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Dec 7, 2020

René Cassin promotes and protects universal human rights drawing on Jewish experience and values.

Government social media post in April 2017 shows detainees in a political education camp in Lop County, Hotan Prefecture, Xinjiang.  © Xinjiang Bureau of Justice WeChat Account
Dec 7, 2020
By Colm Keena

Chairman of Uighur World Congress calls on Ireland to use its position on UN Security Council

Rizwangul NurMuhammad is appealing directly to Chinese government officials to release her brother Mewlan NurMuhammad, who is detained in Xinjiang. Photo: Supplied
Dec 7, 2020
By Laura Walters

A New Zealand woman is petitioning the Chinese government to release her brother from detention in a prison in Xinjiang.

Mamutjan Abdurehim in 2015 in Malaysia with his daughter, baby son and wife. He now lives in Australia, while his family are in China. Photograph: Abdurehim family
Dec 7, 2020
By Lily Kuo

Uighurs in the diaspora are fighting to keep the art form alive as poets and writers in Xinjiang are silenced or detained

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaking with attendees at the 2019 Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Dec 7, 2020
By Liberty Vittert

Technological identification facilitated by the US is a dangerous tool that tyrannical governments can use against their own people

Dec 7, 2020
By David Tobin

My friend Aynür’s life tells the story of how Uighurs have been purposefully dehumanised by the party-state

Dec 3, 2020
By Megha Rajagopalan and Alison Killing

In a lush countryside idyll known for its horse farms and fields of yellow flowers, China built a system of total control.

Rahile Dawut
Dec 3, 2020

Scholars at Risk, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting academic freedom, celebrates its 20th anniversary with the announcement of its 2020 Courage to Think award and the release of its annual Free to Think report.

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.
Dec 3, 2020
By Pierfilippo M. Natta

A bipartisan crackdown on Chinese forced labor has put Western corporations on notice—and could pave the way for Washington to finally support the International Criminal Court.

Dec 3, 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at all U.S. ports of entry will detain shipments containing cotton and cotton products originating from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC).

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