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Detainees listening to speeches in a re-education camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017
Mar 13, 2020

U.S. officials recently introduced legislation to address China’s human rights violations in the Xinjiang region.

Outside the Apple Store in Shanghai, China. Taken on May 22, 2010. lincolnblues@Flicker
Mar 13, 2020

A U.S. religious freedom watchdog is calling on Amazon, Nike and Apple to investigate claims that China has used Uighur Muslims as forced labor as part of their supply chains.

Uighur writer and poet Abdurehim Imin Parach stands in the Zeytinburnu neighborhood of Istanbul. He has been detained twice by Turkish authorities. NPR spoke to more than a dozen Uighurs in Istanbul who detailed how Turkish police arrested them and sent them to deportation centers, sometimes for months, without telling them why they had been detained. Nicole Tung for NPR
Mar 13, 2020

Abdurehim Imin Parach often looks over his shoulder when he walks around Istanbul. He worries that he is being followed, just as he was last year when two Turkish plainclothes policemen escorted him out of a restaurant in the city and told him he was under arrest.

Mar 12, 2020

Hold China to Account; Seek Independent Investigation

Mar 12, 2020

US lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a ban on most imports from China’s Xinjiang region, charging that goods produced by Uighur forced labourers were easily making their way into the United States.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.
Mar 12, 2020

Prisoners of conscience may have been targeted amid ‘extraordinary growth’ of the industry.

Mar 12, 2020

U.S. Representative James McGovern (D-MA) and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Chair and Cochair, respectively, of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China, held a roundtable event today to examine the impact of Chinese government-sponsored forced labor in and from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on global supply chains as well as U.S. and international consumers. 

All large windows have been bricked up in the house used as a transformation through education camp.
Mar 12, 2020

An ex-detainee and relatives of those who have died in transformation through education camps share their horrifying experiences with Bitter Winter.

In this file image from undated video footage run by China's CCTV, Muslim trainees work in a garment factory at the Hotan Vocational Education and Training Center in Hotan, Xinjiang.
Mar 11, 2020

The report accompanies the introduction of a bill that would ban all imports from the region to the US.

Mar 11, 2020

The head of a labor watchdog says retailers must take responsibility for their part in forced labor in Xinjiang.

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