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Mihrigul Tursun, speaks at a event at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Tursun, a member of China’s Uighur minority is detailing the torture and abuse she suffered at the hands Chinese authorities as part of an escalating clampdown on hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities. Through a translator she said she spent several months in detention in China where she was beaten, tortured with electric shock and given unknown drugs.
Nov 27, 2018

A member of the Uighur minority on Monday detailed torture and abuse she says she experienced in one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands of religious minorities.

Memetjan Abliz Boriyar in an undated photo.
Nov 27, 2018

Memetjan Abliz Boriyar had approved more than 100 books later blacklisted by the government.

Nov 27, 2018

Countries must hit China with sanctions over the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs, hundreds of scholars said on Monday, warning that a failure to act would signal acceptance of “psychological torture of innocent civilians”.

Mihrigul Tursun (fourth from right) speaks on Monday in Washington about being held at a mass internment camp in Xinjiang. Photo: Owen Churchill
Nov 27, 2018

A statement delivered on behalf of 278 academics from 26 countries called for the release of detainees and an end to China’s campaign against Muslim minorities.
The group also included an appeal to countries engaged in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Nov 27, 2018

Question about detainees in Xinjiang prompts silence at first. EU representative says many officials are ‘greatly concerned’

Abdusalam Mehmet, 40, spent four months in police detention, where he says he was tortured, and 50 days in a re-education camp in the city of Hotan. He is now in Turkey, but says his parents, three brothers, and one sister are in a re-education camp in China. (Umar Farooq)
Nov 27, 2018

The repression picked up dramatically in 2016, after a top party official who had put down unrest in Tibet was sent to Xinjiang.

Through gritted teeth: Jeenbekov's administration is trying not to rock the boat on Xinjiang. (Photo: Kyrgyz presidential website)
Nov 27, 2018

The country's lively civil society is unlikely to be so circumspect.

Nov 27, 2018

Bitter Winter continues exposing the lies by Chinese authorities about the “transformation through education” camps. In an interview, an employee in one such internment facilities in Xinjiang spoke about quotas for detainees, the categories into which they are divided, and miserable living conditions.

Nov 27, 2018

The Trump administration has been slamming Beijing for its Uighur internment camps. But some worry that criticism will go quiet after the G20.

Nov 27, 2018

Xinjiang, China is home to more than 11 million Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority. Currently, 1 million Uighurs are being held in Chinese internment camps, according to estimates cited by the UN and by U.S. officials. 

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