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Uighur activist Rukiye Turdush. Photo: Supplied.
Mar 4, 2019

For two decades Rukiye Turdush thought she had left China behind but, last month, the country finally caught up with her.

Several Kazakhs told rights groups their relatives detained or missing in China's Xinjiang have swapped "re-education" camps for other forms of confinement AFP/Ruslan PRYANIKOV  Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/from-camps-to-factories--muslim-detainees-say-china-using-forced-labour-11308702
Mar 4, 2019

As Gulzira Auelkhan toiled stitching gloves in a factory in China's troubled Xinjiang region, her managers made no secret of where her production would be sold.

JPEG - 864.5 kb The writing on the wall: anti-terror propaganda posters on the streets of Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang region Goh Chai Hin · AFP · Getty
Mar 4, 2019

China may have interned as many as a million Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang in an attempt to suppress their desire for greater autonomy and perhaps even independence; this may just increase that desire.

Various Kazakhs plead for their loved ones trapped in Xinjiang. Left: Hasen Kulsara wishes to reunite with her husband. Mid: Norserali Ayden holds a picture of his imprisoned brother and family. Right: Shabila Sultan says she can no longer reach her parents after their arrest. (Photo: ChinaAid)
Mar 4, 2019

More and more countries are standing up to China over its oppression of the Uighurs, the country’s majority-Muslim ethnic minority.

Gulnur Kosgeulet shows a photo of her husband, Ekpor Sorsenbek, whom she believes is in a re-education camp in Xinjiang, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Jan. 21. (Reid Standish for Foreign Policy)
Mar 4, 2019

Activists are speaking out for those imprisoned in Xinjiang—even if their own government doesn’t like it.

Mar 4, 2019

Before Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Beijing for a major visit late last month, he was the target of an intense lobbying effort at home and abroad. Members of the Uighur diaspora in Saudi Arabia and beyond hoped the young, powerful royal would acknowledge China’s nationwide crackdown on its own Muslim population.

Mar 1, 2019

James Leibold
Friday, March 1, 2019

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia
Mar 1, 2019

Sources suggest the releases are connected to a ‘foreign group visit.’

Zharqynbek Otan with his wife, Shynar Kylysheva, and their 6-year-old son at home in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Feb. 26. (Izturgan Aldauyev/For The Washington Post)
Mar 1, 2019

It’s not just Uighurs. Muslims across the border are also caught in the crackdown.

RFA Uyghur Serivice reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts his award at New York Festivals.  ©Roxxe Ireland; Marc Bryan-Brown
Mar 1, 2019

Radio Free Asia’s Uighur journalists report on China’s internment of hundreds of thousands of members of the country’s Muslim minority—including, in many cases, their families and friends.

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