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Jan 27, 2020

His eyes brimming with tears, a Uighur student in Saudi Arabia holds out his Chinese passport — long past its expiry date and condemning him to an uncertain fate as the kingdom grows closer to Beijing.

Murager Alimuly (right) and Kaster Musahanuly are seen in the defendants' cage at their trial on January 6 in Zaysan.
Jan 27, 2020

At a January 21 trial in Kazakhstan’s eastern town of Zaysan, a court found Kaster Musahanuly and Murager Alimuly guilty of illegally crossing into Kazakhstan from China.

On Main Street, Flushing, dozens of Chinese flags lined both sides of the street as a group that was part of the Chinese New Year parade advocated for human rights for Uyghurs under the rule of the Chinese communist government in Xinjiang, China. (Photo credit: Jimin Kim)
Jan 27, 2020

In Flushing, Queens, Uyghur supporters calling for human rights for Uyghurs in China marched as part of the Chinese New Year parade.

Jan 24, 2020

The pair were convicted after a book they permitted was deemed ‘extremist’ three years later.

Jan 24, 2020

In the months that have passed, TikTok has come under fire for shutting down a video of a young woman who discussed the Xinjiang concentration camps while curling her eyelashes. The platform later apologized for a “human moderation error.”

Jan 24, 2020

At 6 p.m. local time health authorities reported a 47-year-old man, named as Li, and a 52-year-old man, named as Gu, were infected, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported, citing the state-run China Central Television (CCTV).

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014. Photo: RFA
Jan 24, 2020

Thailand's Bangkok Post urges the release of the group, who have been held in an immigration cell for almost six years.

Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
Jan 24, 2020

The Chinese government is busily spinning lies about its massive “re-education camps” for Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. But as survivors escape China, their firsthand accounts tell the true story — and their terrible ordeals continue.

Jan 23, 2020

Experts warn that the camps are ripe for an epidemic due to overcrowded facilities and poor sanitation.

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