shexsiy uchurliri, yeni ularning qan ewrishkisi, chiray körünüshi, köz almisi we köz qarichuqi, a’ile ezaliri we uruq-tughqanlar zenjiri shundaqla bashqa her türlük xususiy uchurlirini arxiplashturuwatqanliqi heqqide köpligen melumatlarni ashkarilighan idi. Uningdin bashqa xitay da’irilirining oxshash waqitta yene Uyghur diyardiki barliq matorluq qatnash wasitilirige iz qoghlash apparati ornatqanliqi, shexslerning yanfonlirigha hökümet meblegh sélip ishlep chiqqan kontrol eplirini qachilighanliqi melum bolghan idi.

Uyghur diyaridiki 2 yérim milyon kishining xitay hökümitining yuqiri téxnikiliq kontrol sistémisida saqliniwatqan shexsiy uchurlirining ashkarilinishi xelq’arada küchlük ghulghula qozghidi. Bu xewer xitay hökümitining Uyghur diyarida milyonlighan Uyghur, qazaq we bashqa yerlik musulman xelqlerni jaza lagérlirigha qamap, insaniyetke qarshi jinayet sadir qiliwatqanliqi ilgiri sürülüwatqan, xelq’ara jem’iyetning xitaygha bolghan inkasi küchiyiwatqan bir mezgilde ashkarilandi.

Közetküchiler, shénjéndiki peqet birla xitay shirkitining sandanida saqliniwatqan Uyghur diyaridiki 2 yérim milyon kishining shexsiy uchuri bizge xitay hökümitining Uyghur diyarida ghayet zor yuqiri téxnikiliq kontrol sistémisini qurup bolghanliqini, emdi dunya buninggha dawamliq süküt qilsa insaniyet tarixidiki mölcherligüsiz bir meydan paji’ening yüz bérishidin saqlan’ghili bolmaydighanliqini körsitip bermekte, dégenlerni ilgiri sürmekte.
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Ichki mongghuldiki türme xadimi: “Bir türküm shinjangliq mehbuslar alte ay burun yötkep kélindi”


2019-02-18

Uyghur rayonidin mehbuslarning yötkep kélin'genliki delillen'gen ichki mongghul wutachi türmisi.

Uyghur rayonidin mehbuslarning yötkep kélin’genliki delillen’gen ichki mongghul wutachi türmisi.

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“Zimistan” torining Uyghur rayonidin xitay ölkilirige yötkelgen mehbuslar heqqidiki xewiride uchur yetküzgüchilerdin birining ichki mongghulluq ikenliki qeyt qilin’ghan. Muxbirimiz bu yip uchigha asasen ichki mongghul aptonom rayonidiki türme we türme bashqurush orunlirigha qarita téléfon ziyariti élip bardi. Türme bashqurush xadimliri birdek Uyghur rayondin yötkep kélin’gen mehbuslar mesilisining dölet mexpiyetliki ikenlikini tekitlesh arqiliq ichki mongghuldiki türmilerdimu Uyghur rayonidin yötkep kélin’gen mehbuslarning barliqini delillidi. Ichki mongghul aptonom rayonluq türme bashqurush idarisining bir xadimi Uyghur rayonidin bir türküm mehbuslarning ötken yili 8 ‏-ayda yötkep kélin’genlikini ashkarilidi.

Hörmetlik radi’o anglighuchilar, “Zimistan” torining mezkur xewiride bayan qilinishiche, Uyghur rayonidiki mehbuslar yötkilishtin awwal rayondin yötkeshke qatnishidighan saqchilargha mexpiyetlik heqqide mexsus ders bérilgen we ehwalni ashkarilimasliq heqqide toxtam tüzülgen. Toxtamda “Eger birer uchurni ashkarilap qoysa az dégende 3 yil türmide yatidighanliqi” belgilen’gen. Xewerde yene ichki mongghulluq bir shahitning melumatlirigha asasen bayan qilinishiche, mehbuslar yötkep kélinish aldida türme aldidiki we ichidiki barliq wiwiska we lozunkilar éliwétilgen. Bu arqiliq mehbuslardin özliri yötkelgen orunning qeyerliki yoshurulghan. Téléfonimizni qobul qilghan ichki mongghul aptonom rayonluq türme bashqurush idarisining bir xadimi Uyghur rayonidin yötkep kélin’gen mehbuslar heqqide türme siyasiy bölümi qatarliq alaqidar orunlardin melumat élishimizni tewsiye qildi.

