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British Uyghurs, Send A Letter To Your Member of Parliament About Your Missing Relative(s)

 

Uyghur Australians, Send A Letter To Your Member of Parliament About Your Missing Relative(s)

Uyghur Kiwis, Send A Letter To Your Member of Parliament About Your Missing Relative(s)

 

Uyghur Canadians, Send A Letter To Your Member of Parliament About Your Missing Relative(s)

 

Uyghur Americans, Send A Letter To Your Congressperson and Senators About Your Missing Relative(s)

 

Action Alert: Call Congress, Pass The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Save Uighur Applauds Passage of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in the Senate

The Save Uighur Campaign of Justice for All applauds the unanimous passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) in the Senate this Wednesday, and we hope to see this bill eventually become law in the near future. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (S.65) bans the import of products from Chinese-occupied East Turkestan…

Save Uighur Commemorates the 12th Anniversary of the July 5th Urumqi Massacre

July 5th, 2021, marks the 12th year since the Urumqi Massacre took place. Save Uighur remembers the thousands of victims who lost their lives during their struggles for liberty, equity, and equality. The memories of the Uyghur student protestors imprisoned, murdered, and cast away by the Chinese regime will always stay within our hearts. Their…

Save Uighur Campaign of Justice For All Applauds Uyghur Genocide Declarations of Belgian and Czech Parliaments

This Tuesday, June 15th, the Belgian parliament declared the atrocities committed by the Chinese government on Uyghurs and other ethnic Turkic peoples in East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) as constituting “a serious risk for genocide and crime against humanity.” The original motion passed almost unanimously with the only exception being…

Save Uighur Campaign Applauds the Lithuanian Government’s Declaration of Genocide

Save Uighur Campaign applaudes the Lithuanian government’s declaration of China’s treatment on Uyghurs as a genocide. Lithuania marks as the fifth country to pressure China to stop the ongoing genocide in East Turkestan after the US, UK, Canada and Netherland by its Uyghur genocide declaration. The Lithuanian government voted in favor of the U.N. investigation…

Save Uighur Applauds UK Parliament’s Uyghur Genocide Declaration

On April 22, 2021, British Parliamentarians recognized the severe repression of Uyghurs and other Turkic speaking nations by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in East Turkestan as genocide. The Save Uighur Campaign applauds the UK Parliament for taking the right step in declaring the atrocities committed by the Chinese government as genocide. We call on…

Action Alert: Time To Call It Genocide UK

 

These Brands Are Still Linked to Uyghur Forced Labor. Help Stop Them Now.

In March 2020, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) published a report titled “Uyghurs For Sale”, which revealed a vast network of companies complicit in the use of Uyghur forced labor throughout China. The ASPI found that 27 factories across nine Chinese provinces used the labor of Uyghurs forcibly transferred from Chinese-occupied East Turkestan since…

Save Uighur Campaign Applauds Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s Approach Regarding the Uyghur Genocide and Forced Labor

The Save Uighur Campaign of Justice For All applauds Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent statements in regards to the Chinese government’s ongoing genocide of the Uyghur people and the prevention of Uyghur forced labor products entering US markets. On Sunday, the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, in an interview conducted by NBC, rebuked China’s…

Save Uighur Commemorates the 31st Year of the Barin Uprising

“A nation’s existence and value is…in the people’s ethnic dignity/honor, their endless courage, and their unyielding and relentless determination.” – Zaydun Yusuf While we are calling for the international community to take swift action against China’s genocidal campaign against Uyghurs and other Turkic speaking nations in East Turkestan, we can not forget the martyrs of…

10 Things You Can Do For Uyghurs Today

United States Call The White House and State Department and urge them to not backtrack on the Uyghur Genocide determination. Sign up for Uyghur Advocacy Days Call your Senators and Congressperson to pass Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Call on companies to stop using Uyghur forced labor – toolkit Inform and engage your local masjid…

Save Uighur Campaign Applauds US, UK, EU Sanctions on China Over Uyghur Genocide

On March 22nd, 2021, the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada joined the European Union in sanctioning Chinese officials and entities involved in the genocidal campaign of Chinese government on Uyghurs and other Turkic-speaking ethnic nations such as Kazakhs and Kyrgiz in East Turkestan. The Save Uighur Campaign of Justice For All commends this coordinated…

