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‘I Have Revised My Idea of What a Uighur Heroine Should Be’
April 19, 2019
Zubayra Shamseden

The Chinese government would have you believe a good Uighur woman is one who knows how to apply false eyelashes and cook dumplings. She is neither too modest nor too forward. She is “good at singing and dancing.”

Ford panel addresses internment camps in China
April 19, 2019
Nury Turkel, former executive director and co-founder of the Uighur Human Rights Project, speaks at a conference about the Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang at Weill Hall Thursday afternoon. Photo: The Michigan Daily

Since the late months of 2017, news media has increasingly published more information about the detainment of ethnic minority groups in China’s “re-education” camps.

How Chinese internet trolls go after Beijing's critics overseas
April 19, 2019

Arslan Hidayat was at work when the trolls attacked. "My phone was going 'bring, bring, bring,'" said the 31-year-old English teacher. "I was like, What the hell's going on?"

How China Is Defending Its Detention of Muslims to the World
April 19, 2019
The Shu Le County Education Center.Photographer: Peter Martin/Bloomberg

At the Shu Le County Education Center, a sprawling three-story complex in China’s far west region of Xinjiang, the dormitories feature bars on windows and doors that only lock from the outside.

April 19, 2019

The FLA has identified an increased risk for forced labor in Xinjiang, China, based on the appearance of “re-education” camps in that region.

Scrutiny of Ties to Spreading Xinjiang Surveillance Intensifies
April 19, 2019

A stream of recent analysis and news coverage has continued to examine the development of advanced surveillance and security technologies alongside mass detention camps in Xinjiang...

Uyghur Businessman Dies Following Heart Attack in Xinjiang Political ‘Re-education Camp’
April 19, 2019

Authorities refused to hand the body of Yaqup Rozi over to family members, sources say.

Mapping China's Tech Giants
April 18, 2019

Chinese technology companies are becoming increasingly important and dynamic actors on the world stage. They’re making important contributions in a range of areas, from cutting-edge research to connectivity for developing countries, but their growing influence also brings a range of strategic considerations.

Buying stock in these Chinese companies makes you complicit in terror on Uighurs
April 18, 2019
Rushan Abbas, 51, of Herndon, Va., holds a photo of her sister, Gulshan Abbas

Does your retirement plan or investment portfolio undermine human rights in China? For millions of Americans, the answer is yes. They unwittingly hold or benefit from investments in companies that enable the Chinese Communist Party’s oppression and imprisonment of the Uighur people.

European Lawmakers Call for Sanctions Against Human-Rights Abusers in China
April 18, 2019
Chen Quanguo, Communist Party Secretary of Xinjiang Uyghur Atonomous Region meets police in Urumqi on Feb 21, 2017

European lawmakers have called for sanctions to be issued against Chinese officials responsible for human-rights abuses and a halt on exports of cyber technology to China.

DC Event recap: Uyghur women on the ongoing human rights crisis in their homeland
April 18, 2019

The first panel event of the new Washington DC Nuvoices chapter was held last week, providing the perspective of two Uyghur women on the ongoing human rights crisis in their homeland.

Detained and Disappeared: Intellectuals Under Assault in the Uyghur Homeland
Mar 25, 2019

The Uyghur Human Rights Project has identified at least 386 Uyghur intellectuals detained and disappeared since early 2017, victims of the massive campaign of ethno-religious repression carried out by the Chinese government in the Uyghur homeland.  It is time to end business as usual.

The Persecution of the Intellectuals in the Uyghur Region Continues
Jan 28, 2019

Persecution of teachers, scholars and artists constitutes an attempt to erase Uyghur culture.  338 Uyghur intellectuals interned, imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, including 21 staff mebers of Xinjiang University.  International scholarly exchange with China cannot be justified until they are released.

BRIEFING: Cultural Destruction in East Turkestan
Jan 26, 2019

The Chinese government has been demolishing Uyghur neighborhoods across East Turkestan, for more than a decade. This has resulted in the loss of physical structures, including Uyghur homes, shops, and religious sites. Uyghurs have been forcibly relocated to heavily monitored apartment blocks.