Téléfonimizni qobul qilghan ichki mongghul ayallar 1‏‏-türmisining bir xadimi bu türmide Uyghur rayonidin ekélin’gen mehbuslarning bar-yoqluqi heqqidiki so’alimizgha bu uchurlarning “Dölet mexpiyetliki” ikenlikini eskertip, bu heqte melumat bérelmeydighanliqini éytti. Biz uningdin özlirining Uyghur rayondin yötkelgen mehbuslarni bashqurushta qandaq qiyinchiliqlargha duch kelgenlikini sorighinimizda u özining xizmet da’irisining cheklikliki seweblik u mehbuslar bilen uchrishish pursitining bolmighanliqini tilgha aldi. Biz uningdin mezkur mehbuslarning herqandaq bir kishi bilen körüshüshining cheklen’genliki heqqidiki uchurning toghra-xataliqini sorighinimizda u ehwalning undaq emeslikini bayan qildi. 

“Beydu” uchur ambiridiki bir matériyalda ichki mongghulda 11 orunda türme barliqi bayan qilin’ghan. Deslepki éniqlashlirimiz dawamida melum bir xadim ichki mongghuldiki 4 türmide Uyghur mehbuslarning barliqini bayan qilghan idi. Ichki mongghul aptonom rayonluq türme bashqurush idarisining siyasiy bölüm xadimi Uyghur rayonidin yötkelgen mehbuslarning wutachi we shalachi namidiki ikki türmide barliqini tilgha aldi. Biz uningdin ene shu ikki türmide qanchilik Uyghur mehbus barliqini sorighinimizda u sirttin yötkelgen mehbuslar mesilisining mexpiyetlik ikenlikini eskertti. “Zimistan” torining bu heqtiki xewiride ichkirige yötkelgen Uyghur mehbuslarning adette 10 yilliqtin yuqiri késilgenler ikenliki bayan qilin’ghan. Biz mezkur xadimdin bu toghruluq so’al sorighinimizda, u bu so’algha peqet alaqidar rehberlerdin ruxset alghandin kéyinla jawab béreleydighanliqini éytti. Biz uningdin öz xizmet ornida échilghan “Shinjangdin mehbus yötkesh xizmiti” toghrisidiki yighin’gha qatnashqan-qatnashmighanliqini soriduq. Bu xadim özining bu yighin’gha qatnashqanliqini bayan qildi. Uning déyishiche, shu yighinda xadimlar Uyghur rayondin kelgen mehbuslar heqqide herqandaq orunning so’aligha jawab bermeslik, jawab bérishke toghra kelse peqet rehberlikning testiqidin kéyin jawab bérish heqqide agahlandurulghan iken. 

Téléfonimizni qobul qilghan wutachi türme xadimi özliride Uyghur rayonidin yötkelgen mehbuslarning yoq bolushi mümkinlikini éytti, emma yoq dep késip éytalmidi. Ilgiri bezi xewerlerde ichki mongghulning Uyghur rayonidin yötkelgen mehbuslarni herqaysi ölkilerge yolgha sélishta bir öteng ornida qollinilghanliqimu tilgha élin’ghan. Biz alaqidar xadimdin Uyghur rayonidin mezkur mehbuslarning ichki mongghulgha waqitliq ekélin’genliki we yaki uzun muddetlik ekélin’genlikini soriduq. U özining bu heqte melumati yoqluqini éytti. 