East Turkistani Grassroots Organizations Protest Volkswagen’s Ties to Uyghur Forced Labor

Starting March 6th, the East Turkistan Youth Congress has organized global protests pressuring Volkswagen to cut ties with its Chinese factories engaging in the forced labor of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other ethnic Turkic peoples. Volkswagen is among at least 82 other well-known global brands revealed by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute to have ties to…

Watch Now: Save Uighur Interviews Chinese Concentration Camp Survivors

As part of week-long advocacy events surrounding International Women’s Day, Save Uighur interviewed Chinese concentration camp survivors Gulbahar Jalilova, Zumrat Dawut, and Qelbinur Sidik to discuss the unique oppression of the Uyghur genocide on women. In these eye-opening interviews, the women reveal the massive violations of human rights and moral indecency occurring in the camps.…

UK Action Alert: Call And Write To Your MPs – Pass Genocide Amendment In Trade Bill

 

Urgent Action Alert: No BackTracking On Uyghur Genocide Determination

Save Uighur Commemorates the 24th Anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre

Today, February 5th, 2021, marks 24 years since the Chinese government’s brutal crackdown on Uyghur protestors in Ghulja City. Today remains in our memory as a day to salute the bravery of many Uyghur youth against the tyrannical Chinese Communist Party, and remember their tragic loss. Though the Chinese government tries hard to deny its…

Chinese Government Responds to US Uyghur Genocide Declaration with Staged Propaganda Videos

On Tuesday, January 16th, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Chinese government to be committing genocide and crimes against humanity on millions of Uyghur and other Turkic-speaking peoples in Chinese-occupied East Turkestan. China has repeatedly been proven to be placing millions of Uyghurs into concentration camps and forced labor programs in addition…

Uyghur Activist Nursiman’s Speech at Turkish Assembly Blocked by Turkish TV

During yesterday’s Holocaust Memorial Day proceedings at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Uyghur Activist Nursiman Abdureshid gave testimony about her missing loved ones in East Turkestan. In her speech in front of the IYI party group, she asserted, “I said what I would say, now I am waiting for a response from humanity.” With…

20 Uyghur Detained In Turkey. Uyghur Community In Turkey Under Pressure With Extradition Treaty Looming

Abuqahhar Abdulaziz was detained in his work place where he was working in Zaitunburnu, (young man on the bottom right) Young man on bottom left was detained Jan, 18 midnight 11:30 from his house in Safakoy  Uyghur Community in Turkey Under Pressure With Extradition Treaty Looming Istanbul Provincial Security Directorate carried out nighttime raids on…

Save Uighur Heralds The Uyghur Genocide Determination By U.S. Government

Justice For All’s Save Uighur Campaign heralds the determination by the U.S. State Department  of genocide and crimes against humanity. This is a call that our organization has been making for several years. The United States is the first country in the world to recognize this. This designation of genocide is crucial in ending the…

Justice For All, Free Uyghur Now, 140 Uyghur and Muslim Organizations Release A Letter Demanding Action From OIC

For Immediate Release Contact: Adem Carroll Adem@justiceforall.org 1-646-251-0402 Serwi Huseyin serwi@justiceforall.org (Washington, DC, MD, 12/17/20) – Justice For All’s Save Uighur Campaign finds that the Chinese government’s extensive human rights violations against the Uighur and other Turkic population in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) meets the United Nations’ definition of genocide. Justice For All is a Muslim human rights organization which focuses…

OHCHR: UN experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China

The following is taken from a release by the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner on December 16, 2020. Read the full release here. “GENEVA (26 June 2020) – UN independent experts have repeatedly communicated with the Government of the People’s Republic of China their alarm regarding the repression of fundamental freedoms…

“Shave Their Heads. Sell Their Hair.” – The forced labor behind beauty.

