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China Says There’s No Risk of a COVID-19 Outbreak in Xinjiang Camps. Don’t Believe It.
February 28, 2020

China Says There’s No Risk of a COVID-19 Outbreak in Xinjiang Camps. Don’t Believe It.

By Jewher Ilham and Munawwar Abdulla
In trying to deny any cause for concern, a government spokesperson only helped justify fears.

2 More Ethnic Kazakhs Who Fled Xinjiang Won’t Be Deported
January 22, 2020

2 More Ethnic Kazakhs Who Fled Xinjiang Won’t Be Deported

By Catherine Putz
Murager Alimuly and Qaster Musakhanuly were given one-year prison sentences, but a Kazakh court declined to deport them.
Smuggling Out the Truth: The Story of the Xinjiang Papers and China Cables
December 12, 2019

Smuggling Out the Truth: The Story of the Xinjiang Papers and China Cables

By Ben Lowsen
An unprecedented series of leaks of Chinese internal government documents highlights human rights abuses and possibly a crack in the façade of Xi Jinping’s power in China.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian: What the ‘China Cables’ Tell Us About Xinjiang
December 04, 2019

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian: What the ‘China Cables’ Tell Us About Xinjiang

By Shannon Tiezzi
The takeaways from and significance of a trove of leaked Chinese government documents on Xinjiang.

What Happens When the Uyghurs Come Home?
November 06, 2019

What Happens When the Uyghurs Come Home?

By Ruth Ingram
Social media is starting to convey some signs of life from Xinjiang’s disappeared.

Rival Camps Clash Over Xinjiang at UN Committee Session
October 31, 2019

Rival Camps Clash Over Xinjiang at UN Committee Session

By Shannon Tiezzi
Once again, the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is the site of dueling narratives on the Xinjiang crackdown.

US Announces Visa Restrictions for Chinese Officials Involved in Xinjiang Abuses
October 09, 2019

US Announces Visa Restrictions for Chinese Officials Involved in Xinjiang Abuses

By Ankit Panda
The list of Chinese officials affected by the ban is not public.
Kazakh Xinjiang Activist’s Trial Begins With Relocation, Incitement Charges Linger
July 29, 2019

Kazakh Xinjiang Activist’s Trial Begins With Relocation, Incitement Charges Linger

By Catherine Putz
A judge quickly agreed to send the case to Almaty; Serikzhan Bilash is charged with inciting violence against Chinese.

Which Countries Are For or Against China's Xinjiang Policies?
July 15, 2019

Which Countries Are For or Against China's Xinjiang Policies?

By Catherine Putz
Last week, two coalitions sent competing letters to the UN Human Rights Council criticizing or backing China's Xinjiang policies.

Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere
June 03, 2019

Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere

By Catherine Putz
Sauytbay has reportedly left Kazakhstan for Sweden, still seeking asylum after blowing the whistle on China's Xinjiang camps.

Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.
May 20, 2019

Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.

By Daniel Balson
There can be no demanding justice for those interned in China while refusing to defend the people who attempt to provide it.
The World Must Save the Uyghurs
February 15, 2019

The World Must Save the Uyghurs

By Benedict Rogers
Long-standing repression of the Uyghur culture has reached stunning new lows. What happened to “Never again”?

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