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This edition consists of a series of alerts highlighting the human rights situation in China's Xinjiang province.
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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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10 July 2009


This edition consists of a series of alerts highlighting the human rights situation in China's Xinjiang province. There also is an alert asking campaigners to write letters of support to Imam Jamil after his release from “the hole”. The highlight of the press release section is the abandonment of the light rail project by Veolia connecting illegal Israeli settlements to Jerusalem. There is also a press release condemning the climate of Islamophobia which has resulted in the demise of Marwa Al Sherbini. Under the briefings section you can read IHRC's two part response to the CST's document 'The Islamic Human Rights Commission and CST' by Dave Rich. “The universal theology of Liberation: Views from Muslim history” is an upcoming seminar organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission. You can look under the events section for more details on the event.

Content:

Alerts
Press Releases
Briefings
Events
Articles


Alerts

URGENT UPDATE ALERT: China – Write to the foreign minister and Chinese ambassador in your country regarding escalating violence in Xinjiang
08 July 2009
In light of the escalating violence in Xinjiang, IHRC urgently asks campaigners to send letters to the foreign ministers and Chinese ambassadors in their respective countries.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4242

URGENT ALERT: China – IHRC urges campaigners to write to OIC over escalating violence in Xinjiang
07 July 2009
IHRC is deeply concerned over the escalating violence in Urumqi, Xinjiang, which has now spread to Kashgar.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4227

Alert: USA – Letters of support for Imam Jamil
18 June 2009
Campaigners are asked to write letters of support to Imam Jamil after his release from “the hole”.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4185

Event Alert: UK – The universal theology of liberation – Views from Muslim history, Talk with Q&A organised by IHRC
18 June 2009
IHRC event: “The universal theology of liberation – Views from Muslim history”. Speakers include: Dr Mohammad Nasrin Nasir, Dr Dawud Abdullah.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4186


Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Palestine/Iran – IHRC welcomes Veolia\'s plan to abandon light rail project connecting illegal Israeli settlements to Jerusalem
11 June 2009
IHRC welcomes Veolia's plans to abandon the Jerusalem Light Rail project amidst enormous pressure on the company from BDS campaigns in several countries.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4180

PRESS RELEASE: Iran – IHRC calls for a full inquiry into handling of protesters
10 July 2009
“IHRC calls for a full inquiry into the policing of protesters and the handling of those detained”.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4251

PRESS RELEASE: UK – New statistic shows 40% rise in complaints over discriminatory behaviour by police
08 July 2009
IHRC feels that the overall rise in police complaints is part of a growing trend of discontent with the police.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4241

PRESS RELEASE: Germany – IHRC blames climate of Islamophobia for death of Marwa Al Sherbini
06 July 2009
IHRC is deeply concerned that the alienation and marginalisation of the Muslim community has led to such an environment where hate crimes are prevalent.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4225

PRESS RELEASE: China – IHRC concerned over violence in Urumqi, calls on authorities to be proportionate in response to any violence
06 July 2009
IHRC is deeply concerned over the current violence taking place in Urumqi, reportedly following the death of two Uighur factory workers in June.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4226


Briefings

IHRC on CST's response to its briefing
06 July 2009
IHRC presents this two part response to the CST's document 'The Islamic Human Rights Commission and CST' by Dave Rich dated June 17th 2009.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4250

BRIEFING: Concerns regarding demonisation of Islam and Muslims by Community Security Trust publications
19 May 2009
A review of some CST publications.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4112

To view the briefing by CST click on this link:
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/file/CST_briefing.pdf


Events

The universal theology of Liberation: Views from Muslim history
22 July 2009
Talk and Q&A with Dr. Mohamad Nasrin Nasir and Dr. Daud Abdullah.
With a set by performance poet 'Truthseeker'
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4183


Articles

OIC Asks China To Tackle Muslim Minority Grievances
08 July 2009
The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has called on China to address the root causes of problems concerning its Muslim minority in light of ethnic violence in Xinjiang region recently.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4232

Revealed – the secret torture evidence MI5 tried to suppress
08 July 2009
MP David Davis's dramatic parliamentary move exposes treatment of terror suspect.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4237

The real Uighur story
08 July 2009
Reybiya gives her account of what some people call the most violent protest in china since the Tainanmen square.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4230

Germany 'not silent' on stabbing
08 July 2009
Germany has defended its response to the stabbing of a pregnant Egyptian, saying Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Egypt's president to discuss it.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4244

From hell to paradise for ex-Gitmo detainees
13 June 2009
Four ethnic Uighurs adjusting to Bermuda, and life on outside.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=4184

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