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Jul 28, 2020

Hundreds from Chinese region of Xinjiang who are seeking asylum in the U.S. have been waiting years because of a backlog. By James T. Areddy and Michelle Hackman

Jewher Ilham speaks at the 2019 Sakharov Prize. Photo: European Parliament
Jul 28, 2020

There is more and more evidence of China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang. By Jen Kirby

An image widely shared on social media that purportedly shows a group of detainees in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's (XUAR) Korla (Kuerle) city, March 2020. TikTok
Jul 27, 2020

This year marked 75 years since the end of the Holocaust and 25 years after the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing on Europe's soil since the Holocaust. By Arsen Ostrovsky

Uyghur women and children are held in detention in Thailand, 2014.
Jul 27, 2020

Patima and her children detained in Thailand for six months before resettling in Turkey.

Uyghur Turks living in Istanbul gather to protest China for their family members, who have been held in Chinese camps, at Beyazit Square in Istanbul, Turkey on July 27, 2020. ( Erhan Elaldı - Anadolu Agency )
Jul 27, 2020

Uyghur Turks living in Istanbul gather to protest China for their family members, who have been held in Chinese camps, at Beyazit Square in Istanbul, Turkey on July 27, 2020.

Jul 27, 2020

John Oliver discusses the human rights abuses the Uighur people are facing at the hands of the Chinese government, and why those atrocities are worth our undivided attention.

Two Uyghur man at the animal market in Kashgar.19 October 2008, 06:13:09  https://www.flickr.com/photos/40713859@N00/
Jul 27, 2020

Fetishising the labels we give to acts of horror skews our responses to other mass atrocities. By Philippe Sands

Government social media post in April 2017 shows detainees in a political education camp in Lop County, Hotan Prefecture, Xinjiang.  © Xinjiang Bureau of Justice WeChat Account
Jul 27, 2020

While Trump faces off against Xi, others must act to prevent genocide in Xinjiang and a new cold war. By James Millward

Drone footage of shaven-headed, shackled and blindfolded Uighurs detainees sitting on the ground before being transported on trains to a detention camp in Xinjiang province, ChinaCredit: Twitter
Jul 27, 2020

Too many British Muslims are silent about China’s abuse of Uighur Muslims, buying China’s own denialism, backed by many Arab states, and refusing to protest with the ‘wrong’ kind of Muslim, or with ‘Zionist entrapment’ Jews. By Fiyaz Mughal

Jul 27, 2020

Leading apparel trade associations in the United States recently made a joint statement condemning forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China. The group also stressed that it is a priority to guarantee that products made by forced labor do not appear in U.S. supply chains.

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