WATCH: “Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic: Don’t forget the Uyghurs! With Nury Turkel, Dibyesh Anand & others”

The persecution of the Uyghur people by the Chinese state continues and has deepened in the coronavirus crisis. In place of our usual monthly protest at the Chinese embassy in London, on 5 April we gathered online to discuss the situation with a range of campaigners. We have recorded the introductions from Nury Turkel, Prof Diyesh Anand, Rahima Mahmut, David Ball and Jack Baker.

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Coronavirus, China & the Blame Game

A statement from the Uyghur Solidarity Campaign UK

Amidst the pandemic crisis, we have seen propaganda efforts by states, politicians and press to promote their own image and scapegoat others. The Chinese government and its press and supporters boast that they are leading the world against the virus. Other governments, especially in the UK and US, are deflecting blame for their own shortcomings onto China.

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