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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Jun 30, 2020

A China-based supplier of clothing items to U.S. construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar participates in a coercive labor program known as "Xinjiang Aid," according to documents and evidence reviewed by Axios.

Uyghur kids on the streets of Kashi, Xinjiang, China. Photo:Flickr- CJ Shane
Jun 30, 2020

Adrian Zenz says the measures ‘undergird a wider game plan of ethno-racial domination’ in the region.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia
Jun 26, 2020

Uyghur and Tibetan rights groups call for international community to hold Beijing accountable.

Jun 26, 2020

UN independent experts have repeatedly communicated with the Government of the People’s Republic of China their alarm regarding the repression of fundamental freedoms in China.

Nurehmet Burhan in Belgium, March 2020.  Nurehmet Burhan
Jun 26, 2020

A Uyghur who studied abroad questions his decision not to return home amid reports of his father’s detention.

Sam Brownback, the US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, speaks with RFA during an interview in Washington, Oct. 17, 2019. RFA
Jun 25, 2020

Sam Brownback says a new law ‘requires’ the US to review ways to end rights abuses in Xinjiang.

There are more than 1,000 police stations in Urumqi.
Jun 25, 2020

An ethnic Han man shares his impressions of Xinjiang after visiting it many years since his first encounter with the Uyghur region.

Entrepreneurs Ablimit Halis Hajim (left), Abduweli Muqiyit (center) and Nurtay Hajim İskender (right) were pillars of Uyghur national education and central figures in the development of Uyghur civil society. All three have been the targets of the Chinese state's assault on Uyghur society.
Jun 25, 2020

The city of Ghulja is reputed as a center of Uyghur rebellion, and has, in fact, often been a locus of resistance to Chinese power.

Jun 25, 2020

The Uyghur Spirit Youth Conference is a one of a kind event highlighting the rich Uyghur culture through notable speakers.

Nury Turkel in a photo provided by USCIRF.
Jun 23, 2020

Nury Turkel was born in a reeducation camp during China’s Cultural Revolution. Today, he is fighting for religious freedom in China and around the world as a newly appointed commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

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