May 2020

Hair Product Industry Linked to Uyghur Forced Labor Booming in Xinjiang’s Lop County

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 21:48
Iminjan Seydin, a prominent Uyghur historian before disappeared 3 years ago into Chinese detention center (on the right) and recent screen grab from a video published on May 4, 2020 by the official China Daily shows denying reports that he was held in detention for the past three years.

Profits are significant with free labor but may also benefit from the sourcing of raw materials.

Jews Support the Uyghurs: The Lonely Jew Is No Longer Lonely

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 21:42
Poster for the Solidarity Iftar with the Uyghurs (from Facebook)

Last year, we reported how one Jewish gentleman gathered attention with his solitary protest in London. Now, Jewish support for Uyghurs is growing everywhere.

US Congress approves China sanctions over ethnic crackdown

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 22:09

Congress voted Wednesday to toughen the U.S. response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries.

House sends Uyghur human rights bill to Trump's desk

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 21:59
Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

Lawmakers in the House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to sanction Chinese government officials responsible for internment camps in the region of Xinjiang, where up to 2 million ethnic Muslims have been forcibly detained.

US Congress Passes Uyghur Rights Act Authorizing Sanctions For Abuses in Xinjiang

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 20:19

The bill, which targets officials complicit in the violations, now goes to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 17:53

The Uyghur Human Rights Project thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020. As the first legislation passed in response to the human rights crisis in East Turkistan, this law will help ensure that the issue is on the global policy agenda.

UHRP Applauds Continued Action by Executive Branch on Uyghur Human Rights Crisis

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 09:20

UHRP applauds the continued steps taken by the U.S. Department of Commerce to effectively respond to the ongoing human rights crisis in East Turkistan.

USCIRF Welcomes Appointment by Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Nury Turkel to U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:58
Nury Turkel

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the appointment of Nury Turkel, a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Uighurs in US Say China Using Detained Family Members in Forced Interviews

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:56
Uyghurs demonstrate in Washington DC on Feb 05, 2020 in remembrance of  Ghulja massacre. Photo: RFA

By Asim Kashgarian
May 24, 2020 09:18 PM

'I miss my homeland': fearful Uighurs celebrate Eid in exile in Turkey

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:49
Uyghur children in a Uyghur language school in Turkey. Photo: RFA

Istanbul has become world’s largest diaspora hub for Uighurs fleeing Chinese persecution

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