“Zimistan” torining xewiride yene ichki mongghulluq guwahchining bayanlirigha asasen Uyghur rayonidin yötkelgen mehbuslarning heddidin ziyade qattiq bashquruluwatqanliqi, bu sewebidin ölüm hadisiliriningmu yüz bergenliki tilgha élin’ghan. Biz rayonluq türme bashqurush idarisi xadimdin Uyghur mehbuslar bilen türme xadimliri arisida til mesilisi yüz bériwatqan yaki bermeywatqanliqini soriduq. Bu xadim Uyghur mehbuslar qamalghan shalachi we wutachi türmilirining alahide bashqurulidighanliqi, u yerde yüz bergen mesilerning özlirige melum qilinmaydighanliqini éytti. Biz uningdin Uyghur rayonidin mehbuslarning qachan yötkelgenlikini sorighinimizda, u “Buningdin alte ayche burun” dep jawab berdi. Emma shu qétimda qanchilik kishining yötkelgenliki we qeyerlerge teqsim qilin’ghanliqi heqqide alaqidar rehberlerningla melumatliq ikenlikini eskertti. 

Biz axirida Uyghur rayonidin mehbus yötkeshning yene dawam qiliwatqan yaki toxtighanliqini soriduq. U bu uchurlarning “Tamamen mexpiyetlik” ikenlikini eskertip, adettiki kadirlarning bu ehwallardin xewer tépishining mumkinsizlikini éytti.
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En’gliye parlamént ezasi emili tornberi xanim xitayning Uyghurlargha qaratqan basturushlirini toxtitishqa chaqirdi


2019-02-18

En'gliye paytexti londondiki london musulmanlar merkizide ötküzülgen "Xitaydiki Uyghurlarni qutquzayli" témisidiki yighinda en'gliye emgek partiyesining parlamént ezasi emili tornberi xanim alahide méhman süpitide söz qildi. 2019-Yili 13-féwral.

En’gliye paytexti londondiki london musulmanlar merkizide ötküzülgen “Xitaydiki Uyghurlarni qutquzayli” témisidiki yighinda en’gliye emgek partiyesining parlamént ezasi emili tornberi xanim alahide méhman süpitide söz qildi. 2019-Yili 13-féwral.

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En'gliye paytexti londondiki london musulmanlar merkizide ötküzülgen "Xitaydiki Uyghurlarni qutquzayli" témisidiki yighinda Uyghur qelemkeshler teshkilatining bash katipi eziz eysa elkün ependi söz qildi. 2019-Yili 13-féwral.

En’gliye paytexti londondiki london musulmanlar merkizide ötküzülgen “Xitaydiki Uyghurlarni qutquzayli” témisidiki yighinda Uyghur qelemkeshler teshkilatining bash katipi eziz eysa elkün ependi söz qildi. 2019-Yili 13-féwral.RFA/Erkin Tarim

En'gliye paytexti londondiki london musulmanlar merkizide ötküzülgen "Xitaydiki Uyghurlarni qutquzayli" témisidiki yighinda Uyghur ziyaliysi rehime mexmut xanim söz qildi. 2019-Yili 13-féwral.

En’gliye paytexti londondiki london musulmanlar merkizide ötküzülgen “Xitaydiki Uyghurlarni qutquzayli” témisidiki yighinda Uyghur ziyaliysi rehime mexmut xanim söz qildi. 2019-Yili 13-féwral.RFA/Erkin Tarim

13-Féwral en’gliye paytexti londonda pa’aliyet élip bériwatqan kordoba fondining sahibxaniliqida xelq’ara kishilik hoquqni közitish teshkilati qatarliq 27 ammiwi teshkilat hemde londondiki Uyghur jama’itining aktip awaz qoshushi bilen london musulmanlar merkizide “Xitaydiki Uyghurlarni qutquzayli” témisida yighin chaqirilghan.

3 Sa’ettin köprek dawam qilghan bu yighinida en’gliye emgek partiyesining parlamént ezasi emili tornberi xanim, Uyghur ziyaliysi rehime mexmut xanim, Uyghur qelemkeshler teshkilatining bash katipi eziz eysa elkün, Uyghur pa’aliyetchi mehmut turdi ependi we en’gliyediki ammiwi teshkilatlarning mes’ulliri Uyghurlarning hazirqi éghir weziyitini oxshimighan nuqtilardin otturigha qoyghan. 

