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Iminjan Seydin, a prominent Uyghur historian before disappeared 3 years ago into Chinese detention center (on the right) and recent screen grab from a video published on May 4, 2020 by the official China Daily shows denying reports that he was held in detention for the past three years.
May 28, 2020

Profits are significant with free labor but may also benefit from the sourcing of raw materials.

Poster for the Solidarity Iftar with the Uyghurs (from Facebook)
May 28, 2020

Last year, we reported how one Jewish gentleman gathered attention with his solitary protest in London. Now, Jewish support for Uyghurs is growing everywhere.

May 27, 2020

Congress voted Wednesday to toughen the U.S. response to a brutal Chinese crackdown on ethnic minorities, adding another factor to the increasingly stormy relationship between the two countries.

Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
May 27, 2020

Lawmakers in the House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to sanction Chinese government officials responsible for internment camps in the region of Xinjiang, where up to 2 million ethnic Muslims have been forcibly detained.

May 27, 2020

The bill, which targets officials complicit in the violations, now goes to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

Nury Turkel
May 26, 2020

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the appointment of Nury Turkel, a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Uyghurs demonstrate in Washington DC on Feb 05, 2020 in remembrance of  Ghulja massacre. Photo: RFA
May 26, 2020

By Asim Kashgarian
May 24, 2020 09:18 PM

Uyghur children in a Uyghur language school in Turkey. Photo: RFA
May 26, 2020

Istanbul has become world’s largest diaspora hub for Uighurs fleeing Chinese persecution

Dilnur Reyhan. Photo by Ikuha,
May 26, 2020

The 11 million Uyghurs living in the western province of Xinjiang in China are a Muslim Turkic nation that has been targeted by Beijing and deprived of their most basic human rights, including freedom of religion, of movement, and also of transmitting their native language since Xi Jinping took power in China in 2012.

May 26, 2020

The Commerce Department announced on Friday that it will impose sanctions on a number of Chinese companies it alleges to have ties with the human rights abuses against a Muslim minority group in the northwestern part of the country.

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