Jubilee Campaign

Gao Zhisheng

Name: Gao Zhisheng Age: 56 Country/Area of Origin: China Background: Gao Zhisheng is one of the most widely respected human rights lawyers in China, notably for his work defending religious minorities and victims of state persecution, highlighting the torture of Falun Gong practitioners, and defending political activists and critics of the Chinese Communist Party. Reason …

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Chinese Propaganda Video Shows Uyghur TV Producer Admitting Guilt

On Friday, April 9, at a press conference in the Chinese capital of Beijing, a propaganda video was shown to attendees which depicted a middle-aged Uyghur man, head shaved and wearing a blue prison uniform, admitting to his alleged faults and pleading for mercy from the Chinese government. The man, an award-winning Uyghur television producer …

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A Summary: Draft Senate Resolution to Combat Chinese Government’s Human Rights and Security Violations

Yesterday, on 8 April 2021, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID) announced that they have introduced a draft resolution, entitled the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, addressing a multiplicity of issues regarding the People’s Republic of China. Additionally, Menendez announced that a business meeting will convene next Wednesday, 14 April, for the Senate …

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International Olympic Committee Contracts Chinese Textile Company With Ties to Xinjiang Cotton to Make Olympic Uniforms

On April 6, 2021, it was revealed that the International Olympic Committee has contracted a Chinese textiles company with ties to Xinjiang cotton to make this year’s Olympic athlete uniforms. While it was widely known months earlier in September 2019 that Hengyuanxiang Group would be making the outfits for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games’ opening …

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35 Eritrean Christians Arrested Just One Month After Mass Release

Rising hopes that perhaps Eritrea was taking a step in the right direction with regards to its religious minority communities were dashed when last week, another 35 Eritrean Christians were rounded up and arrested during a peaceful prayer gathering. Eritrean armed forces, whose barracks were located near where the prayer meeting was held in the …

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Noteworthy Hong Kong Democracy Activists Convicted of Unlawful Assembly Over Peaceful 2019 Protests

On Thursday, April 1st, a group of seven leading Hong Kong democracy activists were each convicted for their organization of, or participation in, ‘unlawful assembly’, a reference to the 2019 largely peaceful democratic protests against the introduction of a problematic extradition bill. The prison sentences for Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, Albert Ho, Leung Kwok-hung, Lee …

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State Department Annual Human Rights Report Recognizes Ongoing Genocide Against Uyghurs and Other Minorities in Xinjiang, China

On Tuesday, March 30, the United States Department of State released its 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, its annual report which outlines the human rights record of every country in the world. President Biden, in his announcement regarding the release of the report, highlighted that a major component of this year’s would be …

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Violence and Civilian Deaths in Myanmar Continue to Escalate; US Suspends Trade with Myanmar in Response

Since the military-led coup of the democratically-elected civilian government of Myanmar on February 1st of this year, violence and displacement have grown increasingly and disconcertingly worse. On Saturday, March 27th the Burmese military broke its cease-fire agreement and began launching multiple airstrikes on civilian communities in Karen State, including young children, anti-coup protesters, and ethnic …

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China Sanctions USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin and Vice Chair Tony Perkins

On March 29th, in a new round of sanctions imposed on international experts that have spoken out about the crimes against humanity and genocide of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the Chinese government shifted its focus to target the leaders of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, Chair Gayle Manchin and Vice Chair Tony …

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Chinese Delegate to the United Nations Verbally Attacks Special Rapporteur Dr. Ahmed Shaheed

On March 4, 2021 during the United Nations Human Rights Council 46th session, the renowned human rights expert and UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, shared noteworthy findings from his report “Countering Islamophobia/Anti-Muslim Hatred to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief.” In this report, among other …

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