Eziz eysa elkun ependining éytishiche, bu yighinda büyük biritaniyediki ikkinchi chong partiye bolghan emgek partiyesidin saylan’ghan parlamént ezasi, mezkur partiyening tashqi ishlargha mes’ul xadimi emili tornberi xanim alahide méhman süpitide söz qilghan. U sözide xitayning nöwette Uyghurlarni nishan qilghan medeniyetke we insaniyetke qarshi jinayetlirini toxtitishqa chaqiriq qilghan. Shuning bilen bir waqitta u yene her qaysi döletlerge chaqiriq élan qilip, xitayni xelq’ara qanunlar arqiliq jazalash we xitaygha émbargu yürgüzüsh teklipini bergen. Shundaqla u hazir én’giliyede hakimiyet béshida turuwatqan konsérwatiplar partiyesini xitaygha qarita Uyghur mesilisi boyiche birer qarar élishqa, büyük biritaniye parlaméntini bu mesile boyiche hökümetke bésim ishlitishke chaqiridighanliqini otturigha qoghan. 

Yighinning échilish nutqini en’gliye musulmanlar merkizining mudiri, kordoba fondining re’isi doktor anas el-tikriti ependi sözligen. U sözini mundaq bashlighan: “Aldi bilen bügünki pa’aliyitimizge özining qimmetlik waqtini chiqarghan oxshimighan sahediki mutexessislerge, ularning bu yerde özlirining tejribiliri we tetqiqatliri arqiliq bizni hazirqi weziyettin xewerdar qilmaqchi bolghanliqigha rehmet éytimen. Bügün bu yighinda bizning muzakire qilmaqchi boluwatqan mesile intayin jiddiy bir mesilidur. Bu del Uyghur musulmanlirining bügünki künde eng éghir derijide basturulushqa uchrawatqanliqidur. London musulmanlar merkizining bu pa’aliyetke sahibxaniliq qilghanliqidin intayin xursenmen. Bügünki bu pa’aliyitimizni büyük biritaniyediki 27 ammiwi teshkilatning qollap-quwwetligenlikini alahide tilgha almaqchimen we ulargha rehmitimni bildürimen.”

Doktor anas el-tikriti ependi nutqida Uyghur diyaridiki weziyetning teswirligili bolmaydighan derijide qorqunchluq ikenlikini tekitlep mundaq dégen: “Bügünki bu yighin’gha bunchiwala köp teshkilat we qurulushlarning ishtirak qilishi bu mesilining qanchilik muhim ikenlikini körsitidu, dep qaraymen. Chünki bügün u yerde boluwatqan weqe insanlarni wehimige salidighan we teswirlesh qiyin bolghan bir qorqunchluq bir paji’edur. Bu paji’e Uyghurlar yurtida del mushu minutlardimu dawam qilmaqta. Epsus, bundaq bir zor paji’e dunyagha yéterlik derijide anglanmaywatidu. Siyasiyonlarning diqqitinimu yéterlik derijide chekmeywatidu. Bu mesile peqetla Uyghurlarning yaki musulman dunyasining mesilisi emes, belki pütkül insaniyetning mesilisidur. Bügünki bu yighinda biz buninggha qarita zadi némilerni qilalaymiz dégen témida muzakire élip barimiz.”

Mezkur yighinda söz qilghan Uyghur qelemkeshler teshkilatining bash katipi eziz eysa elkün ependi ziyaritimizni qobul qilip, mezkur yighinni londondiki kordoba fondining chaqirghanliqini, en’giliyede Uyghurlar toghrisida bundaq da’irisi keng yighinning tinji qétim chaqirilghanliqini eskertip ötti. 

London islam merkizide chaqirilghan “Xitaydiki Uyghurlarni qutquzayli” témisidiki yighin’gha londonda pa’aliyet élip bériwatqan 27 ammiwi teshkilattin sirt, yene bezi tetqiqat merkezlirining mutexessisliri, en’giliyede yashawatqan Uyghurlarmu ishtirak qilghan. En’giliyediki Uyghur pa’aliyetchi rehime mexmut xanim mezkur yighinda özining némilerni otturigha qoyghanliqini bayan qilip ötti.

