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May 21, 2019

Abdulkadir Yapuquan, a 61-year-old ethnic Uighur Muslim from the Xinjiang region of China, where he has been sought on terrorism charges, has been released from a detention center in Turkey.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia
May 21, 2019

Scholar digging online revealed scope of detentions; ‘I feel very clearly led by God to do this’

May 21, 2019

China is using AI to persecute its Uighur minority

May 21, 2019

Since April 2017, the Chinese government has interned, imprisoned, or forcibly disappeared at least 435 intellectuals as part of its intensified assault on Uyghurs and erasure of their culture. This group is likely a small fraction of all Uyghur intellectuals suffering serious human rights violations, the Uyghur Human Rights Project reports:

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia
May 21, 2019

Trump hasn't used new powers on human rights sanctions granted by US Congress or mentioned a crisis that experts describe as akin to ethnic cleansing.

Guzire Awulqanqizi in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of Guzire Awulqanqizi
May 20, 2019

Officials grant the sessions ‘because they know we are suffering,’ a former detainee says.

May 20, 2019

The five men were held at the Lop county detention camp in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Uyghur freedom fighter Rebiya Kadeer
May 20, 2019

Prominent Uyghur freedom fighter Rebiya Kadeer has been named the recipient of the Free Spirit Award 2018 during an event in McLeod Ganj.

Video grab  of Serikzhan Bilash. VOA
May 20, 2019

There can be no demanding justice for those interned in China while refusing to defend the people who attempt to provide it.

Men Pray at Id Kah Mosque on Eid ul-Fitr. Taken on September 10, 2010. Photo: Preston Rhea, Flickr
May 20, 2019

But is public resentment enough to force PM Khan's government to confront Beijing?

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