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Gulgine Tashmemet in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of Gulzire
May 5, 2020

Gulzire Taschmamat describes hearing from her sister for the first time since her detention in 2017.

Yalqun Rozi, Uyghur literary critic and school textbook publisher, whose publishing house was shut down when the entire editorial team was arrested in 2016, was reportedly sentenced to 15 years for “subversion”.
May 5, 2020

The Chinese government is undertaking a broad assault on the culture and heritage of the Uighurs, Kazakhs and other indigenous peoples in Xinjiang, China, including disappearing their poets, artists, scholars and others cultural icons.

In just one second, after a person’s face is scanned, his detailed information is shown on the screen.
May 5, 2020

Disregarding growing concerns from the international community, the CCP steps up efforts to control the daily lives of people by monitoring their every move.

May 5, 2020

The International Olympic Committee and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently announced that the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be postponed to July 2021.

May 5, 2020

Uighur Muslims held in Chinese Communist detention camps are being sent around the country to fill labor shortages, according to activists and local reports.

May 5, 2020

World Press Freedom Day brings calls for release of jailed Uyghur writers, journalists.

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
May 5, 2020

The three have been kept in detention under the Public Safety Act since 2015 after they completed a one-and-a-half year sentence for entering Indian territory without proper documentation.

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/freepress/
May 5, 2020

Ewelina U. Ochab
Contributor
May 2, 2020,03:12pm EDT

An image widely shared on social media that purportedly shows a group of detainees in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's (XUAR) Korla (Kuerle) city, March 2020.  TikTok
May 5, 2020

Inmates who have undergone compulsory re-education programme to be moved to other parts of China under job placement scheme delayed by Covid-19 outbreak

Uyghur cemetery. Taken on January 2, 2006. https://www.flickr.com/photos/neato/
May 5, 2020

An expert on Uyghur history calls the move ‘part of a larger cultural cleansing campaign’ in the region.

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