Eziz eysa elkün londonda 2 milyon etrapida musulman ahalisining yashaydighanliqini, pütün en’giliyede bolsa 3 milyondin artuq musulman ahalisining barliqining perez qiliniwatqanliqini, en’giliyediki musulman ammiwi teshkilatliri uyushturghan bu xil pa’aliyetlerning Uyghur dewasi üchün intayin muhim ikenlikini tilgha aldi. 

Rehime mexmut xanim en’giliyediki kodoba fondining Uyghur mesilisige köngül bölüshining Uyghur mesilisining pütkül islam dunyasigha anglitilishigha zor tesir körsitidighanliqini bayan qilip ötti. 

Bu yighin london musulmanlar merkizi bilen en’giliyediki kordoba fondining Uyghurlar toghrisida ötküzgen tunji qétimliq da’irisi keng pa’aliyiti bolup, bundin kéyin en’giliyening bashqa sheherliridimu Uyghurlar toghrisida pa’aliyetler ötküzidiken.
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Turkey changes its tune on China’s crackdown against Muslims

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February 14, 2019 · 11:30 AM ESTBy Matthew Bell

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Demonstrators wave Turkish and East Turkestan flags as they shout slogans during a protest against China, in Istanbul, Turkey November 6, 2018.

Turkey has leveled some blunt criticism at China for its ongoing crackdown against Muslims in the western province of Xinjiang. For advocates of the Uighurs, the ethnic minority with a long history in far western China, it was a welcome change in tone from the government of a Muslim majority country. 

The criticism came in a Feb. 9 statement from an official at the Turkish foreign ministry. It said China’s detention of hundreds of thousands of people in detention camps is “a great shame for humanity.” The Uighurs are Turkic Muslims, with historic, cultural and religious ties to Turkey. 

In fact, Uighurs refer to their historic homeland in Xinjiang as East Turkestan. 

Turkey also called on the United Nations to get involved and to “end this human tragedy in Xinjiang.” It was the kind of criticism that Turkey has conspicuously held back in the last several years. For those who have looked at the human rights violations in horror, there is hope that it could be a tipping point.  

Related: China’s crackdown on Xinjiang’s Uighur Muslims draws international concern

Back in 2009, when deadly riots broke out in Xinjiang, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the current president of Turkey, was prime minister. 

“The event taking place in China is a kind of genocide. … There are atrocities there, hundreds of people have been killed and 1,000 hurt. We have difficulty understanding how China’s leadership can remain a spectator in the face of these events.”Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, current president of Turkey, spoke these words in 2009 when he was prime minister, but has since softened on the issue

“The event taking place in China is a kind of genocide,” Erdoğan said at the time. “There are atrocities there, hundreds of people have been killed and 1,000 hurt. We have difficulty understanding how China’s leadership can remain a spectator in the face of these events.” 

Erdoğan’s tone with China has softened since then. In 2012, he was the first Turkish leader to visit Xingjiang.     

“Turkey started to reimagine its place in the world, not as a country with a possible place in the European Union, a NATO member, and an ally of western powers,” said Mustafa Akyol, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington who focuses on Islam and modernity. 

“Turkey has imagined itself as an ally of countries like Russia and China, and it started looking at the West with suspicion,” Akyol said. 

Of course, Turkey is still a member of NATO, and it has connections with institutions in the European Union, Akyol says. 

“But the political mood in the country has really shifted toward a more Eastern worldview,” he said. 

“China has emerged as this potential partner for Turkey. It’s a country with economic power and promise. But it doesn’t criticize Turkey on human rights issues.” 

And for the most part, Turkey has returned the favor by holding back from criticizing China’s mass incarceration of Muslims in Xinjiang. 

“China has emerged as this potential partner for Turkey. It’s a country with economic power and promise. But it doesn’t criticize Turkey on human rights issues.”Mustafa Akyol, senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC

But Akyol says public opinion has started to shift in Turkey. 

Uighur activists living in Turkey, along with Turkish nationalist and religious opposition parties, have raised public awareness about China’s treatment of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang. As more people from Erdoğan’s own political base became more aware of the issue, Akyol says the Turkish president’s government faced increasing pressure to respond publicly.

