Week Ending 16 July, 2021

[1] Chinese government forcing Uyghurs abroad to speak for Chinese government by detaining their parents back home.

A message to the Uyghur Information Center on July 10, 2021, said that the Chinese government was doing its utmost in order to deny the genocide of the Uyghurs. Previously the government forced those Uyghurs in East Turkestan who were inquired about by their relatives abroad to speak to the media or testify in the international press conferences to defend the Chinese government. Nowadays, the government, by taking hostage of their parents and relatives back home, is forcing Uyghurs abroad and students abroad to speak and defend the Chinese government outside the country.

So far, the Chinese government has managed to force some Uighurs and students living in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to speak on live broadcasts while their parents are under covert duress. Some of these interactions have been published on the Tianshan Network and the so-called Xinjiang United Front Website in Chinese.

Currently, the Chinese government has started a worldwide anti Uyghur activities by targeting Uyghurs, specially Uyghur students abroad. When Uyghur students talk to their parents via FaceTime, the parents would talk about the prearranged contents, for example, they say Chinese government is treating them very well, made Uyghurs’ lives rich, and they are very satisfied with what the Chinese government has done for them. The contents were broadcast live via major Chinese media in Chinese and were published at major network websites in Chinese and in English.

According to the message, Chinese government first detains the parents of certain targeted Uyghurs abroad. Then government officials contact the Uyghurs and make them talk to their parents via FaceTime under police supervision. So far Chinese government has started collecting fake testimonies from targeted Uyghurs from Europe, the United States and Turkey. For now, fake testimonies from the United States and Norway are ready and may soon be broadcast in some media within few days.

In this endeavor, the Chinese government is using its old tactics and tricks in which forcing the parents or other direct relatives of targeted Uyghurs abroad to speak up and force their relatives abroad to speak up. The targeted Uyghurs abroad will be forced to appear on the screen after a few weeks of preparation based on materials provided by the government. Among the Uyghurs who testified with false statements were Uighurs who received aid or scholarships from the Chinese embassies.

It has been disclosed that the person who has been in charge of this emergency operation is the so-called Deputy Chairman of the Uyghur Autonomous Region, Jarullah Hishami, and all those officials who contact the Uyghurs abroad are Kazakh, Tongans and Han Chinese who can speak the Uyghur language. This activity is currently underway at a very urgent pace.

[2] Uyghurs in East Turkestan said to have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in their Wechat group

A message to the Uyghur Information Center on July 1, 2021, stated that
Many Uyghurs in the homeland have shared information on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in their Wechat group. The majority of these Uighurs are government employees and are well-known to Uighur society. This open celebration is said to be a covert political task one must perform.