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A Uyghur Reflects on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 27, 2023

A Uyghur Reflects on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Omer Kanat
Solemn remembrance of the Holocaust is important for all humanity. And for Uyghurs, in our current crisis, “Never Forget” and “Never Again” have a direct and profound meaning.

Uyghur Women and Forced Marriages in China
December 10, 2022

Uyghur Women and Forced Marriages in China

By Tasnim Nazeer
Uyghurs report disturbing stories of their relatives in Xinjiang being forced to marry Han Chinese, part of Beijing’s strategy for diluting Uyghur heritage.
Thailand’s Troubling History With the Uyghurs
November 02, 2022

Thailand’s Troubling History With the Uyghurs

By Mark S. Cogan
Out of fear of destabilizing its relations with Beijing, the Thai government has failed to protect Uyghur civilians who have sought political asylum in the country.

UK Court to Hear Uyghur Demands to Ban Xinjiang Cotton
October 25, 2022

UK Court to Hear Uyghur Demands to Ban Xinjiang Cotton

By Associated Press
Lawyers representing the Uyghurs will argue that the British government's inaction breaches existing U.K. laws prohibiting goods made in foreign prisons or linked to crime.

UN Human Rights Council Rejects Western Bid to Debate China’s Xinjiang Abuses
October 06, 2022

UN Human Rights Council Rejects Western Bid to Debate China’s Xinjiang Abuses

By Jamey Keaten
China managed to convince enough states to narrowly defeat a motion to hold a debate on Xinjiang – the least intrusive form of scrutiny that the council could seek.

To China’s Fury, UN Accuses Beijing of Uyghur Rights Abuses
September 01, 2022

To China’s Fury, UN Accuses Beijing of Uyghur Rights Abuses

By Ken Moritsugu and Jamey Keaten
The UN assessment released late Wednesday concluded that China has committed serious human rights violations under its anti-terrorism and anti-extremism policies.

China’s Heavy-Handed Push to Prevent a UN Report on Xinjiang
August 01, 2022

China’s Heavy-Handed Push to Prevent a UN Report on Xinjiang

By William Nee
Beijing’s full-court press to kill the report reveals a lot about Xi Jinping’s ideal form of international order.
Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping’s Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution
May 25, 2022

Xinjiang Police Files Show Xi Jinping’s Personal Involvement in Uyghur Persecution

By Bonnie Girard
The files, in addition to adding to a mountain of evidence of the abuse and detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, include previously secret speeches tying the oppression directly to the top.

Uyghurs Have No Faith in Michelle Bachelet’s UN Visit to China 
May 11, 2022

Uyghurs Have No Faith in Michelle Bachelet’s UN Visit to China 

By Omer Kanat
The United Nations, an organization established in the aftermath of one genocide, has yet to impose any consequences, or even to officially condemn, China’s genocide against the Uyghur people.

Japan’s Diet Resolution on the Uyghur Crisis
February 28, 2022

Japan’s Diet Resolution on the Uyghur Crisis

By KAWASHIMA Shin
Striking a balance, or a half-baked measure?

For Uyghur 2008 Torchbearer, China’s Olympic Flame Has Gone Dark
February 04, 2022

For Uyghur 2008 Torchbearer, China’s Olympic Flame Has Gone Dark

By Huizhong Wu
In the years since he took part in the Olympic torch relay, Beijing has imposed harsh policies on the Uyghurs, splitting apart Kamaltürk Yalqun’s family.
Meet the New Uyghurs
December 21, 2021

Meet the New Uyghurs

By Henryk Szadziewski
China's propaganda narrative centers on the personal transformations of Uyghurs, removing the cultural and ethnic markers Beijing finds distasteful.

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