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RELIGIOUS BELIEF IS A CRIME, XINJIANG AUTHORITIES SAY
October 16, 2018

​​​​​​​Authorities have issued a notice as per which, any display of religious belief, such as wearing a burqa or having a long beard, is akin to a crime, and “criminals” must surrender themselves.

USCIRF Strongly Condemns Codification of Repression in Western China
October 16, 2018

“This is a deeply troubling development because it signals that the Chinese government believes it can justify its brutal repression of Uighur Muslims by writing it into law,” said Chair Dorjee

China Breaks Silence on Muslim Detention Camps, Calling Them ‘Humane’
October 16, 2018
Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April, 2017

Under mounting international criticism, China has given its most extensive defense yet of its sweeping campaign to detain and indoctrinate Muslims, with a senior official on Tuesday describing its network of camps in the far west as humane job-training centers.

How extensive restrictions have shaped the story in Xinjiang, China
October 16, 2018
Opening Ceremony of a political  reeducation camp in Lopnur County, Xinjiang

FROM THE MOMENT REPORTERS arrive in Xinjiang province, a remote region in northwest China, they are shadowed by security officials. Sometimes, it’s just a few. For reporters representing prominent publications, it can be nine or ten.

China: Mass internment camps are places of punishment, not ‘vocational training'
October 16, 2018

The governor’s remarks fly in the face of all available evidence and are an insult to both those suffering in the camps and the families of those missing.

Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps: Safeguarding or Endangering Security?
October 16, 2018
The XPCC 12th Division State-Owned Assets Management Company vows to crack down on terrorism during a training on July 4, 2017. People.cn.

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), known as Bingtuan (兵团) in Chinese, is a quasi-military and business conglomerate located in Xinjiang that governs a population of 2.6 million people of whom more than 200,00 are Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minority groups. 

China: Children Caught in Xinjiang Crackdown Reunite Families; End Mass Arbitrary Detention
October 16, 2018

The Chinese government should release to their families children held in orphanages in Xinjiang because their parents have been arbitrarily detained, Human Rights Watch said today.

European Parliament resolution of 4 October 2018 on mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and Kazakhs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
October 16, 2018

Mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and Kazakhs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Regi

BRIEFING: China’s Unprecedented Campaign to Eradicate the Faith and Identity of the Uyghur People
Oct 3, 2018

Remarks at the International Religious Freedom Roundtable

BRIEFING: Testimony of UHRP Chairman Nury Turkel, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Asia Subcommittee Hearing
Sep 27, 2018

Testimony of UHRP Chairman Nury Turkel,  House Foreign Affairs Committee, Asia Subcommittee Hearing: "China's Repression and Internment of Uyghurs: U.S. Policy Responses." September 26, 2018.

BRIEFING: Oral Statement of UHRP Chairman Nury Turkel, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Asia Subcommittee Hearing
Sep 27, 2018

Oral Statement of UHRP Chairman Nury Turkel, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Asia Subcommittee Hearing: "China's Repression and Internment of Uyghurs: U.S. Policy Responses." September 26, 2018.