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Ahead of CCP Anniversary, Kazakh Activists Protesting China’s Xinjiang Policies Detained
July 02, 2021

Ahead of CCP Anniversary, Kazakh Activists Protesting China’s Xinjiang Policies Detained

By Catherine Putz
Several activists well-known for picketing the Chinese consulate in Almaty have reportedly been detained in Kazakhstan.

Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters
June 23, 2021

Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters

By Colleen Wood
YouTube's temporary suspension of a Kazakh human rights group’s channel highlights the risks of civil society's heavy reliance on the tech giants.
On Final Day in Office, Secretary Pompeo Declares China Has Committed ‘Genocide’
January 20, 2021

On Final Day in Office, Secretary Pompeo Declares China Has Committed ‘Genocide’

By Shannon Tiezzi
It will fall to the Biden administration to deal with the consequences of Pompeo’s statement on the crackdown in Xinjiang.

UN Working Group Finds Serikzhan Bilash’s Detention by Kazakhstan Arbitrary
November 26, 2020

UN Working Group Finds Serikzhan Bilash’s Detention by Kazakhstan Arbitrary

By Catherine Putz
Bilash headed a group advocating for greater attention to the ethnic Kazakhs detained in China’s camps in Xinjiang. It got him in trouble with the Kazakh government.

With New State Department Web Page, US Ramps up Emphasis on China’s Xinjiang Abuses
September 16, 2020

With New State Department Web Page, US Ramps up Emphasis on China’s Xinjiang Abuses

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S.-China battle of the narratives over Xinjiang continues to heat up.

Sean R. Roberts on China’s War on the Uyghurs
September 01, 2020

Sean R. Roberts on China’s War on the Uyghurs

By Catherine Putz
The Chinese Communist Party is “essentially waging a war against a portion of its own population (the Uyghur people), not as an ‘enemy,’ but as a ‘threat’ to society at large.”

Will the ILO Defend China’s Uyghurs?
August 18, 2020

Will the ILO Defend China’s Uyghurs?

By Andrew Samet
Uniquely of all U.N. agencies, the ILO has the capacity to act without consensus, or in this case agreement from China.
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.

Huawei’s Human Rights Record Has Been Shamefully Ignored 
February 07, 2020

Huawei’s Human Rights Record Has Been Shamefully Ignored 

By David Alton
The U.K. has been outspoken against the persecution of Uyghurs in Xinjiang; rewarding major contracts to the architects of the surveillance system undermines this. 

A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees
January 07, 2020

A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees

By Catherine Putz
As Beijing seeks deportations, ethnic Kazakhs strive to remain out of China’s grasp.

Secret Documents Reveal How China’s Mass Detention Camps Work
November 27, 2019

Secret Documents Reveal How China’s Mass Detention Camps Work

By Associated Press
A classified blueprint leaked to a consortium of news organizations shows the camps are instead precisely what former detainees have described:
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.

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