The Plight of the Uyghurs in China: A Conversation with Nury Turkel - AJC Advocacy Anywhere

Nury Turkel in a photo provided by USCIRF.

August 11, 2020

An estimated 1-3 million Uyghurs have been detained in “reeducation camps” in China, escalating decades of repressive policies targeting the Uyghur religious and ethnic minority. United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner Nury Turkel is Chairman of the Board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), which he co-founded in 2003. He also served as the President of the Uyghur American Association, where he led efforts to raise the profile of the Uyghur people in the United States. Join us for a conversation with Commissioner Turkel on the plight of the Uyghurs and Turkel’s advocacy efforts on this issue.