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Aug 20, 2019

Ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics that are scheduled to take place in Beijing, UNPO Member the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has launched a campaign to call upon China to respect the human rights of Uyghurs or lose the right to host the 2022 Olympics.

Aug 20, 2019

The P.R.C. has attempted to clarify its position on Xinjiang’s ‘education and training centers’ in a series of lengthy ‘white paper’ policy statements.[i] Unfortunately, despite their bulk, the white papers do not address the most pressing concerns, including the legal basis for depriving people of their physical liberty. Instead, they baldly deny that the education centers are a form of detention, without refuting the evidence to the contrary.

Almas Nizamidin with his wife Buzeynep Abdurashid. Photo: RFA
Aug 19, 2019

Almas Nizamidin spoke to his mother Zulpiye Jalalidin during her three-day leave from camps for the Eid holiday.

Aug 19, 2019

Born in the walled city of Kashgar during the Cultural Revolution, Mir Kamil is an eye-witness of the atrocious Chinese persecution of Uighur

Serikzhan Bilash attends a hearing in Nur-Sultant on June 7, 2019. Photo: RFE/RL
Aug 19, 2019

Serikzhan Bilash was released with a fine and a promise to end his activism for ethnic Kazakhs detained in China.

A Uyghur inmate identified as Mettursun Eziz listens to a 'de-radicalization' speech at the Kaifaqu internment camp in Lop county, April 2017.
Aug 19, 2019

A source says Eziz was detained in 2017 for driving a neighbor to see their son in jail.

President Donald J. Trump joins Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, at the start of their bilateral meeting Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the G20 Japan Summit in Osaka, Japan. ( Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
Aug 19, 2019

The White House has quietly appointed Elnigar Iltebir, a Uighur-American scholar, to direct the National Security Council's China policy.

A Uyghur student sits at a restaurant table in Cairo while police detain others behind him on July 2017. Photo: RFA
Aug 19, 2019

Abdulmalik Abdulaziz, an Uighur student, was arrested and handcuffed by Egyptian police and when they removed his blindfold he was surprised to see Chinese officials questioning him in custody.

Aug 19, 2019

A million ethnic minority Uighurs have been detained in “re-education camps.” Here, three young people recall how their parents vanished.

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