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Jewher Ilham
Jul 18, 2019

Top US diplomat says XUAR camps are 'truly the stain of the century.'

S President Donald Trump meets with survivors of religious persecution in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, July 17, 2019. Photo: from Jewher Ilham's Facebook
Jul 18, 2019

US president has first public meeting with anyone from China’s Uygur community, and makes first remarks on their internment

Han Chinese tourists take photos of a monumental sculpture of Chairman Mao Zedong. A big red sign under the statue encourages people to "implement the spirit" of the communist party and promote "social stability" in Xinjiang.CREDIT:MARTA PASCUAL JUANOLA
Jul 18, 2019

The sound of someone frantically knocking on the hotel door woke me up in a panic.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a religious freedom summit at the US State Department in Washington, July 16, 2019. Photo: US State Department
Jul 18, 2019

She says the US risks losing its moral authority if it does not confront China on its treatment of Uyghurs.

Jul 18, 2019

Pompeo's remarks came a day after US President Donald Trump met at the White House with victims of religious persecution from countries including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar.

Ilham Tohti and his wife in a photo sent to RFA's Uyghur Service via WeChat on Jan 13, 2014, two days before his detention. RFA
Jul 18, 2019

"My father is a fixer, a bridge-builder, a connector. He knows that a better future is one where Han Chinese and Uighur children are in school together, are friends together and have the same opportunities," said Jewher Ilham, who pleaded for the release of her father, prominent jailed Uighur scholar and economist Ilham Tohti. 

A Uyghur woman walks past a small madrasah (Islamic training school) for Koranic instruction in the Ziyghur district of Zeytinburnu. BitterWinter
Jul 18, 2019

Bitter Winter visited the Istanbul suburb of Zeytinburnu and heard the sad stories of lives and families destroyed by CCP persecution.

Jul 18, 2019

Posted Jul 17 2019 04:00PM CDT

Updated Jul 17 2019 04:11PM CDT

Uyghur woman Nadila Wumaier and her son Lutfy, who is an Australian citizen, remain trapped in Xinjiang.  Supplied
Jul 18, 2019

An Australian Uyghur man whose wife and toddler are trapped in Xinjiang, China, has been given fresh hope of being reunited with his family, with Beijing's foreign ministry offering "assistance".

Jul 18, 2019

Despite reports that 1 million Muslims are detained in “re-education camps” in Xinjiang, China promotes the region as a tourist destination with ancient architecture and rich ethnic culture.

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