A new report presents evidence of the complete or partial destruction of over 100 mosques by the Chinese government. Researcher Bahram Sintash and the Uyghur Human Rights Project cross-reference satellite imagery, photographs, and witness testimony to document the Chinese government’s campaign to wipe out the physical sites of Uyghur Islamic practice.

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Did China Use Slave Labor to Keep Factories Open During Coronavirus?
April 2, 2020

A recent report from the Congressional-Executive Commission on China detailed how detainees are moved from the camps into nearby factories and in the agriculture industry, with goods made with their labor ending up in the supply chains of some major U.S. companies.

Xinjiang’s Persecuted Deserve Refugee Treatment
April 2, 2020
Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

By Nick Zuroski, Contributing Writer
APRIL 2, 2020

BCI Sets Up Expert Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work
April 2, 2020

The Better Cotton Standard System is a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic, and addresses the many challenges of cotton production.

Hotels Penalized for ‘Insufficient Control’ of Uyghur Guests
April 2, 2020

The CCP’s unyielding control over Muslims from Xinjiang extends to every aspect of their daily life, including travel and staying in hotels.

One American Uyghur’s vow: ‘I should’ve gone public a long time ago’
April 1, 2020
Ablatt Mahsut, a Uyghur born in China’s Xinjiang region, sits in the living room of his home on Jan. 28, 2020, in Franklin, Massachusetts. Mr. Mahsut, who became a U.S. citizen 10 years ago, is concerned for the safety of his family in China.  Ann Hermes/Staff

What’s the best way to help your family? For Uyghurs living in the U.S., silence used to feel like the safest option to protect missing relatives in China. For one Massachusetts man, that’s no longer the case.

Coronavirus: Uyghurs Deported to Other Provinces as Slave Laborers to Restart Economy
April 1, 2020
Uyghur and other Turkic workers waiting to be transferred outside of Xinjiang. From Uyghur Bulletin, Twitter.

Evidence piles up and videos document the massive transfer of Turkic workers sent to work in Chinese factories outside of Xinjiang.

Report: China Using Uyghur ‘Slave Laborers and Cannon Fodder’ to Boost Economy
April 1, 2020
A Uyghur slave laborer wondering what his next destination may be. From Uyghur Bulletin, Twitter.

Videos of seemingly hundreds of Muslim Uyghurs leaving western Xinjiang province to work in factories elsewhere indicate that China is plugging the holes in its economy caused by the Wuhan coronavirus with “slave laborers and cannon fodder,” the human rights publication Bitter Winter asserted on Wednesday.

‘Heaviness In The Stomach’: A Uyghur Daughter Alone In America On Her Birthday During A Pandemic
April 1, 2020
Professor Rahile Dawut, on an undated photo

“I started to see a sadness in their eyes. They had become sad. They didn’t know what to do, so they just accepted it.”
Post-disappearance, what happens to those left behind?

Schools in Xinjiang Reopen Despite Ongoing Threat of Coronavirus Infection
March 31, 2020

Observers say authorities are pushing a narrative that they’ve stemmed the outbreak, at the risk of lives.

In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs Suffer alongside Uyghurs
March 31, 2020
Chosen as an International Women of Courage in March 2020. Awards presented on 4 March 2020 - Sayragul Sauytbay. Photo: US Gov - Secretary of State's photographer

The recent award given to Sairagul Sauytbay, namely the U.S. State Department’s International Women of Courage Award (IWOC), has helped maintain international attention on the campaign of repression currently being carried out in East Turkestan (called Xinjiang by the Chinese government) against the Uyghur population, and other ethnic groups in the region, including ethnic Kazakhs.

With Breadwinners Locked in Camps, Families Struggle to Survive
March 31, 2020

The mass confinement of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs in internment camps resulted in a myriad of children and parents of the detained left with no means of subsistence.

UHRP REPORT: Weaponized Passports: The Crisis of Uyghur Statelessness
Apr 1, 2020

UHRP’s new report, “Weaponized Passports: The Crisis of Uyghur Statelessness,” documents an ongoing and worsening issue facing Uyghurs abroad, namely refusal to renew passports and denial of access to other documentation by the Chinese government.

UHRP BRIEFING: Local Residents in Danger of Starving in East Turkistan
Feb 26, 2020

The Uyghur Human Rights Project is deeply concerned by alarming new evidence that local residents are starving across the Uyghur homeland.

UHRP REPORT: “Ideological Transformation”: Records of Mass Detention from Qaraqash, Hotan
Feb 18, 2020

A new UHRP report analyzes a leaked document revealing ground-level implementation of the Chinese government’s mass detention program targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples.