Ending Forced Labor in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China

Uyghur and other Turkic workers waiting to be transferred outside of Xinjiang. From Uyghur Bulletin, Twitter.

June 19, 2020

Since 2017, the Chinese government has run a massive program to detain and persecute well over 1 million Uighurs and other Muslims and Turkic language speakers in China's largest province, the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The program uses many methods to eliminate the identity and way of life of these people. Aside from running the largest internment program of an ethnic and religious group since the Holocaust, China has broadly deployed state-of-the-art surveillance hardware and artificial intelligence software to thoroughly monitor the lives of these people at home, in public and in their personal communications. Family separation, denial of religious freedom and forced labor are woven together in this massive assault on human rights.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)