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Mar 9, 2020

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is deeply troubled by credible reports of forced labor and other violations of fundamental human rights in the Xinjiang region of China. We call for an immediate end to these violations and pledge to work collaboratively with governments, civil society, unions, and multilateral organizations to achieve this goal.

Mar 9, 2020

Voices from Xinjiang: We were burning everything at night

Mar 9, 2020

The photo of his father was barely recognizable. The old man looked unusually pale and tired, and his customary beard was shaved off. The son who received the photo over WhatsApp was immediately suspicious.

Mar 9, 2020

Mustafa Aksu, a representative from the Uyghur Human Rights Project, brought attention to what he calls “concentration camps” of Uyghurs in China during a talk on the University of Colorado Boulder campus Wednesday night.

Mar 9, 2020

The photo of his father was barely recognizable. The old man looked unusually pale and tired, and his customary beard was shaved off. The son who received the photo over WhatsApp was immediately suspicious.

Mar 9, 2020

In a lively Muslim quarter of Nanchang city, a sprawling Chinese factory turns out computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners for a supplier to international tech giants such as Apple and Lenovo. Throughout the neighborhood, women in headscarves stroll through the streets, and Arabic signs advertise halal supermarkets and noodle shops.

Mar 9, 2020

As new reports emerge of China using Uighurs as “forced labor," Beijing could be moving to a new phase of crackdown against the minority group in Xinjiang, experts warn.

A police stations and surveillance cameras in the Uighur neighborhoods of Uruqmi. Sarah Tynen, CC BY-SA
Mar 9, 2020

Recently leaked Chinese government documents reveal how local officials targeted Muslim minorities in China. Satellite images show that many of them have been held in detention camps across the vast Uighur homeland in northwest China.

Naomi Kikoler, director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, speaks at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, March 5, 2020.   US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Mar 6, 2020

Experts say the designation could be used to bring a case in an international court of law.

Mar 6, 2020

Many are forced to work in factories, a new report claims

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