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Apr 2, 2020

A recent report from the Congressional-Executive Commission on China detailed how detainees are moved from the camps into nearby factories and in the agriculture industry, with goods made with their labor ending up in the supply chains of some major U.S. companies.

Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
Apr 2, 2020

By Nick Zuroski, Contributing Writer
APRIL 2, 2020

Apr 2, 2020

The Better Cotton Standard System is a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic, and addresses the many challenges of cotton production.

Apr 2, 2020

The CCP’s unyielding control over Muslims from Xinjiang extends to every aspect of their daily life, including travel and staying in hotels.

Ablatt Mahsut, a Uyghur born in China’s Xinjiang region, sits in the living room of his home on Jan. 28, 2020, in Franklin, Massachusetts. Mr. Mahsut, who became a U.S. citizen 10 years ago, is concerned for the safety of his family in China.  Ann Hermes/Staff
Apr 1, 2020

What’s the best way to help your family? For Uyghurs living in the U.S., silence used to feel like the safest option to protect missing relatives in China. For one Massachusetts man, that’s no longer the case.

Uyghur and other Turkic workers waiting to be transferred outside of Xinjiang. From Uyghur Bulletin, Twitter.
Apr 1, 2020

Evidence piles up and videos document the massive transfer of Turkic workers sent to work in Chinese factories outside of Xinjiang.

A Uyghur slave laborer wondering what his next destination may be. From Uyghur Bulletin, Twitter.
Apr 1, 2020

Videos of seemingly hundreds of Muslim Uyghurs leaving western Xinjiang province to work in factories elsewhere indicate that China is plugging the holes in its economy caused by the Wuhan coronavirus with “slave laborers and cannon fodder,” the human rights publication Bitter Winter asserted on Wednesday.

Professor Rahile Dawut, on an undated photo
Apr 1, 2020

“I started to see a sadness in their eyes. They had become sad. They didn’t know what to do, so they just accepted it.”
Post-disappearance, what happens to those left behind?

Mar 31, 2020

Observers say authorities are pushing a narrative that they’ve stemmed the outbreak, at the risk of lives.

Chosen as an International Women of Courage in March 2020. Awards presented on 4 March 2020 - Sayragul Sauytbay. Photo: US Gov - Secretary of State's photographer
Mar 31, 2020

The recent award given to Sairagul Sauytbay, namely the U.S. State Department’s International Women of Courage Award (IWOC), has helped maintain international attention on the campaign of repression currently being carried out in East Turkestan (called Xinjiang by the Chinese government) against the Uyghur population, and other ethnic groups in the region, including ethnic Kazakhs.

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