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Jul 11, 2019

Speech of Nurgul Sawut at the meeting of The Long Arm of the Dragon: China's Persecution of Believers at Home and Abroad. June 20, 2019 Seoul, South Korea

Ferkat Jawdat's mother was sent to a camp after speaking to her son in the US
Jul 11, 2019

Uighurs living in the US and Europe have told DW that Chinese authorities are going after family members still living in China to suppress activism by the Uighur community living abroad.

Sydney woman Fatimah Abdulghafur has not heard from her mother, father, and siblings for almost three years. SBS News
Jul 11, 2019

Australia is one of 22 countries that have signed the first joint letter on China’s Uighur detention centres to the UN Human Rights Council.

Uighur men group leaving the Id Kah Mosque after Friday prayers in Kashgar, Xinjiang. The Chinese have accused Xinjiang Muslims of weaving an incorrect and ‘reactionary system of thought’ for the purpose of establishing the ‘Islamic Republic of Eastern Turkestan’. EPA PIC
Jul 11, 2019

CHINA has, for 30 years, tried to deny its crime on Tiananmen. But the simple act of writing about it unwittingly tips journalists into activism.

Jul 11, 2019

UN ambassadors from 22 states join together in rare show of unity to write letter calling on Beijing to allow freedom of movement for Muslim minority

Members of the Uyghur diaspora protest outside of UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on the first day of the Human Rights Council, June 24, 2019.  Photo courtesy of an RFA listener
Jul 11, 2019

They also demand unfettered access for UN experts to camps in the region.

Uyghur students demonstrate in Urumchi on July, 2009
Jul 11, 2019

The riots of July 2009 caused a major rethink of China’s “colonial project” in Xinjiang.

Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017.
Jul 11, 2019

More than 20 countries, including Japan and the United Kingdom, have issued a joint statement condemning China's mass detention of Uyghur and other minorities in the country's Xinjiang region.

Uyghurs and supports demonstrate in Autralia on July 5, 2019. Photo: RFA
Jul 11, 2019

A group of 22 countries has issued a statement urging China to stop the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in its western Xinjiang region, the first concerted international challenge to a policy China has vigorously defended at the United Nations.

Jul 10, 2019

"Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale,” concluded the independent China Tribunal last month. Unlike black market operations, this on-demand killing of prisoners of conscience for organs is driven by the state and carried out by both military and civilian institutions.

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