June 2020

USCIRF Warns that Forced Sterilization of Uyghur Muslims is Evidence of Genocide

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:05

USCIRF warned that the Chinese government’s repressive population control measures against Uyghur and other Muslims—including forced sterilization—might meet the legal criteria for genocide under international law.

China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:03

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children.

Chinese authorities force contraception on Uyghurs in 'slow genocide'

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:59

An Associated Press investigation based on government statistics indicates birth rates have plunged more than 60% in three years in regions of China primarily made up of Uyghur Muslims.

Exclusive: Caterpillar sourced clothes from Xinjiang factory involved in coercive labor

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:58
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

A China-based supplier of clothing items to U.S. construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar participates in a coercive labor program known as "Xinjiang Aid," according to documents and evidence reviewed by Axios.

Forced Population Controls Targeting Uyghurs in Xinjiang Likely Amount to Genocide: Report

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 12:23
Uyghur kids on the streets of Kashi, Xinjiang, China. Photo:Flickr- CJ Shane

Adrian Zenz says the measures ‘undergird a wider game plan of ethno-racial domination’ in the region.

US Highlights Uyghur Detention Camps in International Torture Victim Message

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 20:20
A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

Uyghur and Tibetan rights groups call for international community to hold Beijing accountable.

UN experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 20:19

UN independent experts have repeatedly communicated with the Government of the People’s Republic of China their alarm regarding the repression of fundamental freedoms in China.

‘The Price of My Studies Abroad Was Very High’: Uyghur Former Al Azhar University

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 20:19
Nurehmet Burhan in Belgium, March 2020.  Nurehmet Burhan

A Uyghur who studied abroad questions his decision not to return home amid reports of his father’s detention.

‘The Tools Are Available to The Administration’ to Press China on Uyghurs: US Religious Freedom Envoy

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 22:19
Sam Brownback, the US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, speaks with RFA during an interview in Washington, Oct. 17, 2019. RFA

Sam Brownback says a new law ‘requires’ the US to review ways to end rights abuses in Xinjiang.

‘This Is No Longer the Xinjiang of My Memories’

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 22:05
There are more than 1,000 police stations in Urumqi.

An ethnic Han man shares his impressions of Xinjiang after visiting it many years since his first encounter with the Uyghur region.