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Documenting the Tragedy in Xinjiang: An Insider’s View of Atajurt
January 16, 2020

Documenting the Tragedy in Xinjiang: An Insider’s View of Atajurt

By Mehmet Volkan Kaşıkçı
Facing monumental challenges, the volunteers of Atajurt have dedicated themselves to advocating for those detained in Xinjiang.

What’s the Price of Freedom? Kazakh Activist Accepts Plea Deal
August 19, 2019

What’s the Price of Freedom? Kazakh Activist Accepts Plea Deal

By Catherine Putz
Serikzhan Bilash was released with a fine and a promise to end his activism for ethnic Kazakhs detained in China.
Some Freed, Some Not by Kazakhstan's Justice System
August 05, 2019

Some Freed, Some Not by Kazakhstan's Justice System

By Paolo Sorbello
In July, Kazakhstan's courts kept several “uncomfortable” people behind bars while releasing a handful of others.

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.

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.

On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
April 01, 2019

On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will

By Catherine Putz
As ethnic Kyrgyz and Kazakhs continue to disappear into Chinese detention, Bishkek and Nur-Sultan are staying quiet.

Kazakh Activist Complains of Pressure by Authorities
March 15, 2019

Kazakh Activist Complains of Pressure by Authorities

By Nataliya Vasilyeva
Under house arrest, Serikzhan Bilash says authorities made him sign blank documents.
Is This the Closing of the Kazakh Window Into Xinjiang?
March 11, 2019

Is This the Closing of the Kazakh Window Into Xinjiang?

By Catherine Putz
With the arrest of Serikzhan Bilash, a movement that gave the world a view into the Xinjiang crisis has an uncertain future.

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