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China Orphans Of The State

Life as a Uyghur student in Xinjiang [video]

The Chinese Communist Party is erasing the culture of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. Learn about restrictions on students in this video.
Men dancing in front of mosque (© Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

China defaces Uyghur mosque in continuing religious crackdown

As part of the Chinese government's crackdown against Muslims in Xinjiang, authorities have removed Islamic iconography from the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar.
Man posing for photo in office (© Kevin Wolf/AP Images)

Once interned in China, Uyghur American fights for religious freedom

Learn more about Nury Turkel, the Uyghur American lawyer who has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Words in box and drawing of manacled woman (© Tomomi Shimizu)

Japanese manga comic tells story of Uyghur oppression

Japanese manga artist's short comic telling the story of one Uyghur woman's experience in the Chinese internment camps has gone viral.
Seated man holding a photo of a woman and child (© Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., Australia stand up for Uyghur rights

As the Chinese government monitors Uyghurs abroad, the U.S. and Australia are working to support those speaking out against human rights violations.
Hands holding documents (© Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

China coerces Uyghur women into unwanted marriages

In China's Xinjiang province, many Uyghur women face an impossible choice: marry a Han Chinese man or face imprisonment in an internment camp.
Two children wearing embroidered hats (© Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis/Getty Images)

China cuts children’s Uyghur roots

Over the past several years, China has built a network of orphanages for ethnic minority children whose parents are in internment camps.
Close-up of dark-haired young woman (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Daughter of Uyghur scholar fights for his freedom

Speaking at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the daughter of a Uyghur scholar described her family's persecution by the Chinese government.
Surveillance camera footage of people in building (State Dept.)

The surveillance state: Uyghur oppression in Xinjiang, China [video]

Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities face imprisonment or state surveillance in China, which forces them to renounce their religion and culture.