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Sep 19, 2018

France and Germany have called on China to close “re-education camps” in its restive far western region of Xinjiang where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslims are thought to be held for political indoctrination as pressure grows for UN action.

A Chinese flag flies over a local mosque closed by authorities as an ethnic Uighur woman sells bread at her bakery in Kashgar, Xinjiang province, China, on June 28, 2017. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Sep 19, 2018

It’s expensive to destroy a people without killing them, but Beijing is willing to pay the price.

Sep 19, 2018

Despite Chinese denials, the internment of Uyghur and Kazakh minorities in Xinjiang has been put firmly in the Human Rights Council spotlight, with statements from governments and NGOs, including ISHR, calling urgently for the closure of internment centres and the release of those detained. 

Sep 19, 2018

Uighurs and members of other ethnic minority groups in China have staged a protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York to call on the UN to resolve what they call violations of their human rights by the Chinese government.

Abdukerim Rahman (L) and Arslan Abdulla (R) in undated photos.
Sep 18, 2018

The five are the first to be identified from among dozens of the school’s teachers believed detained.

Sep 18, 2018

At the opening of this session, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet highlighted “deeply disturbing allegations of large-scale arbitrary detentions of Uighurs and other Muslim communities, in so-called re-education camps across Xinjiang.”

 Secretary of State  Mike Pompeo
Sep 18, 2018

We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to sanction all Chinese officials responsible for the horrendous human rights situation in Tibet and Xinjiang, also known as East Turkestan.

Xi Jinping
Sep 18, 2018

The growing, horrifying oppression of Muslims in a western Chinese province marks a key moment in Beijing’s expansionist drive — and its global competition with America.

Rushengul Tashmuhemmet and her son aboard a flight from Almaty to Istanbul, Sept. 17, 2018.  Photo courtesy of Rushengul Tashmuhemmet
Sep 17, 2018

Rushengul Tashmuhemmet is held by immigration for an unspecified ‘problem’ with her passport.

Adil Ahmad, right, 15, from Yarkent, says his parents are in a reeducation camp, and four of his siblings in China are missing, presumed in some kind of detention. Nuruddin, left, 16, says his parents are in a camp near their home in Urumchi. (Umar Farooq / For The Times)
Sep 17, 2018

Adil Ahmad, 15, has had no contact with his parents since February 2017, when he received a frantic phone call from his mother in the Uighur homeland of China’s western Xinjiang region.

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