Background Since 2015, more than a million Uighurs have been arbitrarily detained in a state-run system of concentration camps in East Turkestan where they are made to give up their religious and ethnic identities. Some current and former captives are sent to work in factories, where they are heavily monitored and forced to attend indoctrination…

Call/Email Senate To Pass Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Educate Your Candidates on the Uyghur Genocide

A Family Member’s Heartbreaking Testimony: #FreeAkramIslam

Please watch the heartbreaking testimony from Save Uighur’s Aydin Anwar below, and spread the word to stop the injustice with the hashtag #FreeAkramIslam. The following text is taken from the related Facebook post by Aydin Anwar.  “Here’s a testimony video for Akram Islam, my aunt’s brother in law who has been suffering in one of…

“Addressing Forced Labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region”: New Report from CSIS

In their new report, the Center for Strategic and International Studies covers the use of Uighur forced labor in East Turkestan, specifically the economics of the region and a breakdown of its supply chain. The following is taken from the introduction of a Center for Strategic and International Studies brief on October 21, 2020. “This…

Eye-Opening Report from the AP: China Cuts Uighur Births with IUDs, Abortion, Sterilization

In their new report, the AP finds that China is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities in campaign to curb Muslim population, which experts are calling it “demographic genocide”. The AP continues that China regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, forced intrauterine devices, sterilization, and abortion. Hundreds of…

Uyghur Advocacy Month: September 2020

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Call it a Genocide, President Trump

Uyghurs and other Turkic people are facing genocide. They are forced by the Chinese Communist Government into the largest concentration camps since the Nazis. We need it declared genocide and stop China. Your help is vital in our fight to stop this from continuing, read below to see what you can do. Step One: Call President Trump.…

Join the Fight. Help Us Free an Innocent Uighur Man.

Mewlan, loving son, husband, father, and brother was arbitrarily detained by the Chinese government in 2017. Join our fight to free him, sign the petition. Information from the petition, written by his sister Riz Nur: Since 2017, I have had no contact with my remaining family: my mother and brother, who are both Uyghurs in…

Eye-Opening New Report from Justice For All: Uighur Genocide

Justice For All, in their new Uighur Genocide Report find that the Chinese government’s extensive human rights violations against the Uighur population meets the United Nations’ definition of genocide. The criteria for genocide set forth by the Geneva Convention constitutes the following acts: Killing members of the group. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to…

New Report from UHRP —“The Happiest Muslims in the World”: Disinformation, Propaganda, and the Uyghur Crisis, July 2020

The following is taken from an Uyghur Human Rights Project press release on July 28, 2020. Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) +1 (703) 217-7266, +1 (646) 906-7722 The Uyghur Human Rights Project has released a new report analyzing the Chinese government’s attempts to craft and promote a narrative responding to international criticism of its…

UHRP Report —Weaponized Passports: The Crisis of Uyghur Statelessness

The following is taken from an Uyghur Human Rights Project press release on April 1, 2020. Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) +1 (202) 790-1795, +1 (703) 217-7266 UHRP’s new report, “Weaponized Passports: The Crisis of Uyghur Statelessness,” documents an ongoing and worsening issue facing Uyghurs abroad, namely refusal to renew passports and denial of access…

Uyghurs for Sale: Groundbreaking Report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), in their new report Uyghurs for sale: ‘Re-education’, forced labor and surveillance beyond Xinjiang, examine the Chinese government’s outsourcing of forced Uyghur labor from their vast network of ‘re-education camps’. Since 2017, more than a million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities have disappeared into a vast network of…

Save Uighur Campaign Applauds Recent US Sanctions on China

The Save Uighur Campaign welcomes and applauds recent moves in early July and early August by the US to sanction Communist Chinese party officials for their genocidal policies in East Turkestan (Xinjiang). Such sanctions on CCP officials include visa denials to the US and blocking of any assets they own in the US. This builds…

National Call In Day: Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act With Tool Kit

Join Justice For All and Save Uighur to call Congress to support the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Here’s what you can do: Share on Instagram. Download Poster. Share and Use This Toolkit. Call Your Representatives.

