And Reunite Huseyin With His Wife and four Children In Canada
Huseyin Celil’s heartbreaking story is the epitome of the Uyghur struggle and crisis. Huseyin is a Canadian who has advocated for the Uyghur community long before the international community realized the persecution that is currently happening. Huseyin has been detained in China since 2006 – simply because he is a Uyghur.
The Wallenberg Advocacy Group at McGill University Faculty of Law published a White Paper on the persecution of Huseyin Celil.
years detention IN CHINA
subject to torture
No Consular Access
part of the uyghur genocide
No more excuses, Canada: Bring my husband Huseyin Celil home
Kamila Talendibaeva has been advocating for her husband, Huseyin Celil, who has been unlawfully detained in China for 16 years. She is a mother of four boys and lives in Burlington, Ont.
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Behar and Kamran: Canada must appoint a special envoy to bring Huseyin Celil home from China
The Canadian advocate for the human rights of Uyghurs has been imprisoned for 16 years, in blatant disregard of China's own laws. No one has been able to speak with him; he hasn't even had a consular visit. “I have not heard my husband’s voice in 16...
China urged to release ‘wrongfully’ jailed Canadian on 16th anniversary of his arrest￼
More than 20 current and former parliamentarians, as well as rights activists and ex-diplomats, have written Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urging the release of a Canadian man on the 16-year anniversary of his controversial detention. Huseyin Celil, a...
Liberal MPs press for appointment of special envoy to free long-jailed Canadian in China￼
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is facing calls from members of her own Liberal caucus to appoint a special envoy to China who could pursue the release of a Canadian citizen jailed by Beijing in controversial circumstances for more than 15 years. They say it’s...
Quotes about Huseyin Celil
“For a Canadian citizen to somehow be captured, detained, tortured, and have no access to the Canadian government, for that person to be facing those sorts of human rights abuses is a particular affront to Canadians and the government of Canada”
“It is unacceptable that after a decade, Canadian officials have still had no access to [Celil] to provide consular assistance.”
“I think the government of Canada, when a Canadian citizen is ill-treated and when the rights of a Canadian citizen need to be defended, I think it’s always the obligation of the government of Canada to vocally and publicly stand up for that Canadian citizen.”
China is committing
against the Uyghur community.
The Uyghur Crisis
The Uyghurs are a minority group composed mostly of Muslims who live in East Turkistan (Xinjiang, a north-western area of China). The rising tension between the Chinese government and the Uyghur community began in 2009 when riots in Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi, caused by stated promoted Chinese Han immigration and widespread economic and cultural discrimination led to hundreds of Uyghur deaths. According to experts, this marked a turning point in Beijing’s attitude toward the Uyghurs.
Reports on Uyghur Crisis
China: Draconian repression of Muslims in Xinjiang amounts to crimes against humanity
Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region face systematic state-organized mass imprisonment, torture and persecution amounting to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said as it launched a...
“Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots”
This report sets forth the factual basis for that conclusion, assessing available information about Chinese government actions in Xinjiang within the international legal framework.
THE NIGHTMARE OF UYGHUR FAMILIES SEPARATED BY REPRESSION
Nearly four years ago, Uyghur parents studying or making a living abroad began living a recurring nightmare. Many had left one or more children in the care of family members in their hometowns back in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang)....