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Feb 26, 2019

A team of graduate and undergraduate students, supported by the Paul China Tsai Center at Yale, have partnered together to raise awareness of human rights abuses against the Uighurs — a predominantly Muslim minority in China — through outreach, petitioning and work with Uighurs in the United States.

Feb 26, 2019

Due to fear of economic retribution, Muslim countries have been largely silent on Xinjiang’s “re-education” camps, which have detained between 800,000 and two million Turkic Muslims.

Image of Uyghur gates in Shanshan, Xinjaing. Xinjaing It is home to a number of ethnic groups, including the Uyghur, Han, Kazakhs, Tibetans, Hui, Tajiks, Kyrgyz, Mongols and Russians. Evgeni Zotov, Flickr CC
Feb 26, 2019

Right now, the Chinese government is facilitating the cultural genocide of the Uyghur population in China. Through tactics of digital surveillance and political re-education camps, Uyghur people are being forced to assimilate to Chinese Han culture.

 Louisa Greve, Director for External Affairs, Uyghur Human Rights Project
Feb 26, 2019

The Chinese Communist Party poses a fundamental threat to civilized values and a rules-based international order. The Party’s massive crackdown in 2018 is breathtaking, encompassing independent intellectuals, civil society, and religious believers of all kinds, including Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan Buddhists, Chinese Buddhists, and Hui and Turkic Muslims across the length and breadth of China.

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Feb 26, 2019

US Company Ceases Sale of ‘Human Identification Technology’ in Xinjiang Region

eputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein  Keynote at the 2018 State of the Net Conference. @Internet Education Foundation
Feb 26, 2019

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called China a “foreign adversary”, described its recent arrests of some foreign citizens as a form of political retaliation and said that the country’s placement of ethnic Uygurs into camps showed that Beijing lacks modern judicial standards.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
Feb 25, 2019

Chinese authorities must respect human rights of Muslims, including freedom of religion, Turkish FM says.

Feb 25, 2019

The Uighurs, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority in Xinjiang, western China, are living in one of the most heavily-policed and oppressive states in the world. This map helps explain why.

Abudwaris Ablimit points to a photo of his brother, Zahirshah, during a gathering in Washington DC to raise awareness of Uygurs who have disappeared in Xinjiang. Photo: AP
Feb 25, 2019

Nearly two years after the Chinese government began to detain members of Muslim minority groups in western China, a growing number of their relatives abroad have started speaking out.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu . Wikipedia
Feb 25, 2019

Stephanie Nebehay
FEBRUARY 25, 2019 / 7:30 AM 

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