Related: As families are lost to China’s ‘re-education camps,’ US Uighurs are split

Experts say more than a million people are being held in detention camps in Xinjiang. At first, China denied the existence of the camps. Beijing makes it very difficult for outside observers or journalists to operate in Xinjiang. 

But the story has become more widely known in recent months, with attention from the United Nations and major international news outlets

The Chinese government now justifies the camps as a necessary part of its overall counterterrorism policy for Xinjiang, where several violent attacks have been committed by Uighur extremists, according to Beijing, over the years. China alternatively refers to the massive detention centers for Uighurs and other Muslim minorities as vocational job training centers, or re-education camps. 
    
From the Chinese government perspective, however, religion and culture seem to be the problem. One official Chinese version of the crackdown in Xinjiang appears to describe Islam itself as a mental illness, something linked with “extremist ideology” that must be eradicated as an “incurable malignant tumor.” 

Nury Turkel was born in a Chinese re-education camp. It was during an earlier crackdown in Xinjiang, in 1970, at the height of China’s Cultural Revolution. Turkel is a 48-year-old Washington-based lawyer who came to the US in the mid-1990s and sits on the board of the Uyghur Human Rights Project.  

Turkel’s parents are still back in Xinjiang. 

“I have not seen my mother since my law school graduation in 2004, and my family suffering is still ongoing,” Turkel said. 

“Despite efforts by the US government over the last 10 years or so, the Chinse have not allowed my parents to leave the country.” 

The story is similar for many thousands of Uighurs living outside of Xinjiang, Turkel says. Just speaking on the phone with relatives back in China could land them in trouble with the police and even sent to a detention camp, he says. 

Related: How China’s detention camps for Uighurs are separating families

This begins to explain why Turkel was so encouraged when he saw the criticism from Turkey about China’s treatment of Uighurs. 

“Finally. This was long overdue,” Turkel said.  

“The Turkish government should be reasonably expected to come out as the first country to respond when a government perceiving the culture that is connected with Turkey as a ‘cancerous tumor,’ and a religion that is connected with the Turkish people as a “mental illness.””  

Beijing responded quickly to public criticism from Turkey, calling it “vile.” China’s foreign ministry said the Turkish government should understand the legal efforts that are being used to fight terrorism and extremism within its borders effectively, according to the South China Morning Post.

The state-run media in China dismisses international criticism of the crackdown in Xinjiang as a “fake news” problem.  

The leadership in China is particularly sensitive about criticism from Turkey, says Rian Thum, an expert on Xinjiang at the University of Nottingham.  

“To see Turkey take a stand, especially after they just received a very large loan from the Chinese, it’s quite a strong message.”Rian Thum, expert on Xinjiang at the University of Nottingham 

The Turkey-China relationship has grown and improved in recent years, Thum says, and while critics in the US or other Western countries can be dismissed by Beijing as arrogant attempts to keep China down, a harsh critique from a prominent Muslim majority nation like Turkey cannot. 

“To see Turkey take a stand, especially after they just received a very large loan from the Chinese, it’s quite a strong message,” Thum said. 

A few examples of protest have come from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. But it’s not clear if other Muslim countries will follow Turkey’s lead. 

But Akyol says they should. 

“This is one of the biggest religious freedom crises in the world right now. … We have to re-think the principles of democracy, freedom, open society, human rights, again. Because we are at a time when authoritarianism is coming back in all corners of the world.”Mustafa Akyol, senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC

“This is one of the biggest religious freedom crises in the world right now,” Akyol said. 

“We have to rethink the principles of democracy, freedom, open society, human rights, again. Because we are at a time when authoritarianism is coming back in all corners of the world.” 

“Muslims who are worried about the religious freedom of their co-religionists, and other people, should deeply worry about this,” Akyol said. 

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Uyghur Dispersion and Detention – Worse Than We Thought

12/18/2018 GU QI


New details about the detention of Uyghurs in China expose a ruthless state using inhuman methods – including torture – to wipe out a culture.