AP Report Confirms Our Stance: Uyghur Genocide Is A Physical Genocide

Connor Mayes Connor@justiceforall.org +1 (559) 960-7735 For Immediate Release (Washington DC June 29, 2020) The latest Associated Press report about the forced birth control and sterilization of Uighurs is a confirmation of Justice For All’s stance that the Chinese oppression of the Uighur and other ethnic groups is a systematic and slow but progressing genocide.…

Boycott Your Favorite Companies Complicit in Uyghur Forced Labor

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) run government has transferred Uyghurs and other Turkic people from East Turkestan to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including…

Save Uighur Welcomes House Passage of Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

The Save Uighur campaign of Justice For All welcomes the passage in the House of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 by unanimous consent. The Senate passed the bill with unanimous consensus on May 14. The bill will now go to the desk of President Donald Trump to sign into law. The Senate…

Save Uighur Welcomes the Appointment of Nury Turkel to USCIRF

Justice For All welcomes the appointment of Nury Turkel to the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the appointment of Nury Turkel, a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Turkel…

Save Uighur Press Release On USCIRF Report on China

For immediate release Contact: Aydin Anwar Justice For All, Save Uighur Project  aydin@justiceforall.org (Washington DC, April 28, 2020) Justice For All welcomes the recommendations made on China in the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy of 2020. Justice For All applauds that China has been recognized as…

Save Uighur Welcomes Recommendation of USCIRF on China

Justice For All welcomes the recommendations made on China in the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy of 2020. In particular, we applaud that China has been recognized as a country as a country of particular concern, where still millions of Uighurs and other Turkic people…

Major Win for the Save Uighur Campaign: MIT Campaign Accomplished!

For the last year, the Save Uighur team ran the STOP MIT campaign, calling on MIT to stop its collaborations Chinese technology companies. Yesterday, MIT announced an immediate cease its connections with iFlyTek, a company that provided voice recognition technology and was used to surveil millions of Uighurs and other Turkic people in East Turkestan.…

Save Uighur Welcomes Senator Menendez’s Letter To Stop Forced Labor

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross calling on his department to prevent American companies and consumers from buying goods produced by forced labor in East Turkestan. A more comprehensive list of companies complicit in forced labor can be found in…

Camp Detainees Sent to Lengthy Prison Sentences

Newest information reveals the mass transfer of Uighur and other Turkic camp detainees to prisons, namely in interior China where they are sentenced to lengthy prison terms. Aydin Anwar, Uighur Outreach Manager for the Save Uighur campaign, comments that “this is all a way to systemize the internment of the Uighurs on a much greater…

7 Steps To Boycott Made in China Cotton On Black Friday

Black Friday is here. Experts say 80% of cotton used in Chinese clothing comes from East Turkistan, and 30% of all US clothing comes from China. Forced labor is routinely used in East Turkestan, and companies and officials that run the largest concentration camps since Nazi Germany benefit from it. Buying clothing made in China…

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‘Show Me That My Father Is Alive.’ China Faces Torrent of Online Pleas

HONG KONG — Many members of the Uighur ethnic group living in exile are worried that their relatives back home in China are locked up in internment camps — or dead. So when China released a video this past week to prove that a prominent Uighur musician had not died in custody as rumored, Uighurs…

The forgotten Canadian languishing in a Chinese jail

The arbitrary arrests in China of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig without charge have appalled Canadians and led to widespread demands that the government of Canada exert all pressure possible to achieve their release from Chinese custody. Read more.

Xinjiang: Identities on Borrowed Time

On the North-Eastern borders of China lies the immense region of Xinjiang (literally, “New Frontier”). Until a few years ago, the region had a majority of Uyghurs, a Sunni Muslim people speaking a Turkic language, and also included Kazakh, Hui, Kyrgyz, Mongol, Tajik, and other Central Asian minorities. Han Chinese arrived by the millions in…

U.S. mercenary group linked to UAE agrees to deal with China to run anti-Muslim detention camps

BEIJING — A U.S. mercenary group with ties to the United Arab Emirates has signed a deal to build a training center in China where up to 1 million Muslims are reportedly being held in detention camps, according to the Middle East Monitor. Read the full story.

Turkey risks angering China by criticising treatment of Uighur Muslims

Overcoming worries about future Chinese investment and Beijing’s emerging status as the premier world power, the government of Turkey had spoken out about the treatment of Uighurs, denouncing the torture and “brainwashing” of the minority in what it described as internment camps. Read more

Uyghur activist who sparked Chinese-student protest at McMaster worried about message targeting her son

It was shocking enough, says Rukiye Turdush, that her talk on Uyghur human rights in China set off an indignant protest by Chinese students at an Ontario university. But now she’s worried that her son could be targeted by some of those students, after one of them messaged colleagues that they should look into the…

Muslim leaders in Europe discuss plight of Uighurs

Muslims leaders in Europe met in Denmark to discuss the humanitarian situation facing the Uighur people in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Read more.

