Online Book Event: “The War on the Uyghurs”
October 23, 2020
12 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Join us for a discussion between UHRP Board Chair Nury Turkel and Dr. Sean Roberts on his new book, “The War on the Uyghurs: China’s Internal Campaign Against a Muslim Minority.”
About the book:
Of the eleven million Uyghurs living in China today, more than one million are now being held in so-called reeducation camps, victims of what has become the largest program of mass detention and surveillance in the world. Roberts describes how the Chinese government successfully implicated the Uyghurs in the global terror war—despite a complete lack of evidence—and branded them as a dangerous terrorist threat with links to al-Qaeda. He argues that the reframing of Uyghur domestic dissent as international terrorism provided justification and inspiration for a systematic campaign to erase Uyghur identity, and that a nominal Uyghur militant threat only emerged after more than a decade of Chinese suppression in the name of counterterrorism—which has served to justify further state repression.