Yesterday, Bitter Winter reported about the detained ethnic Uyghurs being transferred to prisons in provinces beyond Xinjiang. New details emerging from our continued reporting expose the lengths the Chinese state is going to in its efforts to detain and “re-educate” the population, the use of torture to aid in the re-education, and the determination to keep secret the whole effort.

The Uyghur re-education operation is being exposed as an enormous logistical challenge. As we reported yesterday, the state has had to locate new prison facilities for at least 500,000 Uyghurs previously being held in Xinjiang, in far western China, and then organize transportation to move all of these prisoners to their new homes, sometimes hundreds of miles away. We can report today, however, that the preparation and the execution of this plan involved more work than previously known.

According to a prison guard at a facility intended to receive Uyghur prisoners, managers were first ordered to find new places to house existing prisoners in order to make room for the Uyghurs. Once the prisons were empty, renovation began. Security had to be upgraded, including all ordinary glass in the prison cells being replaced with “anti-riot glass,” and adding redundancy to all physical barriers. The guard reports that one must go through four or five doors, including an electric iron door and an iron gate, to enter the building.

One construction worker told Bitter Winter, “The entire prison building has been renovated. In addition to physical upgrades, secrecy has been tightened. These prisoners are completely isolated from the outside world, and it is impossible for the public to know what is happening in the prison. If everyone inside the prison died, no one would know.”

Preparations for the housing of prisoners extended beyond physical logistics to human resources. According to multiple sources, prison guards have been sent to Xinjiang to learn how to deal with Uyghur inmates. Guards’ education included visits to the “transformation through education” camps where Uyghurs have been held previously. At the camps, guards are trained how to “remake” or “fix” Uyghurs for Chinese society. In total, tens of thousands of prison personnel studied the control tactics of Xinjiang police.

According to one police officer who studied these techniques, some of the methods amount to torture. The officer describes, for example, the use of electric shock to punish those who refuse to admit that they are Chinese. The officer recalls, “(Prisoners) are subjected to severe electric shocks. Some of the electric batons are worn out, so guards use electric gloves to shock them instead. The pain from these gloves is worse than that of electric batons. The batons deliver a shock to the skin, but electric gloves give a shock directly to the nerves. The torture does not stop until prisoners admit they are Chinese. There is also a kind of clothing that we call ‘hedgehog vests.’ This clothing delivers electric shocks that are strong enough to kill. Through daily conditioning by electric shock, prisoners are forced to say things like ‘I’m Chinese; I love my country’ and ‘The Communist Party is good.’ Some prisoners are over 70 years old. If they are disobedient, they will be beaten. They are forced to shout slogans and sing the national anthem and Communist songs.”

The authorities have stepped up efforts to monitor prisoners, and to keep their activities secret. According to prison guards, Uyghur prisoners are forced to sit in their cells, surrounded by surveillance cameras. They must wear handcuffs and leg shackles 24 hours a day. As one officer notes, “Even when showering, after removing their clothes, prisoners still must wear handcuffs and shackles.”

A guard at a different prison told our reporter, “Prisoners must wear handcuffs and shackles even when sleeping. Their hands must always be visible, to avoid prisoners making prayer-like motions while in bed. They aren’t allowed to speak the Uyghur language, and must study Mandarin. If they can’t speak Mandarin, they will be beaten, insulted and shocked with electric batons.”

The guard told our reporter that prisoners are told to sit motionless, and that officers are posted to watch the inmates to make sure they don’t move. The reporter asked: Are they required to remain completely motionless? The prison guard replied: “Yes. That, too, is a form of punishment. Even if they develop sores on their buttocks, they still have to remain in a sitting position.”

The combination of harsh treatment and extreme secrecy worried some of our sources most. One prison guard said spontaneously, “It seems that the Communist Party wants to wipe out this (ethnic) group.” Another source lamented, “Given the current detention methods and secrecy measures, all these prisoners could be executed and no one would know. This is even worse than the concentration camps in Xinjiang. Perhaps the Party will simply ‘get rid’ of this generation of Uyghurs and then ‘transform’ the next generation? I don’t dare to think about it.”

Reported by Gu Qi and Li ZailiFacebookTwitterGoogle+Teilen