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Yultuz Tashmemet posted this picture of her mother to Twitter, calling on the Chinese government to release a video proving she was alive. Photograph: Twitter/@YultuzT_K
Feb 12, 2019

Hashtag #MeTooUyghur follows the release of a video proving a Uighur musician was still alive

Turgunjan Tursun is a father of four boys, but he hasn’t seen them in five years, ever since he fled from China’s Xinjiang Province to Turkey, after the country’s brutal crackdown on Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities. Credit: Durrie Bouscaren/The World
Feb 12, 2019

That's when China unleashed a brutal crackdown on Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities living in the Xinjiang region. Tursun fled to avoid arrest, but a plan to get his family out of the country failed at the last moment. 

Uyghurs demonstrate in Istanbul on Oct 1, 2018
Feb 12, 2019

Ankara also urges the international community and the United Nations to pressure Beijing.

Feb 12, 2019

As global concern is rising over the detention of between 800,000 to two million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in re-education camps in Xinjiang, governments of several Muslim majority countries have become the target of protesters angered by their unwillingness to speak out against China’s actions.

Uyghurs demonstrate in Istanbul on Oct 1, 2018. RFA
Feb 12, 2019

Anger at home has finally forced Ankara to break with its enthusiastic embrace of Beijing.

By Miller Center - https://www.flickr.com/photos/miller_center/18134533381/in/photolist-8aupUk-tCuHde-tCudYD, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53852104
Feb 11, 2019

Critics accuse Prince’s Frontier Services Group of potentially helping the Beijing government engage in mass repression of ethnic Uygurs

China’s state media has released a video showing a man said to be Uygur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit, hours after Turkey announced reports that he had died while imprisoned. Photo: Turkish.cri.cn
Feb 11, 2019

Turkey has denounced Beijing's controversial mass "re-education" camps in China's western region of Xinjiang, calling them a "great shame for humanity."

Bota Kussaiyn seeks news about her father Kussaiyn Sagymbai who is missing in XUAR. Source: Amnesty International
Feb 11, 2019

It seems convenient for the world to turn a blind eye to China’s mass internment of Uighurs in its northwestern Xinjiang Province. But the repercussions from inaction may prove a threat to stability both in the Asia Pacific and around the world.

Rashida Abdughupur, a Uighur woman in Adelaide who says she was threatened by the Chinese police Photograph: Kelly Barnes
Feb 11, 2019

Exclusive: Activists urge embassy to ‘tell us if they’re alive or dead’ amid claims of inaction by Canberra

Akikat Kaliolla's parents Kaliolla Tursynuli and Venera Mukatai. Photo provided by Akikat Kaliolla and used with permission.
Feb 11, 2019

In March 2018, Akikat Kalliola, a Chinese-born naturalised citizen of Kazakhstan, abruptly lost contact with four family members living in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

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