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Abdusalam Abduwali, left and Akbar Yusup
Jan 5, 2021

The cousins are among a large number of Uyghur professionals taught ‘vocational skills’ in the centers.

Jan 5, 2021

I have never met a Uyghur person. As I write, hundreds of thousands of Uyghur Muslims are suffering intolerable conditions under mass surveillance and forced labour.

Afaq Khoja Mausoleum. Photo: Wikipedia 11/10/2005
Jan 5, 2021

Tour buses are as effective as bulldozers

NADILA, LUFTY AND SADAM (IMAGE: SUPPLIED)
Jan 5, 2021
By Michael Bradley

Sadam spent years trying to get his wife and infant son out of China. His story is both familiar and unique.

Jan 5, 2021
By Simon Glover

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has come under fire over its role in the Xinjiang region of China, amidst fears its 'better cotton' has been tarnished by the use of forced labour, but it says lessons have been learned.

Rayhan Asat holds a photograph of her brother, Ekpar. Photograph: Rayhan Asat
Jan 5, 2021

We, the Harvard Law School Advocates for Human Rights and the undersigned student organizations of Harvard University, stand in solidarity with our alumna Ms. Rayhan Asat in calling for the immediate release of her brother, Mr. Ekpar Asat

Hamid Kerim (left), owns Dolan Uyghur Restaurant in Washington while chef Mohamad Tauhid runs its kitchen. (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)
Dec 30, 2020

The Chinese embassy in Algeria protested against an "offensive" US embassy statement on the Uyghur issue, saying it was constitutes "an interference in China's internal affairs."

Dec 30, 2020
By Amandla Thomas-Johnson

Uighur activists urge Turkish government not to abide by agreement that could put tens of thousands at risk of being detained in internment camps

Dec 30, 2020
By Lucas Niewenhuis

In order to clinch an investment deal with the EU, China reportedly said it would make “sustained efforts” to ratify international conventions against forced labor. Meanwhile, BuzzFeed reported that at least 135 detention camps in Xinjiang have factories where forced labor likely occurs.

Isa Yusuf Alptekin (C) in an undated photo. Erkin Alptekin
Dec 30, 2020

Alptekin is honored for his tireless fight for the freedom of his people until his death 25 years ago.

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