Turkish-Chinese Tensions Escalate Over Uighurs

ISTANBUL — China has issued a travel warning to its residents visiting Turkey, in a move seen as targeting Turkey’s large tourism industry. The advisory is the latest escalation in bilateral tensions after Hami Aksoy, a spokesman for the Turkish foreign ministry, condemned China’s treatment of its Uighur minority. Read more.

A Young Uyghur Woman’s Plea for Her Mother’s Release

Beijing’s war on terror is reining in Christians, adding to fears that its mission is not only to stamp out Islam, but also to strike hard at the Uyghur nation itself. Read more.

‘Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj’ Highlights China’s #MeToo Movement, Online Censorship, And Uyghur Repression

In the first episode of its second season, Netflix’s current events and culture satire show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj focuses on censorship in China. The topic was a natural choice for the show after an episode on repression in Saudi Arabia in the first season went viral, leading to Netflix pulling the episode in…

#MeTooUyghur trending globally as families demand proof of life videos

The social media campaign was launched Tuesday under the hashtag #MeTooUyghur after China released a video of a man who identified himself as Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit saying he was alive and well. Read the full story here.

Famous Chinese film director’s desert labour camp movie pulled

Beijing: A new film from celebrated Chinese director Zhang Yimou that tells the story of an escapee from a labour camp has mysteriously been pulled from the Berlin Film Festival. It was set in China’s western desert. Read the rest of the story.

Ethnic Kazakh Man Who Fled China Sent Back to Thailand

Authorities in Uzbekistan have sent an ethnic Kazakh man with Chinese nationality back to Thailand in spite of Beijing’s attempts to have him repatriated, RFA has learned. Read more.

Families of missing Uighurs call for ‘proof of life’ videos from Chinese government

Beijing’s latest efforts to dispel criticism of its treatment of Uighur Muslims in the northwestern Chinese territory of Xinjiang appear to be backfiring. In an effort to dispel rumours of the death of famous Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit, who disappeared in Xinjiang in 2017, Chinese state media released a video of Heyit attesting to his…

Uighurs ask China: ‘Show me my mother and father are alive’

Since Chinese state media released a video appearing to show a prominent Uighur musician alive, despite reports of his death, Uighur Muslims have flooded social media with requests for news of their missing relatives. Read more.

Turkey helps publicize Uighur plight in China: activist

Turkey has given Uighurs the opportunity to publicize the plight of the minority group in northwestern China, the head of an Istanbul-based association said on Tuesday. Read the full story.

“Are they alive?”: Uighur Muslims demand videos of relatives in Chinese internment camps

China accidentally opened a can of worms when it released a video this weekend purporting to prove that an imprisoned Uighur musician was alive and well, contrary to recent reports that he’d died in Chinese custody. But the tactic backfired — within hours, Uighurs around the world took to social media to post pictures of…

Own a Compass or Boxing Gloves? You May Be a Terrorist

Everyday items from agricultural production to vocational tools to tea sets could get you arrested in Xinjiang. The official list of prohibited items disclosed. Read more.

Growing calls for closure of China’s ‘de-radicalising’ Muslim Concentration Camps

Turkey has called on China to close its Muslim internment camps, which are a “great embarrassment for humanity”. The country’s demands come after the death of Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit in custody. Mr Heyit was thought to be serving an eight-year sentence in the Xinjiang region, where up to one million two million Uighur…

17 Australian residents believed detained in China’s Uighur crackdown

Seventeen Australian residents are believed to be under house arrest, in prison or detained in China’s secretive “re-education” centres in Xinjiang, the Guardian can reveal. Read more.

Xinjiang Woman Struggles to Care for Her Grandchildren

It is not only the detainees who suffer. Aged parents and young children are left alone. This is the story of one grandmother struggling to protect her family. Read more.

Spring Festival Fever and the Year of the Pig

President Xi Jinping’s dream of a “big family of the Chinese nation” came closer this Spring Festival, with a concerted drive to assimilate Uyghur Muslims as never before. Read the full story here.

Christian Gives Testimony of Life in Camps

Not only Muslims are imprisoned at “transformation through education” camps. One Christian tells of her confinement, indoctrination, and continuing threats. Read the full story.

