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Uyghurs and their supporters demonstrate at the fron of the Chinese embassy in Lonton, on Jan 19, 2020. Photo: RFA
Aug 6, 2020

Letter to home secretary points out growing evidence of genocide against Uighur people in China. By JamieGrierson

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
Aug 6, 2020

China is targeting religious minorities with advanced technological surveillance networks, according to experts speaking at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) webinar hearing led by USCIRF Chair, Gayle Manchin, on July 22. By Kate Cvancara

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Aug 6, 2020

In late June, findings from an investigation confirmed China’s compulsory sterilization of Uyghur women native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in northwest China. By Philip Alexander

Dolkun Isa at the National Press Club in Washington, March 7, 2018. RFA
Aug 6, 2020

Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uighur Congress, told Ahval that China is trying to erase the Uighur people, that the international community, particularly Muslim states, had failed to adequately back Uighurs, and that Turkey should step forward and speak out against China, despite growing economic ties.

Uighurs being loaded on to trains. YouTube
Aug 6, 2020

The Vice President of the Board of Deputies says references to the Holocaust in highlighting the plight of the Uighurs honours the memory of its victims. By Edwin Shuker

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, First Lady of the United States Melania Trump, and awardee Sayragul Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh from Xinjiang, pose for a photo, at the Department of State on March 4, 2020. [State Department photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain]
Aug 6, 2020

The former Kazakh camp inmate Sayragul Sauytbay speaks out about the oppression of Muslim minorities in China — and has received death threats for doing so.

 Merdan Ghappar is a Uighur who has been in Chinese custody in the Xinjiang region since January. Photograph: Handout
Aug 6, 2020

Merdan Ghappar’s texts and videos reveal shocking conditions in Xinjiang internment camps

Aug 6, 2020

“Never again” came sooner than expected. By Taryn Woody

Aug 5, 2020

Life in the big city can be hard for Chinese migrant workers, but in Urumqi, economic incentives give them more opportunities than they'd get elsewhere. Provided that they are ethnically Han, that is. By Darren Byler

A map shows Makit county in Xinjiang's Kashgar prefecture. Credit: RFA
Aug 5, 2020

Former inmates live with their families, but still undergo indoctrination and self-criticism sessions, sources say.

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