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Kazakhstan is prosecuting Kaster Musakhanuly (left) and Murager Alimuly (right), two ethnic Kazakh, Chinese citizens from Xinjiang, who are seeking asylum and at risk of torture if returned to China. Zaysan, January 6, 2020.  © 2020 Khadisha Akaeva RFE/RL
Jan 9, 2020

Men from Xinjiang at Risk of Arrest, Torture

Jan 9, 2020

Secretary Pompeo: I want to commend members of Bahrain’s Council of Representatives for their January 2nd statement in which they expressed “deep concern over the inhumane and painful conditions to which Uighur Muslims in China are subjected.”

Jan 9, 2020

China has always seen Islam as an extremist threat and sought to tighten control over those who practiced the faith — namely the Uyghur Muslims.

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
Jan 8, 2020

In its annual report released today, the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said that there is a "strong argument" that China has committed "crimes against humanity" in its northwestern region of Xinjiang.

 Gulbahar Jalilova in an undated photo
Jan 8, 2020

It’s hard to read the stories of those who were disappeared into China’s Xinjiang Concentration Camps; their accounts of the brutality they suffered are extremely moving.

Senator Marco Rubio, Cochair of  CECC, speaks at the Release of 2019 Annual Report on January 8, 2020 Photo: UAA
Jan 8, 2020

A U.S. government commission led by bipartisan lawmakers urged the Trump administration to enact sanctions against Chinese officials and companies for human rights abuses and to develop stronger policies to counteract what it called China's intensified political influence operations abroad.

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.  Wikipedia
Jan 8, 2020

An annual report calls on US Congress to pressure China on rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

Dragon Circle Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times
Jan 7, 2020

An all-out assault on a religious minority

Jan 7, 2020

Speaking at the State Department on Jan. 7, Secretary of State Pompeo slammed Beijing over its treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region of northwest China.

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
Jan 7, 2020

When I started seeing the Grayzone, a website that describes itself as “dedicated to original investigative journalism,” touted in various Chinese media reports for a study that allegedly debunked the estimate of one million Uighurs detained in internment camps in Xinjiang, I felt like I had to read it.

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