Turkey hits China hard over Uighur

A statement issued by the spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Hami Aksoy, on late Feb. 9, that accused China of imposing “torture and political brainwashing in internment camps and prisons” on Uighur Turks was a surprise to many, even to members of the Uighur diaspora. Read the full story here.

Video: Wall Street Journal: Life Inside China’s ‘Re-Education’ Camps

Check out this Wall Street Journal video on what life inside China’s so-called Re-Education camps is like. 

China’s Uighur musician video ‘raises many questions’

The Chinese government has released a video of Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit in an attempt to disprove reports of his death in custody. But Rahima Mahmut, a Uighur singer and rights activist, told DW the video is disturbing and raises more questions than it answers. Watch the video here  

Uighur scientists, intellectuals remain unaccounted for

International organizations such as the European Parliament (EP) and Amnesty International have drawn attention to unaccounted for scientists and intellectuals of the Uighur community. Many intellectuals and academics in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are suspected of being held in concentration camps.  Read the full story here.

Australia called to act against Chinese detention of Uighurs

Melbourne, Australia – Members of the Uighur Muslim community in Australia are renewing calls for action from the government amid reports that a number of Australian permanent residents are effectively trapped in China’s Xinjiang province. Read more here.

US Muslim leaders call on China to end persecution of Uighurs

(RNS) – More than 130 American Muslim leaders and scholars have signed an open letter condemning the Chinese government’s continued persecution and detention of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority. The letter, initiated by the Sound Vision Foundation and signed by prominent Muslim leaders, called for the release of detainees from internment camps in Xinjiang, where Uighurs…

Cultural Destruction in East Turkestan (UHRP)

Demolition of Uyghur Neighborhoods The Chinese government has been demolishing Uyghur neighborhoods across East Turkestan, for more than a decade. This has resulted in the loss of physical structures, including Uyghur homes, shops, and religious sites. Uyghurs have been forcibly relocated to heavily monitored apartment blocks. Kashgar Old City, the spiritual heart of Uyghur culture…

Religious Repression of the Uyghurs (UHRP)

Punishment for prayer and reading the Quran Religious expression is one of the primary reasons the government is sending people to the expanding network of internment camps across East Turkestan (aka Xinjiang). There are reports of people being sent to the camps for having attended a wedding or funeral where a religious passage was read.…

Assault on the Uyghur Language in East Turkestan (UHRP)

Official Intolerance of the Uyghur Language Chinese government officials have emphasized Mandarin language ability as a marker of modernity and, more recently, a necessity in the fight against “terrorism.” “The languages of the minority nationalities have very small capacities and do not contain many of the expressions in modern science and technology, which makes education…

Concentration Camps in China for Uyghurs and Other Turkic Muslims

Scale of the camps The massive scale and sudden establishment of the concentration camp system in East Turkestan is unprecedented. According to US government estimates, there are a minimum of 800,000 and possibly over 2 million people currently detained. This is up to 20 percent of the Uyghur population. Construction on the camps began in…

Gulbahar Jelilova details life inside Chinese ‘re-education camp’

Gulbahar Jelilova’s vivid account of what happened inside China’s ‘re-education camps’ is a hair-raising testimony to how deep China’s human rights abuses run within its camps and outside of them. Read the full story here.

Mihrigul Tursun’s Testimony at Congress

“In the camps, I met a 23-year old woman named Patemhan. Her crime was attending a wedding in 2014 that was held according to Islamic traditions, where people did not dance, sing, or drink alcohol. She said 400 people who attended that wedding were all taken to the camps. When she was taken, she had…

China’s Xinjiang Tour Should Have Fooled No One

China’s authorities recently escorted diplomats from a dozen countries and a handful of foreign journalists on a highly controlled visit to Xinjiang, the northwestern region where an estimated one million Turkic Muslims are being arbitrarily and indefinitely detained. Read more

A Letter from Kashgar

We received a letter on November 26, 2018. It was written by a Kashgar resident, photographed and sent to a relative living abroad via Chinese social media platform WeChat. The letter is 4 pages long, and was written by hand in Uyghur Arabic script. We removed the names of the people mentioned in the letter…

The Life of Ruqiye Perhat

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