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Feb 19, 2020

Asiye Abdulahad says the document shows normal religious practices are landing Uyghurs in detention.

A satellite image of the second of four camps mentioned in the leaked list from Karakax
Feb 19, 2020

DW and its media partners have revealed Beijing's arbitrary persecution of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang. Human rights defenders and politicians are now calling for Germany and Europe to take a harder line toward China.

Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
Feb 19, 2020

Advocates are urging the federal government to take action amid concern the spread of the coronavirus would have devastating consequences for the 3 million Uyghur Muslims and other minority groups detained in Chinese internment camps. 

Sean Patterson, quality management section DNA analyst, checks expiration dates on reagents in the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System – Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory. AFDIL recently underwent a quality assessment where they received zero findings of nonconformance for the first time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm)
Feb 19, 2020

Documents show sale of crucial equipment from U.S. biotech firm.

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
Feb 19, 2020

A third document giving details of China’s system of detention and re-education centers in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region reveals why some 300 Muslim Uyghurs and some 2,000 members of their direct family were locked up in centres to undergo forced re-education. The document gives an increasingly sharp picture of China’s policy towards its Muslim minority.

Feb 19, 2020

Around 1 million Uighurs have been forcibly detained by the Chinese government in a widespread network of prisonlike facilities. Chinese authorities call the detention camps "vocational training centers" and say their detention efforts are aimed at combating terrorism and extremism, but the evident repression of Uighurs has been condemned internationally.  

Feb 19, 2020

Detainees chosen for reasons such as ‘heavy’ religious atmosphere, visiting people ‘without reason’, having a passport or beard, or birth in a certain decade

Feb 18, 2020

Database known as the ‘Karakax list’ shows people sent to internment camps for reasons such as ‘minor religious infection’

Feb 18, 2020

On the heels of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s main annual session, the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy assembles each year hundreds of courageous dissidents and human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and student leaders to shine a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention.

Feb 18, 2020

A leaked document from a county in China's northwest details the personal information of some 3,000 Uyghurs. It gives violation of birth control policies as the most common reason for their “re-education”, often alongside other reasons.

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