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Livestreamed on this page Monday 23 November 2020 at 8:30 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 13:30 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 14:30 CET (Berlin, UTC +1) / 21:30 SGT (Singapore, UTC +8)

Malmo, Sweden
Monday 23 November 2020

Never Again

A conversation around restrictive Chinese government policies on China’s Uyghur ethnic minority in Uyghur Autonomous region (East Turkistan)

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Monday 23 November 2020

Following three successful panel talks reflecting on different cases all around the world, Safe Havens Freedom Talks welcomed the speakers who will hold a conversation around restrictive Chinese government policies on China’s Uyghur ethnic minority in Uyghur Autonomous region (East Turkistan) in a panel discussion titled Never Again.

The event is produced in collaboration with Uyghur PEN and it will be live streamed on Monday, 23 November at 2.30 pm CET

In the panel, Dolkun Isa (President, World Uyghur Congress), Jewher Ilham (Associate, Worker’s Rights Consortium), Kaiser Al ÖzHun (President of International Uyghur PEN centre) and Nury Turkel (Commissioner on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom) with Sairagul Sauytbay and Razigul Asim as witnesses of the Chinese genocide policies will have a conversation. The panel Never Again will be moderated by Dr. Rune Steenberg.

Note that you will be able to ask questions to the panel during the conversation, through the Museum of Movements Facebook page.

Since 2014, the Chinese government has employed sophisticated surveillance technology in the Uyghur Autonomous region (East Turkistan), primarily to monitor China’s Uyghur ethnic minority. China has also created internment camps where it has detained more than million Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Hui, and members of other Muslim groups, as well as some Uyghur Christians, in specially built internment camps or converted detention facilities in Xinjiang and subjected them to forced disappearance, political indoctrination, torture, psychological and physical and psychological abuse, including forced sterilization and sexual abuse, forced labor, and prolonged detention without trial because of their religion and ethnicity. The whereabouts of hundreds of prominent Uyghur intellectuals, doctors, journalists, artists, academics, and other professionals, in addition to many other citizens, who were arrested or detained remained unknown.

About the talks

Our new programming series Safe Havens - Freedom Talks series is closely connected to the annual global Safe Havens conference which we have organized in Malmö since 2013, and in Cape Town, South Africa in 2019. The Freedom Talks series will on a monthly basis focus on issues regarding threats towards artistic freedom, free press and intangible heritage. Guests in the Freedom Talks series are highly knowledgeable and prolific actors in the global Arts Rights Justice sector – fighting for artistic freedom.

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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