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Former Xinjiang University President Tashpolat Teyip (L) at the University of Paris in an undated photo. Photo: Nury Teyip
Apr 20, 2020

Chinese authorities could imminently execute Tashpolat Tiyip, a prominent Uyghur academic who was convicted in a secret and grossly unfair trial.

Apr 17, 2020

Shireli Memtili was jailed for driving an ‘illegal’ religious figure, while his mother was targeted for moving house.

Pictured from left to right, Rahima Mahmut, Dolkun Isa, Board of Deputies vice presidents Edwin Shuker and Amanda Bowman
Apr 17, 2020

For Rahima Mahmut, the plight of the Uyghur Muslim minority in China is more than religious or ideological – it is personal.

Zenz comments on young Uyghur men and women, identically uniformed with matching bags packed, readying for shipment to far flung parts of the Chinese empire to make clothes or telephones for renowned western brands.
Apr 17, 2020

Scholar Adrian Zenz exposes how what is advertised as an anti-poverty program in Xinjiang is in fact just another tool to deprive Uyghurs of their identity and coerce them into slave labor.

Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
Apr 17, 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic dominating headlines, many important issues have been forgotten or shelved. One of those is the plight of Uyghurs and other persecuted minorities in Xinjiang in northwestern China.

Australian student activist Drew Pavlou, who has repeatedly criticized Queensland University's close ties with the Chinese Communist Party and faces expulsion, in an undated photo at a protest in support of Hong Kong and Uyghur causes.   Drew Pavlou
Apr 17, 2020

Drew Pavlou says the allegations against him are political retaliation for his relentless criticism of China.

Hundreds of thousand of Uyghurs Transferred to Chinese Factories
Apr 17, 2020

There is well-documented evidence that the Chinese government is transferring detained Uyghurs from internment camps in Xinjiang to factories in other parts of China where they are forced to work.

Apr 15, 2020

Uyghurs in exile say the policy is part of a ‘colonization’ of their homeland.

Apr 15, 2020

For many Canadians, the most difficult part of self-isolation during the COVID-19 crisis is being away from loved ones.

Uyghur teachers in Xinjiang’s Kashi city are forced to eat Han cuisine.
Apr 14, 2020

The Chinese government has been eradicating Xinjiang Uyghurs’ customs and traditions by prohibiting the use of their language, forcing them to eat pork.

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