Uyghur-American to Congress: Testifying Against China ‘May Cost the Lives of My Parents’

FRANCES MARTEL
18 Oct 2019

Uyghur-Americans face regular threats from the Chinese Communist Party on U.S. soil and the fear of having their families imprisoned in a concentration camp, Nury Turkel, a Uyghur-American attorney, told Congress on Thursday.

He also noted that all Americans, thanks to China’s pervasive presence in the American manufacturing supply chain, are at risk of buying products made by Chinese slaves and unknowingly enriching the repressors who imprison them.

Turkel is the co-founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, an organization dedicated to exposing human rights abuses by the Chinese Communist Party against the ethnic Uyghur minority native to Xinijang, or East Turkestan, China’s westernmost and largest province.

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