Uyghur American Association (UAA)
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10 Jun: 2019 Report on International Religious Freedom: China – Xinjiang

This separate section on the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is included given the scope and severity of reported religious freedom violations specific to the region this year. The U.S. government estimated the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government detained more than one million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Hui, and members of other Muslim groups, as well as some Uighur Christians, in specially built internment camps or converted detention facilities in Xinjiang and subjected them to forced disappearance, political indoctrination, torture, psychological and physical…

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03 Jun: UHRP REPORT—Kashgar Coerced: Forced Reconstruction, Exploitation, and Surveillance in the Cradle of Uyghur Culture

For immediate releaseJune 3, 2020 10:00 am EDTContact: Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) +1 (202) 790-1795, (703) 217-7266 The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has released a new report, Kashgar Coerced: Forced Reconstruction, Exploitation, and Surveillance in the Cradle of Uyghur Culture. The report documents the Chinese government’s campaign to stamp out tangible aspects of Uyghur culture, using the ancient city of Kashgar as the most emblematic case. On the one hand, Kashgar is regarded as the “cradle of Uyghur culture,” lying…

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01 Apr: UHRP REPORT: Weaponized Passports: The Crisis of Uyghur Statelessness

For immediate release April 1, 2020 3:30 pm EST Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) +1 (202) 790-1795, (703) 217-7266 UHRP’s new report, “Weaponized Passports: The Crisis of Uyghur Statelessness,” documents an ongoing and worsening issue facing Uyghurs abroad, namely refusal to renew passports and denial of access to other documentation by the Chinese government. For several years, Uyghurs have been unable to renew their passports at Chinese embassies and consulates as other P.R.C. citizens are able to do. Instead, Chinese embassy…

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01 Mar: ‘Re-education’, forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang.

What’s the problem? The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen. This report estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred…