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Feb 15, 2019

The Uighurs are a Muslim community in China, where even minor expressions of faith like wearing a headscarf or having a long beard are not allowed. Human rights observers say the Chinese government is keeping hundreds of thousands of Uighurs in so-called "re-education camps". But Beijing says the camps are "job training centers". Some members of the minority group have managed to flee for Turkey.

Chemi Lhamo, the first Tibetan student president at the University of Toronto, is shown in a screen shot from video.  Screen shot from video
Feb 15, 2019

A group of independent Chinese students calls on governments and universities to act, after threats to ethnic minority activists outside China.

Feb 15, 2019

US Embassy in Ankara voices support for Uighurs following Turkey’s call on China to close detention camps

Uyghur protesters in Frankfurt, Germany, call for an end to mass incarcerations in Xinjiang, Feb. 2, 2019. RFA
Feb 15, 2019

Long-standing repression of the Uyghur culture has reached stunning new lows. What happened to “Never again”?

U.S. House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at an event commemorating 60 years of exile by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Washington, Feb. 12, 2019. RFA
Feb 14, 2019

The House Speaker says the US can’t hesitate to ‘call out’ China due to commercial interests.

Holy Quran and praying mats that are collected from Uyghur Muslims for destruction
Feb 14, 2019

Panelists raise awareness on severe persecution and genocide of Uighur Muslim population in China

Serikzhan Bilash says he will appeal the ruling.
Feb 14, 2019

A court in Kazakhstan has found the leader of a group that has raised concerns over problems faced by ethnic Kazakhs in China guilty of illegally leading an unregistered organization.

Feb 14, 2019

While the international community debates the authenticity of a video of Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit, an exiled Uyghur in Finland kicks off a new online campaign demanding Beijing to release more evidence of the millions of others who are reportedly detained in Xinjiang’s re-education camps.

A collage of missing Uighurs in Xinjiang. #MetooUyghur campaign image circulate on social media.
Feb 14, 2019

As stories of ill treatment and torture in China's “re-education camps” in the western Xinjiang province continue to circulate, Uyghur communities outside of China are demanding that Beijing release information about their missing relatives and friends.

Feb 14, 2019

Ankara Should Lead Efforts for Xinjiang UN Fact-Finding Mission

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