July 2020

Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity and Officials Pursuant to Global Magnitsky Human Rights Executive Order

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 22:00
Former Political Commissar of the XPCC, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), Sun Jinlong

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned one Chinese government entity and two current or former government officials in connection with serious rights abuses against ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Addressing Forced Labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Toward a Shared Agenda

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:48
Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017

The forced labor of ethnic and religious minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), as part of a broader pattern of severe human rights abuses.... By Amy K. Lehr

Enter the Grayzone: fringe leftists deny the scale of China’s Uyghur oppression

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:44

This week, writer and commentator Max Blumenthal downplayed Beijing’s actions in Xinjiang on international TV — and he’s not the only one. BY CAITLIN THOMPSON

Women in Xinjiang shine a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:42
Uyghur internment camp survivor Zumuret Dawut attends an event on global religious freedom on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Sept. 23, 2019. Photo: RFA

Zumrat Dawut said she was forcibly sterilized by the Chinese government for having one too many children. By Ben Westcott, Ivan Watson and Rebecca Wright

U.S. and Multilateral Policy Options to Address Abuses Against Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:38
One of the products seized in the US

Amid heightened attention to reports of forced labor being used to produce personal protective equipment, the seizure of a 13-ton shipment of hair products reportedly coming from Xinjiang’s “reeducation camps,” .... By Connor O'Steen

Stop The Lip Service On Uyghur Forced Labor

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:34

A13-ton shipment of hair weaves and other products was seized earlier this month by federal agents over allegations that the individuals making them were suffering human rights abuses. By Arielle Del Turco

US Sanctions Key Paramilitary Group, Officials Over Abuses in China’s Xinjiang Region

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:31
XPCC’s former political commissar, and Peng Jiarui

The Treasury Department targeted the XPCC for implementing policies of persecution in the XUAR.

‘I Still Don’t Know Anything About Their Whereabouts’: Netherlands-based Uyghur Activist

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:27
US Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra (L) and Abdurehim Gheni (R) on Amsterdam's Dam Square, July 12, 2020.  Photo courtesy of Abdurehim Gheni

Abdurehim Gheni discusses two years of efforts to locate his missing relatives in Xinjiang.

‘Huge uptick’ in Chinese propaganda over Uighur camps, report finds

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 21:25
An image widely shared on social media that purportedly shows a group of detainees in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's (XUAR) Korla (Kuerle) city, March 2020. TikTok

China launched a propaganda blitz after media reports exposed mass detention and repression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, according to a new report. By Carmen Molina Acosta

VIDEO: Disinformation, Propaganda and the Uyghur Crisis

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 18:30

Video of the UHRP event held on July 28th, 2020 is now available here.