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A girl holding a Chinese language schoolbook, near a food stall in the old city. Photo: The New York Times
Jan 21, 2020

An ancient Muslim town, Yarkand is a cultural cradle for the Uighurs, who have experienced mass detentions. A rare visit revealed how people there have endured the upheavals.

A photo showing Ekber Imin's passport.
Jan 18, 2020

Ekber Imin, who was missing since mid-2018, was handed 25 years in prison, officials say.

Dolkun Isa (L), the president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and Omer Kanat, chairman of the WUC Executive Committee, at the White House in Washington, Sept. 10, 2018. Photo: WUC
Jan 16, 2020

World Uyghur Congress President Dolkun Isa now worries about siblings still in Xinjiang.

Jan 13, 2020

Last night Muslims from Bosnia, Syria and East Turkestan shared poignant stories of their journeys as refugees and how their lives were transformed by political repression and war.

Jan 13, 2020

Sometime in mid-2019 a police officer tapped a student who had been studying at a university on the West Coast of the United States on the shoulder.

Feroza Aziz discusses the plight of the Uyghurs in China during a video tutorial on curling eyelashes on the Chinese social media app TikTok, Nov. 23, 2019.  Photo courtesy Feroza Aziz/TikTok screenshot
Jan 13, 2020

Feroza Aziz discusses her viral video on the plight of the Uyghurs that was blocked by a Chinese social media company.

 Potala Palace, Lhasa. 	13 August 2013. Author:	Coolmanjackey
Jan 13, 2020

Autonomous region’s legislature endorses ‘dos and don’ts’ for governments, companies and institutions to take effect from May 1

Jan 13, 2020

In her first television interview, a Uighur dissident describes this Chinese repression as a repeat of the Holocaust. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant sits down with Asiye Abdulahat.

Ablikim Yusup is shown after arriving safely at Washington's Dulles International Airport, Aug. 6, 2019. Photo:RFA
Jan 13, 2020

After leaving his home in China’s Xinjiang province, Ablikim Yusuf navigated a world hostile to his people before finding refuge in the United States.

World Uyghur Congress  president Dolkun Isa. PHOTO BY: WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS
Jan 13, 2020

“China has deployed different tactics in the past to try to intimidate and threaten me and the WUC, obstructing WUC’s work at the UN, and with the recent attacks by propaganda papers,” WUC President Dolkun Isa stated.

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