Recent events have stoked alarm among the sizeable Uighur diaspora in Turkey that the country is no longer the haven it has been for decades.
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The Uyghur people are a largely Muslim ethnic group that is native to Central Asia. The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China's west is under tight control of the central government. Also see our articles on China and Tibetan People.
A prominent Uighur writer, who had been held at an internment camp in China’s Xinjiang region, has died inside the camp, his family members told VOA.
Uighur rights advocates in the United States are ramping up efforts to persuade the U.S. Congress to pass a bill focusing on China’s growing persecution.
In the Chinese Communist Party’s drive to erase markers of Uyghur identity, the Uyghur language is a target because it is a Turkic language.
Human Rights Watch got their hands on an app used by Chinese authorities in the western Xinjiang region to track and categorize the entire local population.
The Chinese authorities are using a “mass surveillance” app to profile, investigate, and detain Muslims in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
China has released a lengthy white paper that seeks to justify its anti-terrorism fight and de-radicalization measures in the western region of Xinjiang.
Chinese authorities said Tuesday that Muslim internment camps of Xinjiang will “gradually disappear” if a time arises when “society does’t need them.”
In addition, the authorities disappeared Jiang’s father and sister, who were “escorted” by domestic security personnel. They have not been heard from since.
Chinese surveillance firm tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in Xinjiang, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.