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Abduweli Ayup

Brother of Uyghur Linguist Confirmed Held in Xinjiang Internment Camp For Years

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 22:00

Erkin Ayup was detained after spending decades as a civil servant.

This composite shows Uighur activist Ferkat Jawdat in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2019. His mother Minaiwaier Tuersun is pictured on the right shortly before she was detained in Xinjiang, China, in early 2018.Credit: Courtesy of Ferkat Jawdat

House bill gives Uighurs 'at least some hope', Uighur activist says

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:58

The US House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act on Tuesday. It demands that the White House take a tougher stance opposing the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in western China.

Chinese spokesperson Hua Chunying

China Rebukes House Bill Condemning Crackdown On Uighurs

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:57

Chinese officials have expressed outrage after the House passed a bill late Tuesday condemning Beijing's crackdown on China's Muslim Uighur minority.

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

The West Must Respond to Chinese Oppression

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:56

There are many disturbing aspects to modern-day China, but its treatment of the Uighurs is the most despicable. The West must come up with a response to the inhuman persecution.

Wanted: Chinese cadres to hold Beijing’s line in Xinjiang as Han Chinese head for the exits amid international furore over Uygur internment camps

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:55

Beijing’s officials are leaving the troubled region where – by some estimates – up to a million Uygurs have been held in detention centres

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act Passes U.S. House in 407-1 Vote

  • Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:53

The bill calls for sanctions on the Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo.

Chinese 'relatives' visit Zumret Dawut’s house in 2018. Photo:  Zumret Dawut

Xinjiang ‘Pair Up’ Campaign Highlights Power Imbalance Between Chinese ‘Relatives,’ Uyghur Hosts

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:23

Family members submit to invasive questions but know little about the officials who stay at their homes.

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

How The U.S. Is Responding To China's Mass Detention Of Uighurs, Hong Kong Protests

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:22

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch, about the U.S. response to China's mass detention of Uighurs and the violent turn in protests in Hong Kong.

Beijing’s Secrets of Xinjiang

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:20

Leaked documents reveal repression—and embarrassment.

Ferkat Jawdat met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on March, 2019.  US State Department / Via Twitter: @secpompeo

'I just couldn't sleep': Uighur activist calls for China to stop targeting minorities

  • Tue, 11/19/2019 - 20:19

For years, the Chinese government has been detaining hundreds of thousands of Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in so-called "re-education camps" in far-western China.

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