This portrait of a crying Uyghur woman lays bare the heartbreaking human reality of China’s concentration camps.
Beijing has long been accused of discriminating against its minority population of Uyghur Muslims.
The government began building so-called ‘re-education’ camps in the northwest Xinjiang region in 2017 – after Uyghurs were blamed for several terrorist attacks.
Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape published as UN human rights chief visits region
One of the leaked images. China’s ruling Communist party is accused of detaining more than 1 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. Photograph: BBCVincent Ni China affairs correspondentWed 25 May 2022 00.42 BSTFirst published on Tue 24 May 2022 13.30 BST
(New York) – The Chinese government should immediately release all remaining imprisoned students of the Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, Human Rights Watch said today. A government list of prisoners leaked in December 2021 indicates that six of the seven students on the list were sentenced in December 2014 to between three-and-a-half and eight years in prison. Although they would have completed their sentences, it is unclear whether they have been released.
Agreement of cooperation for a global Muslim coalition for Uyghurs
30 January 2022
We the undersigned organizations commit to working together to stop the ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in East Turkistan.
We note that an independent tribunal of international law experts determined on 9 December 2021 that Uyghurs face genocide and crimes against humanity committed by the Chinese government.
RFA. 21 December 2021
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When China announced this month that it has spent some $63 million in recent years to build or renovate kindergartens in Xinjiang, raising the restive region’s preschool enrollment rate to 98%, Uyghurs saw more reason for concern than for gratitude, analysts from the ethnic minority said.
The Diplomat. 21 December 2021
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In December 2019, CGTN, China’s overseas television service, broadcast a four-minute report entitled “What’s China’s ‘re-education camp’ in Xinjiang really about?” In the segment, CGTN anchor Wang Guan poses a question about internment camps in the Uyghur region: “Was that a campaign of religious repression, or an unprecedented effort of deradicalization?” To seek an answer, he visits Kashgar and showcases four Uyghur former camp internees. Each person exhibits a vocational skill learned in the camps; there’s an artist, a real estate agent, a cashier, and someone in “hospitality.” It’s time to meet the “new” Uyghurs.
Republic World. 21 December 2021
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The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take strict actions against China’s mass detention centres. In a letter addressed to OIC – an international organization consisting of 57 member states with a collective population of over 1.8 billion, WUC urged it to look after the genocide and crime against humanity.
New York Post. 18 December 2021
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In 2017, TursunayZiyawudun was arrested off the street in northern China’s Xinjiang region, forced by police officers to turn over her passport and taken to a prison camp about 30 minutes from her village. There, she was made to sing communist songs of patriotism and repeatedly told that her Muslim religion does not exist. After a month, she developed stomach issues, fainted and was released.
The Guardian. 16 December 2021
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Japan’s prime minister, Fumio Kishida, has said he will not attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, but it is not clear if the country will join a US-led diplomatic boycott of the Games over human rights abuses.
Axios. 17 December 2021
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In a rare bipartisan compromise, the Senate unanimously passed a bill punishing the Chinese government for its genocide of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities — and agreed to hold a vote later on Thursday to confirm Nicholas Burns as ambassador to China.