25 de septiembre de 2020
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

US teen's denunciation of China's Uighur repression on TikTok goes viral

New York, Nov 27 (efe-epa).- A US teen has become the latest to denounce China's repression of its Muslim Uighur minority on the social networks after she posted a "fake make-up tutorial" on TikTok in which she harshly criticized Beijing for its actions.

 Photo of a young girl with banner a that says:

Photo of a young girl with banner a that says: "Muslim youth is awake". EFE/Akhtar Soomro/File

New York, Nov 27 (efe-epa).- A US teen has become the latest to denounce China's repression of its Muslim Uighur minority on the social networks after she posted a "fake make-up tutorial" on TikTok in which she harshly criticized Beijing for its actions.

The New Jersey resident, Feroza Aziz, said that the popular Chinese social app had suspended her account for denouncing the internment camps China maintains in its far-western Xinjiang province whereupon she transferred her videos to Twitter, where she defines herself as "a Muslim trying to spread awareness" about the issue.

She has already received millions of views of her series of videos, starting with one lasting 40-seconds which she introduces as a tutorial on eyelash-curling but after a few seconds she begins listing abuses committed by Chinese authorities against Uighurs, who are Muslim.

On the video, she urges viewers to "use your phone ... to search up what's happening in China," adding that China is "throwing innocent Muslims ... (into) concentration camps" and saying that families are being separated, Muslims are being kidnapped, raped, murdered and forced to consume pork and alcohol, as well as to convert to other religions.

She also claimed that TikTok has banned her from posting anything on the Chinese-owned app for a month, but TikTok announced to the media that it had suspended her account because she had uploaded a video about the former head of Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.

"This is another Holocaust, yet no one is talking about it," Aziz said on the video.

Assorted human rights groups and experts say that more than a million Uighurs and members of other Muslim minorities have been incarcerated without trial in a network of detention camps in Xinjiang.

Beijing originally denied that any such camps existed, but now it calls them vocational training centers designed to reeducate actual or potential Uighur separatists to deter them from launching attacks.

On Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published details of Chinese government documents leaked to it regarding the Uighur detention camps. China's envoy to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, has claimed - however - that the documents are merely "fake news."

The Consortium says that the camps constitute the largest internment of a religious ethnic minority since World War II.

US lawmakers have expressed their concern over the influence of TikTok in the United States in recent months and earlier this month, the US government opened a national security investigation into the owner of TikTok, ByteDance, and its purchase of Musical.ly, which just merged with the app.

Histórico de noticias
Congress delegation to inspect ICE detention center on unwanted surgeries

Atlanta, Sep 24 (efe-epa).- A US congressional delegation on the weekend will inspect the Irwin County Detention Center in southern Georgia to investigate...

Costa Rica increasing its protected ocean territory

By Maria Jose Brenes

Trump booed while paying respects before Ginsburg's casket at Supreme Court

Washington, Sep 24 (efe-epa).- A large crowd loudly booed President Donald Trump on Thursday during his visit to the Supreme Court, where the late Justice...

Why Brazil's Pantanal is having the worst fires in recent decades

By Carlos Meneses Sanchez

Trump: November election result will end up in Supreme Court

Washington, Sep 23 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes the result of the November presidential election will end up in the...

US begins test of Covid-19 vaccine with 60,000 volunteers

Washington, Sep 23 (efe-epa).- Janssen Pharmaceutica, owned by US multinational Johnson & Johnson, on Wednesday launched one of the world's largest tests of...

Trump prohibits Americans from staying in 400-plus hotels in Cuba

Washington, Sep 23 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Cuba, prohibiting Americans from staying in hotels on the...

Migrant who reported sterilization at US detention center released

Atlanta, Sep 23 (efe-epa).- Pauline Binam, one of the immigrants who complained that they had been sterilized against their will at a migrant detention...

Debate about high court vacancy heats up US election climate

By Laura Barros

Trump registered his trademark in 2008 in Cuba to build hotels, casinos

Miami, Sep 22 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump registered his business trademark in Cuba in 2008 with an eye toward building hotels, casinos and golf...

Typed draft of Neruda sonnet found

Santiago, Sep 22 (efe-epa).- A preliminary typewritten and signed version of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's 1965 sonnet "Sangre de Toro" (Blood of the Bull)...

UN celebrates 75th anniversary with lackluster summit amid problems

By Mario Villar

Trump insists he'll fill Supreme Court vacancy, despite nearness of election

Washington, Sep 21 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump insisted on Monday that he will quickly replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

"Ultra-Hot Neptune," new exoplanet 260 light years from Earth

Santiago, Sep 21 (efe-epa).- An investigation headed by Chilean scientists has discovered the first so-called "Ultra-Hot Neptune," a type of exoplanet...

Brazilian government calls for halt to "Cuties" screenings, Netflix probe

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (efe-epa).- The Jair Bolsonaro administration on Monday called for a halt to local screenings of the French film "Mignonnes"...

DeChambeau scores decisive win in US Open

Mamaroneck, New York, Sep 20 (efe-epa).- US golfer Bryson DeChambeau won his first major tourney on Sunday in decisive fashion, sweeping to victory in the...

Colombian police receiving yoga workshops to manage emotions on the job

By Jeimmy Paola Sierra

Gasoline shortage in Venezuela, new weapon in ongoing political fight

By Ron Gonzalez

At least 17 migrant women subjected to unnecessary surgeries at US detention center

Atlanta, Sep 16 (efe-epa).- At least 17 women were subjected to unnecessary surgeries, including hysterectomies, at a migrant detention center in Georgia, a...

Firefighters continue battling blazes across California

By Alex Segura Lozano

Six months of quarantine, an eternity in Venezuela

By Sabela Bello

After court reversal, TPS beneficiaries seek to be heard in US

By Luis Uribe

Apple unveils all-new iPad Air with advanced chip, but holds off on iPhone

By Marc Arcas

Authorities concerned over forest fire near Los Angeles

By Alex Segura Lozano